Despite the second UK-wide national lockdown due to begin on Thursday 5 November, the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) expects its exams to still go ahead.

A spokesperson for AAT said: We currently expect AAT assessments to remain available during the new national restrictions that take effect in England from Thursday 5 November. This is in line with current Government advice, which reiterates the importance of education remaining accessible. 

“Colleges and assessment venues must continue to adhere to all Covid-19 regulations and guidance in order to ensure the safety of staff and students, and colleges should consider moving to increased levels of online learning where possible.” 

During the previous lockdown that began in March, AAT saw a dramatic rise in distance learning registrations due to the move to online learning by training providers and students having more time and flexibility to study.