ACCA convert to AAT status

mibb5354mibb5354 Registered Posts: 3
Hi,

I have done acca F1-F8 but waiting for my F6 result. My circumstance has changed and would like to stop my ACCA journey and apply for AAT status instead. I have read on the AAT website re part qualified route to MAAT and have the following questions to ask:

1. I remember I have read something different a year ago on the AAT website regarding the part qualified route. Is MAAT membership different from AAT membership?
2. If I passed the ACCA's Foundation in professionalism do I still need to do PCT?

Many thanks.

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  • ChristianBChristianB AAT Online Community Coordinator Registered Posts: 205
    edited February 2015
    Hi @mibb5354

    MAAT stands for 'Full Member of AAT' and differs from student membership.

    It is a title awarded to students that have completed the qualification and wish to use the letters after their name in order to demonstrate their professionalism. Full members also have the option of becoming self-employed with our Members in Practice scheme.

    In order to be eligible for MAAT status, you need to demonstrate the necessary academic qualifications and relevant work experience.

    There's a document on the MAAT section of our website which details the units you need to have completed in ACCA to be eligbile for MAAT status.



    By the sounds of things, you have completed all of the fundamental ACCA units and one of the specialist units - F8. It would appear your eligibility for MAAT membership depends on the results of F6.

    As a part-qualified ACCA member, you would still have to sit a PCT.

    We hope that answers any questions that you have. You can also contact our Membership Journey team on 020 3735 2468.

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  • mibb5354mibb5354 Registered Posts: 3
    Thank you for the information. If I don't want the MAAT after my name but just want to prove to employer that I have achieved AAT Level, what route can I take?
  • ChristianBChristianB AAT Online Community Coordinator Registered Posts: 205
    edited February 2015
    The core AAT Qualification is made up of Level 3 and Level 4. You'd need to pass these two levels to say to an employer that you are AAT qualified.

    You'd have to sign up for student membership and then, in essence, complete the qualification.

    Lucky for you, we can exempt you from most of the units based on what you have completed in ACCA. For example, F3 would exempt you from AAT Level 3 Accounts preparation (ACPR) and F1 would exempt you from Professional ethics (PETH).

    You can see the full list of exemptions here.

    Theoretically, you could go from registered to AAT Qualified in a few months, if not weeks. The only units you'd have to study and sit would be the specialist subjects of Level 4.

    I should add: To do the above you'd have to pay an initial admin fee to process your student membership, then your actual student membership and then pay to sit each assessment of Level 4 that your ACCA qualification wont exempt you from.

    It may be easier and more cost effective for you to simply apply for full membership, which would show much more to an employer than just saying you're AAT qualified.

    Since you have a lot of options open to you, I'd suggest giving our team a call on the number above. It may be easier to explain things over the phone than through this thread!

    All the best



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  • mibb5354mibb5354 Registered Posts: 3
    Thank you so much for the advice, I will have a look and decide which option to take. Many thanks.
    ChristianB
  • hal978hal978 LondonMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 167

    The core AAT Qualification is made up of Level 3 and Level 4. You'd need to pass these two levels to say to an employer that you are AAT qualified.

    I was told by AAT that I didn't need to pass Level 3 and Level 4 to be AAT qualified, so long as I pass Level 4 (plus work experience). Why do you say that you need to pass both levels?

    Thanks.

  • AAT_TeamAAT_Team Administrator Posts: 522
    edited June 2016
    hal978 said:

    The core AAT Qualification is made up of Level 3 and Level 4. You'd need to pass these two levels to say to an employer that you are AAT qualified.

    I was told by AAT that I didn't need to pass Level 3 and Level 4 to be AAT qualified, so long as I pass Level 4 (plus work experience). Why do you say that you need to pass both levels?

    Thanks.

    @hal978 you are right, you just need to pass level 4 to show employers that you are AAT qualified. To become a MAAT you need Level 4 + work experience when applying too.
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