All AAT exams are known as computer based assessments (CBAs) and range from 90 minutes to 3 hours in duration (please see the table below)
Individual unit assessments are available on demand, however, synoptic assessments can only be sat at specific times of the year. Typically, you would normally sit a synoptic assessment towards the end of your qualification. You can view the Synoptic assessment window and result release dates here.
You can sit assessments whenever you like, once you (and we) think you are ready to sit them.
When booking an assessment, (subject to availability at your chosen exam centre and taking into consideration the Synoptic windows) you may find that some assessments will need require a number of weeks’ prior notice, whereas others may only need a few days’ notice.
Assessments must be sat an AAT approved exam venue. You can search for your nearest exam centre by using the “Find an Assessment Venue” Here is the link: https://www.aat.org.uk/assessment/assessment-venue/search
For each exam, you will need to pay an AAT exam fee in addition to an admin (or invigilation) fee. The admin fee is set by the exam venue, so this will be variable according to the centre you choose.
At Foundation (Level 2) and Advanced (Level 3), all unit assessments are automatically and your result will be available within 24 hours on your MyAAT (AAT Student portal). Synoptic assessments are marked by the AAT and you will receive your result after about 6 weeks. At Professional (Level 4) all exams (including the Synoptic) are marked by the AAT and results will also take approximately 6 weeks to come through.
Exams for External Candidates
We are an AAT Approved Exam Venue and we have exam venues in Exeter and Plymouth. If you are an external candidate and would like to sit your AAT exams with us, click here for more information.