Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Career Progression after the AAT Accounting Qualification

There are so may opportunities after the AAT 

1. Getting a good job in the accounting or financial services sector. 
2. Achieving professional MAAT status
3. Becoming a chartered accountant 
- Options are 
4. Become a tax specialist 
5. Join the education industry 
- Options are 
- Lecturing 
- Tutoring 
- Trainer 
- Creating new learning materials 
6. Head to university 
7. Writing and thought leadership 
8. Lobbying 
9. Become self-employed and start your own business 
10. Offer consultancy services 


  1. I would like to progress to Level 4 and eventually become a charted accountant. I am leaning towards joining ACCA as I have been advised by family members that they are the best exam board to become charted with.
    I would like to finish my studies and become fully qualified in the next 4-5 years.
    After that I would like to work as an independent accountant working in the finance department of companies, I would then eventually like to start businesses in Ghana and become self-employed.

    Written by : Reinolda Agyemang

  2. After finishing my Level 3, I would like to progress onto Level 4 and continue to develop in my current career as an accounts assistant - hopefully progressing in the job as well alongside my qualification. In the end I hope to continue working in the accounting sector. I would like to finish my studies in the next 3-4 years. I am still indecisive about whether I should become ACCA qualified - maybe someday in the future.

    - Kinga Kaminska

  3. I would like to go on and do my level 4 whilst still gaining experience where I am working so as to finish the course and head on to become a qualified chartered accountant. My colleague at work told me to see if I can do the ACCA course but I think I’m just going to continue working and learning for now and see how it goes on at the moment then keep looking into the ACCA before I fully go into it. I want to be able to have my own business and grow it into one of the best firms by God’s Grace.
    Written by - Oladimeji Alabi

  4. At this moment I am completely focused on successfully completing Level 3 of this course but I desire to complete Level 4 and then get a job an accounting job and become a highly valued member of a well-managed company. I haven't yet learned about what further career progression there is after level 4 (e.g. ACCA), but I will be sure to have a look into that in the near future.
    - Kyle Bishop

  5. Initially I had no experience, so I started with the Level 2 AAT. I completed work experience with The Training place of Excellence and gained a thorough understanding of what I would encounter in the workplace. Then I was able to move onto a proper job to practice what I learnt. After completing the AAT, I would like to progress onto completing the ACCA. The end goal is for me to become self employed and start my own business.

    Brian Tran

  6. Currently I am focused on successfully complete my AAT Accounting Level 3 eventually I intend to progress to Level 4 and further on do ACCA. An AAT Qualification is very meaningful to me as it is recognized internationally, so far, the course supported me on practical and theoretical skills. My commitment to my studies will benefit me to be a competent and treasured in the Big Four accounting organizations.

    Fatoumata Diallo

  7. I am confident in completing my AAT level 3 qualification and hope to move on to Level 4 and in the future do ACCA qualifications. AAT is very important to me because it helps me with learning practical skills. My main goal is to be a fully qualified accountant for a very big company.

  8. I am currently an employee at The Training Place Of Excellence,it is a friendly and comfortable environment to work in.I also did my AAT level 2-4 apprenticeship here where I was offered a job as a accounts apprentice that I always dreamt of becoming.The trainings are excellently delivered and vivid.The tutors are super helpfully,I love working here and I am happy the day I started my training at The Training Place.I will recommend you to study here.

    Thank you

  9. I currently am on the way to completing the AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 4 and after I finish I want to go onto the ACCA Course and at the end of that I want to become a MAAT and ACCA Accountant and I want to work in the finance sector.

    Thank you

  10. Having started my AAT journey in early 2017 and completing my AAT Levels 2 and 3. I am currently completing my AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting qualification, which once completed should allow me to become an AAT affiliate member. I plan on applying for the MAAT membership after completing my Level 4 qualification and on studying the ACA qualification with my work organisation. My ultimate goal is to one day start my own accounting business using all the knowledge and experience I will have gained throughout my studies.

  11. I have completed both AAT level 2 & 3, and I am on course to finish level 4. Choosing The training place of excellence to study AAT was one of the best decision I have personally made. The teachers made learning enjoyable and understandable. After completing Level 4, I plan to head to University to continue with my career.

  12. I started my level 2 in 2018 and I finished it with a distinction and a reward. I decided to continue with Level 3 through an apprenticeship at The Training Place of Excellence. This place helped me a lot to gain experience to be able to find jobs.
    I am planning to continue with AAT Accounting Level 4 to complete and have the full diploma. I think having a full diploma in AAT accounting would be an advantage to continue with my studies, guiding me to the best option for me, ACCA. I am willing to step up doing ACCA in the University.
    - Leeya Mendy

  13. I started this apprenticeship with the training place of excellence from Level 2,working my way up to Level 3 and eventually finish AAT with level 4 with the technical knowledge that I have gained with the training place of excellence will take me far and move up the career ladder in developing skills which will help me to progress in my accounting career. I will be seeking out opportunities to do as well as looking at accounting qualifications into the popular certifications such as ACA, ACCA and CIMA are globally recognised and will take between 3 to 5 years to complete and eventually become a chartered accountant at the end of my career. This means that I want to make most of my continuous professional development. I want to take the opportunity of attending sight days and offer shadowing opportunities to gain as much qualifications and experience as I can. In relevance to my working life I would to eventually work in a high company because I had got the experience from the very beginning to give me the chance to get into those companies.
    - Tanmeet Madan

  14. I am currently focused on completing the AAT Level 3 qualification. I plan on taking a small break before progressing onto the AAT Level 4 course. When I first enrolled onto AAT Level 2, The Training Place helped me find an employer and since then I have gained work experience in accounting and therefore aim to continue working in the finance industry. The AAT course has introduced me to accounting and allowed me to gain relevant experience and qualifications in order to move forward in my career.
    -Ambrin Abdul Rashid

  15. I am currently finishing off my AAT Level 3 and I aim to complete AAT Level 4 next year in order to be fully AAT qualified. I am then planning on doing ACCA at The Training Place of Excellence so that I can become a chartered accountant in a few years time. My goal for my career is to end up working for one of the biggest accountancy firms. For now, I am focused on acquiring as much experience as I can in different accounting areas so that I have a broad basic understanding and skills. I will remain committed to my studies and will ensure I fully complete all the qualification before moving on to a different body.
    -Roberta Oprea

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  18. I have completed both Level 2 & 3 of the AAT course. I am completely focused on completing AAT Level 4 of this course to be AAT qualified, as it is very meaningful to me as AAT is recognized internationally. After completing AAT I intend to study ACCA to further increase my knowledge and understanding in the accounting sector. I also want to become a fully chartered accountant. My goal is to get an accounting job to put my knowledge and skills to practice and gradually became a highly valued member of a well-managed company.

  19. I am coming towards the end of the level 2 AAT course and moving onto level 3. I plan on completing all levels of the AAT and becoming fully AAT qualified. Once I have achieved this I will move onto studying the ACCA course to work towards becoming a chartered accountant. Throughout all this I intend to gain as much experience as I can in the workplace.
    -Umran Ahmed

  20. I have recently taken my final exam for my AAT Level 3 and I am finishing off my portfolio work to gain my diploma. Once I have completed I am aiming to start my AAT level 4 at The Training Place of excellence to get fully qualified within AAT and continue to educate myself on accountancy and gain higher skills within the industry during the time.

    In the future I am looking to expand even further and go into studying for a higher qualification with ACCA. Acknowledging all the support and help The Training Place has provided me with I believe I can achieve my goals and gain the best knowledge and skills in the accountancy industry.

    In the meantime I am focused on achieving the best grades in the next year to complete my diplomas in AAT. I am very excited to undertake a new role during my AAT level 4 and cant wait to see what opportunities, skills, knowledge, and experiences it will bring!

    -Rimante Norkute

  21. I am coming towards the end of my AAT Level 3 course and I'm looking to move on to Level 4 to become fully AAT qualified. Hopefully in the future when I complete Level 4 I would then like to take on the ACCA course and work towards becoming a Chartered Accountant in a few years time.

    In the meantime, I am focused on achieving the best possible grades in the next level and I am looking forward to working in a higher position in an accountancy firm to gain more knowledge and practical experience. My end goal is to achieve the Chartered Accountant status and be working at a high position for a corporate company and maybe one day owning my own accountancy firm.

    -Mahi Ahmed

  22. I am currently finishing my AAT Level 3 course and I am looking forward to progressing into my Level 4 with the technical knowledge I have gained at The Training Place. Which will help me towards my journey into becoming fully qualified accountant. Once I have completed my AAT Level 4 and I am part qualified, I would started planning my studies towards the ACCA qualification and hopefully in the next 4-5 years I will be where I want to be in my career. I enjoy working in the accounting sector alongside studying and I am committed to complete the AAT qualifications in the upcoming year.
    - Sihama Aweis