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AAT institute advice for Coronavirus

Below is the latest and most up to date information from the Institute, regarding exams and assessments.

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Classroom courses

We are delivering all of our classroom courses via Live Online for the foreseeable future and will look to reopen classrooms when it is safe and practical to do so. An interim AAT Live Online Timetable has been created for courses through to end August 2020. Instructions and further details can be found on the AAT timetables page.

Association news

The AAT have announced that they will be making their assessments available to students again from the 29th June onwards. They have also released a revised synoptic calendar window, see below:

Advanced Diploma in Accounting – Level 3 (Level 6 in Scotland) Synoptic:

  • Week commencing 13 July, 20 July, 17 August, 14 September, 12 October, 7 December

Professional Diploma in Accounting – Level 4 (Level 8 in Scotland) Synoptic:

  • Week commencing 6 July, 13 July, 24 August, 21 September, 19 October, 14 December

Level 2 Synoptic (FSYA) will be available w.c. 17th August (i.e. after the 13th August deadline for recognition of prior learning route). Kaplan is currently investigating the possibility of opening up our assessment venues to enable students to sit their exams at our premises. This will of course need to be done in a safe and secure manner, and as soon as we have an update on when our assessment venues intend to open we will update this page accordingly.

Remote Assessments

The AAT suspended all assessments from midnight Sunday 22nd March 2020 UK time, and voided any assessment that has already been scheduled for a date after 22nd March 2020.

The Level 3 synoptic window (w.c. 27th April) and the Level 4 synoptic window (w.c. 11th May) have both been cancelled.

The AAT are looking to reschedule the synoptic calendar and will notify students as soon as they have further news.

Impact on courses

At the moment we have converted our courses into Live Online delivery through to end August 2020. Delivery plans for September to December 2020 remain classroom based but this is subject to continual review and a decision will be made and communicated in due course.

Once we have further clarity on the synoptic calendar and when assessments may become available again we will review what extra material/guidance we can provide to our students.

End Point Assessments

I was due to sit my End Point Assessment (EPA) in the next few months. What do the exam cancellations mean for my Apprenticeship?

EPA is not possible without AAT synoptic exams, although AAT are now allowing professional discussions to be conducted from home, and PDSY will be available for assessment via remote invigilation from August. See above for details on assessment.

Who is best to contact for help and advice?

If you would like some support with technical questions while you are studying don't forget about our Academic Support team. They are available 7 days a week via email, live chat and 'request a callback' through MyKaplan.

If you are worried about your progress through your Apprenticeship, please speak to your talent coach.

For any other questions please contact our Student Services team via +44 (0) 161 259 7400 or

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Safeguarding and Mental Health

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact us via during working hours. It is a confidential email account.

There are two very good charities who have out of hours support: NSPCC for concerns about young people 0808 800 5000 or the Samaritans 116123.

We can also signpost you to several helpful organisations - we have collated contact details of organisations such as Anxiety UK, Mind, CALM, and Young Minds.

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