When can I book an AAT exam (assessment)?

How long will I need to wait before booking my first exam?

We recommend that you aim to set aside at least 6/8 hours per week for your studies (on average – we know that other things crop up from time to time!). Anything less than this could find you having to do lots of recapping i.e. spending the first half hour or so going over what you studied in your last session! If you are able to commit to 6 – 8 hours per week, you should find yourself being able to book in for your first AAT exam (assessment) approximately 7 to 8 weeks after starting your course.

Can I sit all my exams at once?

You should study each unit in turn i.e. one at a time. Once you have finished studying for a unit, you will be able to sit the exam for it. After that, you will move onto the next unit, then sit the exam for it, and so on.

You will be able to sit exams (assessments) whenever you like once you (and your Tutor if you opted for a tutor supported package) think you are ready to sit them.

Subject to availability at your chosen exam centre you may find that you have to provide a number of weeks’ prior notice, whereas others may only require a few days’ notice, so this is something to bear in mind, especially when booking in for your first exam.

Something else to take into account is the AAT Synoptic window for each AAT Level – during Synoptic windows, you may find that there is reduced availability (unless you are sitting the relevant synoptic exam yourself!)

  • You can find out more about synoptic windows here.
  • Not sure what a synoptic exam is? Click here for more information.
  • To find out where your closest AAT approved assessment venue (exam centre) is, click here.