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“Never a better time” to gain skills qualifications fit for employment

#ResultsDay2020 - With the ongoing fiasco of exam results, school leavers are being urged to consider gaining the necessary skills to help them start their future career via vocational qualifications, as an alternative to university.


Huge rise in home studying of accountancy courses due to #Coronavirus say @YourAAT  With the coronavirus pandemic entering a second month since lockdown restrictions were imposed, AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is reporting a sharp rise in numbers accessing its courses via distance learning, with distance learning registrations showing a 20% increase in the week to 23 April 2020 compared to the same week in 2019.  

Scrap the Institute for Apprenticeships, says House of Lords Economics Affairs Committee

Mark Farrar appointed AAT CEO

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has appointed Mark Farrar, former head of construction training provider CITB, as chief executive.Mr Farrar replaces Jane Paul, who retired earlier this year.He said: "AAT is a well renowned and respected body in the education sector and I am delighted to join in such an exciting time for the organisation."AAT recently released research that showed apprentices delivered around £1.8bn of net economic benefits to UK organisations last year.Businesses get an average £2,000 bottom-line boost every time they take on an apprentice, once wage and training costs have been factored in, according to its research report The Value of Apprentices.

Suzie Webb appointed director of education for AAT

Suzie Webb, formerly managing director of the National Extension College, has been appointed as the new director of education for the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

Younger workers far more likely to seek career change in Covid-19 recession

One in four employees aged 16-34 are currently considering a new career as economic impact of coronavirus pandemic bites  ONS (Office for National Statistics) figures released today (15 Sept) have provided early indicators for the number of UK employees on payroll during August 2020, revealing a sharp rise of 156,000 young people (aged 16-24) without employment.

Apprenticeship funding might well be in need of reform – but let’s not make access harder

With the target of three million #apprenticeship starts by April 2020 having long been discredited, government attention this year is set to focus on how to improve the working of the Apprenticeship #Levy.

77% of UK workers would like more training at work #LoveToLearn

27% of Brits haven’t taken any courses or earned any further qualifications since starting work A staggering 57% of us admit we’ve lost all hope of ever doing a job that we love, according to a new study commissioned by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).


The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) today reveals the shortlist for this year’s Training Provider Awards, which celebrate the achievements of providers and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the delivery of AAT qualifications.

Increased and rebalanced investment needed to equip workers with 21st Century skills

AAT backs Centenary Commission on adult education Today (18 November 2019) the Centenary Commission on Adult Education published its long awaited report on adult education and lifelong learning, “A Permanent National Necessity…”

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