How to get MAAT and a job teaching?

Gloria Registered Posts: 11 New contributor 🐸
I'm over the moon. - I've just found out that I've passed PCR and PEV. Great.
That's me 'finished' :thumbup: ....
That's the good bit, the sad bit is that I may not be able to use any of my accounting qualifications. I'm getting on a bit in years and I've been looking for accountancy work for some considerable time now without success. There always seems to be the chicken and egg situation:
no recent work experience = little/no chance of getting a job'.

My questions:
1. How could I get my MAAT?
(I haven't got the necessary work experience)
2. How could I get a job teaching AAT?
(I haven't got current work experience, but
I do have a teaching qualification 'CertEd' in F.E.)?
I would be grateful if anyone could help please.
Thank you.


  • anniem
    anniem Registered Posts: 1,326 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
    Hi Gloria

    Firstly, congratulations on passing your exams!

    I'm not sure how you would go about registering for MAAT without the work experience; it may be worth chatting to your tutor about this.

    Also, many of the adverts that I've seen looking for tutors seem to request the assessor qualification (I think it's called AI). Have you thought about studying for that? I'm not sure what's involved or how long it takes, but if you already have the CertEd you may already have some 'credits'? Who knows, it has to be worth investigating.

    The AAT website has a vacancy page, why not look at that and see what sort of things they want?

    Good luck

    FMAAT - AAT Licensed Member in Practice - Pewsey, Wiltshire
  • tallrodney
    tallrodney Registered Posts: 24 New contributor 🐸
    I got a job teaching AAT at a local college I had no previous teaching experience and I have gained all the qualifications on the job. I have been doing this for 3 years now.

    First step should be to register for PTLLS Course (preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector)

    You could always try FTC or BPP as well. Or contact the college where you studied
  • SandyHood
    SandyHood Registered, Moderator Posts: 2,034 mod
    I'm teaching.
    Nearly all my students are working full-time in accounts.
    I consider their confidence in me stems from my understanding of the job. Are you sure that you want to teach something even though you don't have any practical experience of doing the job?
  • welshwizard
    welshwizard Registered Posts: 465 Dedicated contributor 🦉
    Initially (last year), I got teaching experience whilst doing my first year of PGCE (PcET) - this experience was, however on a voluntary basis - this was straight after qualifying at AAT.

    I start my first teaching job in two weeks - and the best bit is, the college will help me through the second year of the PGCE! Teaching gives me such a buzz and to see that moment when realisation dawns on a student is incomparable!

    Go for it!
  • Gloria
    Gloria Registered Posts: 11 New contributor 🐸
    Thank you Anna.
    I’ll get in touch with my tutor and make further enquiries about MAAT, but I’m not holding out much hope. As suggested, I have revisited the ‘vacancy page’ and the ‘become an AAT tutor page’ on the AAT website and I will try and follow up some of the suggestions.
    Thanks again.
  • Gloria
    Gloria Registered Posts: 11 New contributor 🐸
    Thanks for your advice, Rodney, it is appreciated.
    I haven’t been teaching for a couple of years now but I am a member of the IfL (Institute for Learning) and have been keeping up with my CPD, so that should be ok. - I’ll try and follow up your suggestions and contact FTC and BPP as well as the local colleges.
    Thanks again.
  • Gloria
    Gloria Registered Posts: 11 New contributor 🐸
    Thank you Sandy for sharing this information and for making me re-think my plans.

    I do have a few years experience, in the distant past, of working in accounts departments in industry as well as for a company of chartered accountants, but we are talking some 20-25 years ago. - People keep telling me that I ‘don’t have any experience’… well, I know my experience is outdated but I think (I know!) it is real and I think I would have a lot to offer, particularly in a teaching capacity. I’m just not too sure how the get there yet, but I will explore different avenues as previously suggested.

    I also wish I could see a way of getting MAAT status. Do you think this could be achieved through working as a teacher?

    Oh, and last but not least, I’d like to thank you for all the help you offer on the Forum. Your valued contributions have helped me greatly throughout my studies.

    Thank you.
  • Gloria
    Gloria Registered Posts: 11 New contributor 🐸
    It’s good to know this, Welshwizard.
    Thanks a lot for your feedback, advice and encouragement. I’ll see what I can do. Thank you.
  • lessci
    lessci Registered Posts: 180 Dedicated contributor 🦉
    How about doing some voulntary work, I'm sure a treasurers role would count towards your experience.
  • Gloria
    Gloria Registered Posts: 11 New contributor 🐸
    Thank you for your advice, Lessci.
    I haven’t pursued that avenue for a little while now, as I need to find paid employment asap, but who knows, this could open new doors.
    Thank you.
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