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info_outline From 29th October all our classroom courses will be delivered via Live Online until further notice. Our centres are open for Computer Based Exams (CBE) only, which are running 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

Providing you with the opportunity to learn and take exams safely is our priority.

We’ve gone to great lengths to be able to offer a small number of socially distanced classes in our training locations for those students who were struggling to study from home.

Yet as daily numbers of positive COVID-19 tests are rising across the UK and lockdown measures are increasing by the day it feels inevitable that in the near future, policy will dictate that we will have no choice but to deliver all our classes online.

To help you prepare for this and to minimise the level of disruption, we have taken the difficult decision to plan a phased withdrawal from running our AAT classroom courses.

What this means for you

AAT classroom dates between now and Sunday 18th October will go ahead in the classroom as scheduled. From and including Monday 19th October through to the end of the year, all AAT classroom dates for both new and existing courses will be delivered via full day Live Online, with classes capped at 40 students. Students on these courses will be communicated to by email on Monday 12th October.

For the vast majority of courses, we’ve been able to keep the same dates scheduled in the original timetable, but they will now be delivered via Live Online. We’ve needed to make a few date changes to a small number of courses and if this impacts your course, you will be notified in the email on 12th October. You can also see the list of courses impacted on the course change page.

Auto refunds

Students enrolled onto a classroom course that has been impacted by the switch over to full day Live Online will be automatically refunded the difference in price. This will be refunded via the original payment method within 28 working days.

Future courses

The conversion of classroom courses to full day Live Online courses will last through the Winter at least. We will be contacting students by email on the 26th October currently booked onto a Jan/Feb 2021 course to explain what their options are.

We have a wide range of remote learning options available as an alternative to help you continue to study, including Live Online options for:

  • Evenings
  • Afternoons
  • Full day weekday

We also have a full range of award winning OnDemand courses. Please visit our timetable page for further information of what classroom and Live Online courses are available.

If you are a sponsored student please discuss your options with your employer.

Association news

AAT Assessments are available to students again and Kaplan assessment venues reopened on 6th July. 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

If you would like to book an exam please use our online booking tool. Please bear in mind that due to social distancing rules the capacity of our exam suites are reduced.

The following Kaplan locations are now open for exams:

  • Birmingham
  • Nottingham
  • Reading
  • Norwich
  • Leeds
  • Newcastle
  • Manchester
  • London Islington
  • Bristol
  • Glasgow
  • Hull
  • Ipswich
  • Liverpool
  • Leicester
  • London Bridge
  • Milton Keynes
  • Southampton

The remaining sites not included above are under review and we will update you on reopening plans for those sites as soon we have more details.

Keeping students and staff safe is our number one priority. For full details on how we will do this please see our Student Safety page.

Please be aware, 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.

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.

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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