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Need some guidance please.


Im interested in becoming an accountant so I read about it online and I found out that the AAT qualification is typically the minimum level expected of an accountant, but to ultimately become a chartered accountant, you'll have to progress to the ACCA, ACA or CIMA qualifications. but I understand that there are different levels of AAT qualifications so does anyone know which level and which AAT qualification that website is referring to? Thanks in advance.



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What is it that attracts you to the profession Sammy?

What is your background? Because this will determine what levels of the AAT you do, if indeed you do any.



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It is customary Sammy to thank people for their responses and whilst Caron's may be short and sweet, she still did answer the question. At least some kind of acknowledgement would be good. I think you would also perhaps get something more useful from the forum if you could answer our questions as this will determine the responses.



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Sorry for the delay, thank you to everyone for their replies. Accounting sounds interesting to me. I havent got any accounting qualifications so Im wondering which level of AAT to do before progressive into ACCA or CIMA. I read online that The AAT qualification is typically the minimum level expected of an accountant, but to ultimately become a chartered accountant, you'll have to progress to the ACCA, ACA or CIMA qualifications so I need to understand which level of AAT is expected of an accountant, before doing ACCA, ACA or CIMA. Do you know the answer please?

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Sorry for the delay, thank you to everyone for your replies. Accounting sounds interesting to me. I havent got any accounting qualifications so Im wondering which level of AAT I need to do before progressing into ACCA or CIMA. I read online that The AAT qualification is typically the minimum level expected of an accountant, but to ultimately become a chartered accountant, you'll have to progress to the ACCA, ACA or CIMA qualifications so I need to understand which level of AAT is expected of an accountant, before doing ACCA, ACA or CIMA. Do you know the answer please?

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Im not sure why but a lot of grammar mistakes (which I did not make while typing the replies) appear out of nowhere when I post the replies here.

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Sammy000 wrote:

Sorry for the delay, thank you to everyone for your replies. Accounting sounds interesting to me. I havent got any accounting qualifications so Im wondering which level of AAT I need to do before progressing into ACCA or CIMA. I read online that The AAT qualification is typically the minimum level expected of an accountant, but to ultimately become a chartered accountant, you'll have to progress to the ACCA, ACA or CIMA qualifications so I need to understand which level of AAT is expected of an accountant, before doing ACCA, ACA or CIMA. Do you know the answer please?


Hi Sammy and welcome

Caron gave you the answer in Level 4, although if you have no prior experience in accounts/bookkeeping I would think you would need to complete Levels 2 & 3 first.



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Quite Doug.

Would be good if you could answer my question Sammy, as your background is useful to understand the best place to start. Could be that you start straight in to the Chartered exams. Or other way to think of it is, where to you think your capabilities lie - A level, diploma/foundation degree/full Degree, Masters, given the different exams have equivalences to these levels.

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Here we go again

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Hello everyone, I apologise if I was late to reply. I now understand how these qualifications work. Thanks for the help.

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AAT Qualification is equivalent to accounting technician level qualification. AAT Level 2 is Equivalent to GCSE, AAT Level 3 is equivalent to two A-Levels and AAT Level 4 is equivalent to QCF Level 4 qualification.

AAT qualifications are internationally recognized and cover on practical, real-world accounting skills that you can put to use from day one. AAT Accounting Qualifications are a professional, highly respected sign of commitment and excellence in the industry.



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AAT Qualification is equivalent to accounting technician level qualification. AAT Level 2 is Equivalent to GCSE, AAT Level 3 is equivalent to two A-Levels and AAT Level 4 is equivalent to QCF Level 4 qualification.

AAT qualifications are internationally recognized and cover on practical, real-world accounting skills that you can put to use from day one. AAT Accounting Qualifications are a professional, highly respected sign of commitment and excellence in the industry.


That sounds as though it's lifted straight from Osbourne Training marketing materials...

Yep, just checked and the second part is lifted from AAT's website.



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