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wHO ARE AAT?

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) are the UK’s leading professional body that offers skill-based accountancy and finance qualifications.

Regulated by all four UK qualification regulators – Ofqual (England), CCEA (Northern Ireland), SQA (Scotland), and Qualifications Wales – AAT are highly respected internationally.

The AAT Accounting Qualifications are also universally recognised, as they work across the world with around 130,000 members in over 100 countries. They also currently award 80% of all vocational qualifications in accounting.

wHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACCOUNTING AND BOOKKEEPING?

Bookkeeping is the first part of the accounting process, meaning the work of bookkeepers and accountants often overlaps.

While bookkeeping focuses on recording and organising financial data, accounting will interpret and present that data.

They both support the business in different stages of the financial cycle.

DISTANCE LEARNING ACCOUNTING

With distance learning, you can study the same subjects and qualifications you would in a traditional college, simply from home! It takes the location out of studying. You’ll save time and money on travelling, and if you have other life commitments, such as a full-time or part-time job, or if you have a family to look after, it may help to be able to study at a time that suits you.

There are no physical classes to attend or timetables to stick to. With 24-hour access to your course either online or through a study pack, you can study whenever you have free time (if that’s in the middle of the night it’s possible).

Tutor support

When you study your AAT courses with us, you’ll get unlimited, personal tutor support. Your tutor will be on hand to guide you through your course and help with any questions you may have, ensuring you are fully prepared for any examinations if needed. You’ll never be alone. This is just one of the many benefits you’ll get from enrolling with OSC.

To find out more about the online AAT courses we offer at Open Study College, download our Accounting and Bookkeeping guide.

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Frequently asked questions

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We are delighted that you are considering joining us to study and take pleasure in welcoming you to our family.

Open Study College is one of the UK’s leading distance learning colleges. We provide professionally recognised AAT qualifications that enable you to study at your own pace, in your own environment either online or via printed materials sent to your home.

We understand that choosing a course is a big decision. That’s why we have a team of friendly, knowledgeable education specialists that can help you choose the right accounting qualifications for you.

Over the past 15 years we’ve enrolled over 100,000 people on courses that have improved their education and their career prospects!

Our education specialists can answer any questions you may have, talk you through our finance options and get you enrolled over the telephone.

As a family-founded college, we think of our learners as extended members of our family. We’re all here to help you achieve your goals in life, whatever they may be.

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