5 reasons why you should gain an AAT qualificationadmin
Are you looking for a rewarding new career but want to avoid university debt?
Maybe you’re thinking of changing career but want to keep your current job while you retrain?
Gaining an AAT qualification could be just what you need.
An accounting career can be rewarding – financially, professionally and personally. And if you’ve never considered what an AAT qualification can offer, these five benefits may surprise you!
The AAT pathway is flexible
You can gain an AAT qualification at any stage, regardless of your past work or academic history. There are no entry requirements to study an AAT course, but you do need to dedicate the time to your studies.
If you are not sure which Level to start at, we offer a free skills check to cut the risk of biting off more than you can chew.
And if you study online you’ll enjoy even more flexibility by choosing when and how much you want to study. You fit your studies around your life.
If you stop studying after Level 2, you can earn around £21,000 per year* as an accounts administrator or trainee finance assistant. Continue studying to Level 4 and beyond and you could earn around £30,000* as a management accountant or financial controller. And according to the AAT’s salary survey 2021, those with FMAAT status were earing around £40,000.
* – source AAT’s salary survey 2021
An AAT qualification is highly respected
AAT qualifications are internationally recognised and offer both legal and professional prestige.
They have over 130,000 members worldwide and it is one of the most recognisable global financial institutions.
Whether you choose to go straight into a career in accounting or not, having AAT qualifications on your CV will still give you a real advantage.
Sound financial management is the cornerstone of every business. So if you are helping to manage a small business or are considering starting your own, you will be well-equipped to ensure any business enjoys financial success, and you’ll have the skills to plan for long-term business growth.
And as they are Ofqual regulated qualifications, they can help University graduates secure gainful employment.
An investment in your future
Let’s be clear – You’re not buying a product; you’re investing in your future, and this investment will reap its own rewards!
When you weight it up, completing an AAT course online is relatively inexpensive as you can study at home and in your spare time. This means that you don’t have to go in to huge amounts of debt or miss out on years of income while studying. So, AAT courses offer a huge return on a modest investment, offering you a great deal of job security. After all, as long as there are businesses, there will always be a need for accounting services.
We have already written an article on why we feel bookkeeping and accounting is recession proof, which you can find here.
And because we offer monthly payment plans on all of our AAT courses, this investment in your career is a more manageable cost.
AAT courses provide an enriching challenge
Finance touches nearly all aspects of our lives (personally and professionally), so challenging yourself to learn more about how to manage money can be rewarding at any age.
Whether you have a small business and would like to have a greater understanding of your finances, want to effectively manage your personal investments and plan for retirement, or just hope to learn to budget better on a day-to-day basis, an AAT qualification could really help.
Even trying out the Introduction to Bookkeeping and Accounting course could expand your financial horizons in diverse new ways.
Open up a future beyond AAT
When you’ve completed the suite of AAT courses you have options to keep climbing the career ladder. And you can keep working while you do this.
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) are very popular choices for continued study progression.