How old do you have to be to study AAT?

The rules:

In the first instance you should refer to:

This says that you can leave school on the last Friday in June if you’ll be 16 by the end of the summer holidays, but then you must then do one of the following until you’re 18:

  • stay in full-time education, for example at a college


  • start an apprenticeship or traineeship


  • spend 20 hours or more a week, working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training

We can therefore provide AAT training to you if you comply with the above requirements.

If you are still in full time education, we would recommend that any studies that you undertake are managed and delivered by your school or college.

Your mainstream education is crucial to your future life.

If you want to get a job in accounts and finance, a key plank of any recruitment process will be the review of your CV. Prospective employers will use this as the basis for judging your potential ability to undertake the job they are advertising and to undertake any professional studies they will want you to undertake.