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info_outline Coronavirus (COVID-19): From September 2020 we will be opening up some of our classrooms for certain qualifications, with safety measures in place.

More information can be found on the institute advice pages ›

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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

For AAT courses starting in September 2020 onwards, classroom courses will be running with reduced capacities in certain locations. Where these are not available we have a range of remote learning options available as an alternative to help you continue to study. Please visit our AAT timetables page for more information.

For AAT classroom courses through to the end of August 2020 these will continue to be taught as Live Online courses. An interim AAT Live Online Timetable has been created and further details can be found on the AAT timetables page.

Association news

AAT Assessments are available to students again and certain Kaplan assessment venues have reopened on 6th July (see below). The AAT’s revised synoptic calendar window is as below:

Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 Synoptic

  • Week commencing 17th August

Advanced Diploma in Accounting – Level 3 Synoptic:

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

Professional Diploma in Accounting – Level 4 Synoptic:

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

Please note that AAT have now decided NOT to offer remote invigilation from August onwards. Sitting assessments in physical locations is therefore the only option for students for the foreseeable future.

Computer Based Exams Options

In light of current government guidance and the AAT announcement we are re-opening certain assessment venues from 6th July, with other venues to follow in August. This will enable Kaplan students to sit their synoptic assessment in line with the revised windows (as per above) and all other subject assessments.

The following locations reopened on 6th July and are fully operational for AAT exams:

  • Birmingham
  • Nottingham
  • Reading
  • Norwich
  • Leeds
  • Newcastle
  • Manchester
  • London Islington

To book an assessment, please book online or call Student Services on +44 (0) 161 259 7400.

Dates throughout July and August are available for booking now. We will notify students when August dates are available for booking in due course. Once you have booked your exam Kaplan will send a confirmation email which will give you instructions for the day of your exam.

As of 3rd August the following locations will reopen:

  • Bristol
  • Hull
  • Milton Keynes

As of 17th August, the following locations will reopen:

  • Cambridge
  • Glasgow
  • Liverpool
  • Southampton

All of the above locations are available to book via our website.

The following locations remain under review and we will update you on reopening plans for these as soon we have more details:

  • Grimsby
  • Leicester
  • Ipswich
  • Sheffield

The UACS subject will be available at some centres at a reduced capacity in the short-term while we continue to explore the opportunity of recognition of prior learning for our students. Please check our website for availability

If you cannot find your preferred date/location for your exam at a Kaplan centre we would recommend you contact Pitmans Traininglaunch who are also planning to offer AAT exams throughout July in their own centres.

Keeping our students and staff safe

Wearing a face covering is mandatory in all Kaplan locations. If you are attending a computer based exam at a Kaplan centre please ensure that you bring your own as we are not able to provide them and you will not be able to sit your exam without one. You will be able to remove your face covering during your exam, if you wish.

For further details on social distancing and safety measures for assessment venues please see our Student Safety page.

Impact on courses and course dates

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.

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.

We are in the process of creating extra support material for our students to enable them to get ready for the recommencement of assessments. We will be communicating to you regarding this content w.c. 6th July.

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 the latest details on assessments.

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

Please reach out to your account manager or send us an email to

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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