Find answers to our most frequently asked questions about the AAT Q2022 syllabus here. If your query isn’t listed, feel free to get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.
In 2022, the AAT launched their new bookkeeping and accounting qualification, Q2022.
Periodically the AAT updates their qualification as it needs to reflect the current and future business environment, and also the needs of employers and the industry.
This ensures that our students are prepared for these changes and the impact it has on accountancy.
The AAT has spent a considerable amount of time devising Q2022 so that it meets the needs of their students. They have also ensured that it is future proof for the evolving environment we work and live in, but more importantly, it prepares Accounting Technicians for the skills that are required within the workplace.
The AAT has introduced four key themes: Technology, Ethics, Sustainability and Communication which feature throughout the Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 qualification.
*There are now only four units under the Level 2 Qualification:
* Guided Learning Hours have increased from 240 (AQ16) to 255 (Q2022).
*There are now only four units under the Level 3 Qualification:
* Guided Learning Hours have increased from 390 (AQ16) to 400 (Q2022).
*There are now only three compulsory units under the Level 4 Qualification:
* Guided Learning Hours have reduced from 300 (AQ16) to 270 (Q2022).
*There are no significant changes with the five optional units.
The AAT only offer the Q2022 qualification, therefore if you’re a new student this is the syllabus you will study.
If you are a current AAT student, and did not complete your AQ2016 bookkeeping or accounting qualification before the deadline of 30th September 2023. You may switch to Q2022 to complete your qualification. However, there are some transition rules to be aware of, continue to our transitional rules section below to help you decide or contact us if you need some advice.
Students are able to transfer over to Q2022 whilst they are part way through their AQ16 qualification level. However, it’s important that you are aware of the following:
This reduced transition fee will be available until 31 January 2024.
Find out more about AAT’s transitional arrangements.
We are here to support you, regardless of the decision you make. We’re more than happy to discuss your options and the best decision for you.
When you start a new level on the 2022 qualification, you will find annual membership no longer exists. Instead, there will be an upfront fee for each specific level which gives you membership for the duration whilst studying for that level. The fees for students wishing to transition to Q2022 are detailed above, these transition fees are only available until 31st January 2024, after this date students will have to pay the full registration fee for that level. Assessment fees will still apply for each exam.