Top 5 reasons to study AAT after school, college, or university

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Whether you’re in education or you’ve recently graduated, AAT could be your ideal route into a rewarding career.

With an AAT qualification under your belt, doors open – and the world is your oyster.

So with that in mind, here are our top 5 reasons to study AAT after leaving school.

You don’t need a degree or any previous experience

With so much change and uncertainty in the world today, it’s likely that fewer young people will go to university over the next few years. In fact, a recent University and College Union survey found that more than 1 in 5 students could put off going to university in 2020*.

So if you’re weighing up your options, you’ll be pleased to discover that you can start an AAT Foundation Certificate, even if you’ve never worked in accountancy before. All you need is a basic understanding of Maths and English, plus the drive to succeed. Here you’ll learn key skills and techniques to develop as you progress.

There’s no time limit for completion

The beauty of achieving an AAT qualification with Eagle is that you’re completely in control. Unlike some training courses, you’re free to work through the levels in your own time. And with AAT exam sittings throughout the year, fitting your study schedule around your life is easy. Simply book when you’re ready and feel free to finish as quickly or as slowly as you need to.

Studying is affordable and flexible

Our cost-effective subscriptions give you the freedom to soar. Study anytime, anywhere with one subscription; no matter how busy you are, our self-paced content is available 24/7. And with expert academic support available 7-days a week, during opening hours, you’re not alone. Access all levels for only £45 per month, £120 per quarter, or £430 per year. You can even look back at past modules or ahead to new ones, we won’t tie you down.

Earn an average of £28,000 per year

According to AAT’s 2019 Salary Survey, MAAT accountants (full AAT members) earn £28,000 per year on average. You can even choose to progress further with an ACCA or CIMA qualification, and earn up to £90,000** or £63,000*** respectively. Although this varies from company to company, you can be sure that you’ve chosen a stable career with a high-paying salary.

Every industry needs accountants

Now more than ever, they are needed to help balance economies all over the world. From fashion to football, accountants are sought after in all kinds of businesses. So you have the option to either go freelance or work in your dream industry.

The most flexible way to study AAT

So why not consider getting AAT qualified after you graduate? It’s still your time, don’t let life get in the way. Invest in your future now and achieve your full potential with Eagle. Subscribe for as long as you need. We’re here to support you.

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*Source: UCU poll results
**Source: ACCA Salary Survey
***Source: CIMA MI team, June 2019