Home For AAT student members AQ 2016 Professional Diploma in Accounting General discussion - Professional level
Current updates regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) and the precautions AAT are taking will be continually updated on the below page.

Please check this link for the latest updates:
We hope you are all safe and well and if you need us we will be here. 💚


CIMA exams can now be sat remotely at home! why not AAT?

the AAT need to put the pressure on ofqual and get this pushed through.

I know it must be easier said than done but they've got to show flexibility in these times!

Just my opinion
AAT

Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
honeybee9

Comments

  • GingerninjaGingerninja MAAT, AATQB Posts: 9
    Out of interest how are they maintaining the the standard of examinations?

    Surely sitting them at home opens the possibility of compromising the security of the exam?

    There's surely no way of knowing whether a student is just using the textbooks as opposed to using their knowledge of the subject?
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 234
    Remote invigilation
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 234
    I was curious and checked the CIMA webite....... however I don't think ACCA are offering remote exams
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 234
    I have 2 exams now I'm ready to sit .....Nightmare

    And I havent got the brain power to move on to a fresh unit...lol
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • fedemennifedemenni MAAT, AATQB Posts: 94
    I think the explanation of this was given during the last update from CEO of AAT: https://www.aatcomment.org.uk/audience/students/covid-19/covid-19-an-update-from-aats-ceo-to-students/

    'Allowing students to take assessments at home is something that we have explored.

    Whilst some other Awarding Organisations do use this type of technology, it is not currently deployed for qualifications like AAT’s Accounting Qualifications as our qualification is described by regulators as “high stakes” which means the assessments have to be taken under strict conditions.'
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 234
    Yh, I've listened to the video.....

    They need to make it happen tbh.... you could argue that all accounting qualifications are high stakes....

    Let's see what the government advice is this week
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • fedemennifedemenni MAAT, AATQB Posts: 94
    > @thelowendtheory18 said:
    > Yh, I've listened to the video.....
    >
    > They need to make it happen tbh.... you could argue that all accounting qualifications are high stakes....
    >
    > Let's see what the government advice is this week

    Yesterday I have looked at Cima’s explanation videos re online exams. They have very strict and they are much harder than going onto a centre.

    You can’t leave your desk (not even for toilet) or even stand up for a second. you can’t use paper to write your calculations but instead use the digital whiteboard and camera must be on at all times
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 234
    wow pretty strict.. but i'll be happy to sign up if it meant i could sit the exams now
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
    fedemenni
  • Paul67Paul67 WarwickRegistered Posts: 7
    I've asked the AAT about this but only in relation to modular assessments, not the synoptic and at Foundation Level, suggesting that the assessment time be reduced by 15 - 30 mins to compensate for it being 'open book'. Every candidate who knows the subject would probably be OK but any candidate who would need to refer to text books is unlikely to have enough time to complete the assessment.

    There is already now going to be a backlog of assessments that will need to be rescheduled for July & August if any colleges or other exam centres are open; or September & October. There is always the danger of another lockdown and then the 2020/21 academic year will be screwed as well. AAT need to develop a post-June strategy pdq to let the candidates know where they stand.
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 234
    > @Paul67 said:
    > I've asked the AAT about this but only in relation to modular assessments, not the synoptic and at Foundation Level, suggesting that the assessment time be reduced by 15 - 30 mins to compensate for it being 'open book'. Every candidate who knows the subject would probably be OK but any candidate who would need to refer to text books is unlikely to have enough time to complete the assessment.
    >
    > There is already now going to be a backlog of assessments that will need to be rescheduled for July & August if any colleges or other exam centres are open; or September & October. There is always the danger of another lockdown and then the 2020/21 academic year will be screwed as well. AAT need to develop a post-June strategy pdq to let the candidates know where they stand.

    100% agree....... if they can't get ofqual to authorise remote exams.. training providers are going to have to come up with extra exam slots due to the backlog

    The local Kaplan centre I normally use to sit exams is currently fully booked up to the end of June......... if extra slots aren't opened up students could be waiting months and months to sit exams
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 234
    The current situation isn't tenable
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 234
    Kaplan have now cancelled all exams for May & June :#
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 234
    ACCA has just confirmed remote exams will be available from June
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
    fedemenni
  • rosieobrienrosieobrien Registered Posts: 22
    I just thought I would share this on the forums in case anyone finds it useful
    EMA Training ( based in Derby City Centre, DE1 2PW ) are opening 6 days a week during July 2020 to support with the AAT assessment sittings, please read :

    https://www.ematraining.co.uk/exam-online-booking

    for more info please pm me or email/phone us via our website😊
Sign In or Register to comment.