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AAT Membership

This section briefly explains how and when to register with the AAT i.e. AAT Membership. Selecting the correct qualification to register for can sometimes be confusing, so we have provided you with some information on that too.

How do I register with the AAT?

Before you register with the AAT, you need to firstly enrol onto your course with a Training Provider – this is important as the AATs online application form will ask for details of the Training Provider you are enrolled with.

Once you have enrolled onto your course, the AAT rules state that you should register with the AAT within 4 weeks of enrolment.

To register with the AAT, simply go to the AATs website and click on the number ‘3′ – Register with AAT’, as shown below:

AAT Home Page explaining how to register with the AAT

This will take you to an online application form. A couple of important points here are:

  • Make sure you select the correct training provider (i.e. the training provider you enrolled on your course with)
  • ULN Number: this is irrelevant for most students, so simply skip this question

For more details on completing the form, please click here

Which qualification should I register for?

When registering with the AAT, the key bit is to make sure you select the relevant category of qualification e.g.

You will need to select AAT Accounting Qualifications if you enrolled on:

  • AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting
  • Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • Professional Diploma in Accounting

You will need to select AAT Bookkeeping Qualifications if you enrolled on:

  • Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Award in Accounting Software

From here, you will then be able to select the specific course that you enrolled on with your training provider.

It is important to select the correct category of qualification (and the specific qualification of course), because the registration fee is different for both categories of course, but it will also have an impact later on when you come to book in for your exams.

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NUS Discount

You can save money with exclusive offers and discounts with an NUS Extra Card – registering as a student with the AAT means that you will be eligible to purchase one!

To buy your card, you will need to visit the NUS website, here’s the link: www.nus.org.uk/en/nus-extra/. Simply complete the online registration under “Buy your NUS Extra card now” – you will need your AAT membership number to hand and you will need to select the Training Provider you enrolled with as your school.

The NUS card only costs £12 a year, but on average, students make annual savings of over £500!

For more information, please click here