Taking AAT Skillcheck will align your current skills and knowledge with the most suitable AAT Accounting Qualification for you to start your studies on.

About AAT Skillcheck

AAT offers three individual Accounting Qualifications. You can use your results from the AAT Skillcheck as a guideline to help you find the right qualification to start at based on your accounting experience and qualifications. This test tells you whether Foundation or Advanced is best suited to you. You can find out more information on what you learn at each level within your Results section.

What does AAT Skillcheck involve?

  • It contains 30 multiple choice questions
  • It should take around 30 minutes
  • You have a maximum of 90 minutes to finish.
  • You can use a calculator if you want.
  • You may go backwards once you have answered a question however you will need to answer all subsequent questions again.
  • This is a testing tool - it is not a certification of your skills.

What topics does AAT Skillcheck cover?

Personal/office skills

It's important to understand the role of accounting in your organisation or company, as well as how to work either independently or as part of a team. You'll be tested on important skills like communicating effectively and managing your development at work.

Information technology

Most offices use a range of computer systems and software for accounting work. Here, you will be tested on basic tasks such as entering and editing data, and security issues.


Businesses collect and analyse financial information to help assess and manage costs. You will be tested on coding information, valuing stock or inventory, and cost behaviour.

Financial transactions

This covers how information, or transactions, are recorded and processed in accounting systems. Test areas include day books, cash books and ledger entries.

Double entry bookkeeping

Understanding double entry bookkeeping principles is very important for students starting on higher levels of the qualification. It covers a range of transactions, including discounts, reconciliations and correcting errors, and the trial balance.

Please note, if you are looking to study AAT qualifications in Scotland, Foundation and Advanced equate to Levels 5 and 6

Find out more about AAT qualifications.

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