Association of Accounting Technicians
Specialists in Accountancy and Bookkeeping
The Gold Edge Training team have specialised in delivering the AAT qualifications for 22 years. Firstly for 13 years as classroom lecturers with a leading further education college and for the past 9 years, as the respected, multi award nominated online teaching team of Gold Edge Training.
Gold Edge Training are renowned nationwide for excellence in student achievement and bespoke course delivery. Our specialist ‘learning style’ programmes are unique. They recognise that all learners are different in the speed they learn and in the resources they require to learn. When these differences are provided for in each programme, the students effort are rewarded by achieving excellent pass rates in their exams.
Our belief that instigated the ‘learning style’ course design is:
All learners will learn something from all resources.
“ Give those same learners, the right resources and combine it with the right tailored support and each of those learners will achieve their maximum success. “
The quotation above, is the mantra behind our ‘Learning Style’ programmes. We want our students to experience learning and passing exams the easy way by having the opportunity to learn, ‘how they learn best’.
OUR EXAM PASS GUARANTEE
We believe the support we give our students to achieve success is second to none and we are happy to seal this belief with an exam pass assurance guarantee.
Our ‘Learning Style’ programming & student ‘Exam Success’ has earned Gold Edge Training nationwide recognition as a leading, top 10 AAT training provider. The recognition and success has led to multiple industry award nomination for excellence.
AAT UK TOP 4 IN 2019 FOR
DISTANCE LEARNING PROVIDER OF THE YEAR AWARD
We are really proud of our unique bespoke learning and our great course prices. To ensure you benefit from learning how you learn best, we offer interest free student finance over 12 months. You can make your career change affordable when you study with Gold Edge Training.
In addition, to help you stand out in the employment crowd, we give you more key accounting knowledge not included in the AAT studies – ANDS IT’S TOTALLY FREE.
Have you ever been in a learning situation when others seem to understand and you don’t?
Or have you tried to learn something new and it doesn’t matter how many times you try, it just doesn’t sink in?
Good news! …It’s not you, it’s how you were trying to study
What is your Learning Style?
Finding your natural learning style is easy and there are not many changes needed for your learning to become optimum for you. All that is required is the variety and balance of resources matched with the type of learner in you. Whilst we all have idiosyncrasies, we all fundamentally fit one of three learning styles. Watch the three videos below to recognise the natural learner in you.
The following pointers will help:
|WHATS INCLUDED AT A GLANCE||OPTIMUM 1||OPTIMUM 2||OPTIMUM 3|
|Full syllabus recorded classroom lectures including teacher led detailed worked examples|
|Hardcopy workbook/course notes to accompany lectures - Delivered to your door|
|Hardcopy, Kaplan, delivered to your door Study textbooks - Exam kit books - Pocket notes. One of each per unit|
|Study Planning & guidance|
|Qualified accountancy teachers available by phone or email - open access with rapid response times|
|Qualified coach & mentor to assist in planning and supporting your studies. Your mentor is experienced and trained to give ‘gaining employment’ advice both for employed and self employment. They will also be an employment reference for you.|
|Extensive revision programme including practice exams and extensive exam question bank|
|Learning style delivery allowing you to study how you learn best|
|Young Professional One to One supported learning with employment mentor - Age range 14 years to 21 years|
|Flexible completion times - We support you until you have passed your last exam - Demonstrated of continued pattern of study required|
|Sage cloud accounting student software Foundation Accounting only|
|Employer reference where required|
|12 months interest free student finance|
|Free Payroll Systems & Management Level 2 certificated & accredited - Available with Foundation level Accounting - worth £100|
|Free Fraud Management & Anti Money Laundering Awareness Level 2 - certificated & accredited - Available with Advanced level Accounting - Worth £100|
|Free Cryptocurrency certificated and accredited - Available with Professional level Accounting - Worth £100|
|XERO Advisor Certification|
|Remote examinations and AAT registration optional inclusion in the instalment plan|
STEP 3 – WHAT ARE YOUR CAREER PLANS?
THE AAT ACCOUNTING OR BOOKKEEPING PATHWAY?
Avoid the myths when making your decision. Bookkeeping isn’t easier than accounting. The units studied in bookkeeping are also studied as part of the accounting. The learning content of these units is identical as is the exams.
Bookkeeping study covers financial accounting only to level 3, which is the scope and depth of knowledge required by a bookkeeper.
Accounting study covers both financial and cost accounting to level 4. Someone studying accounting can decide to become a bookkeeper or go further to a senior management role.
Accounting – What Can an AAT Accountant do?
Many financial directors and managers of accountancy departments are AAT Accountants. Becoming an AAT Accountant will open every accountancy career opportunity. Other well paid accountancy roles open to AAT studiers and AAT Accountant are senior accounts assistant, assistant accountant, credit controller, banking or specialist in accountancy software development.
Bookkeeping – What can a Professional Bookkeeper do?
Many Professional Bookkeepers run their own highly successful bookkeeping practices. The practices can be own client driven or a mix of own clients and freelance work for larger accountancy practices. As a self employed bookkeeper, you are in control. If you want to be employed? Professional Bookkeepers are required by employers for accounting roles such as sales ledger or purchase ledger plus many more associated roles.