AAT AQ2013 to AQ2016 Transfer Arrangements
The AAT's AQ2013 deadline is fast approaching
If you're still studying following the AQ2013 syllabus you need to be aware that AAT's AQ2013 deadline is fast approaching. After 31st December, any student that has not completed a full level of the AAT's AQ2013 qualification will be transferred to the AQ2016 syllabus by AAT.
What does this mean for you?
On 1st September 2016 the AAT updated the syllabus for their qualifications, which happens every 3 years to ensure the content and assessment methods reflect current practice. The updated syllabus is referred to as AQ2016.
The syllabus prior to that is referred to as the AQ2013 syllabus and the final deadline for completion of the qualification under this syllabus is:
31st December 2017
If you are studying and intend to achieve following the AQ2013 syllabus, all assessments need to be attempted by this date, and results issued must be competent. AQ2013 resits will not be allowed in 2018.
If you're still studying following the AQ2013 route, we recommend you spend some time reviewing your progress and consider if you're likely to achieve by the deadline.
If there is any doubt, you have the following options:
- Transfer to AQ2016 now and continue to pursue the level of the qualification you are studying under this route
- Achieve as much as you can on AQ2013 with the aim of completing but be prepared to transfer should the worst case scenario present itself
- Aim to achieve the subjects which will transfer to AQ2016 only, then transfer to AQ2016
So what happens if you transfer?
The content of each subject on AQ2016 is broadly similar to that of AQ2013. However, the assessment methods and qualification structure are different. Some achievements will be transferred to AQ2016, but not all.
We have prepared a document to help you understand the key differences between AQ2013 and AQ2016, as well as show you which achievements will be transferred to AQ2016.
If you are currently registered with a training provider, we strongly recommend you contact them to discuss your options, as well as their plans for their own students. If you are not currently registered with a training provider you can contact AAT student services. If you would like to speak to us, we can provide a free consultation.
If you are interested please contact us to book your appointment.
Download file: AQ2013 to AQ2016 transfer arrangements and key differences