AAT Exam Terms & Conditions of Booking

If you have booked or would like to book an AAT Exam at our Centre, please carefully read the following information.  If you have any queries or concerns, please contact us on 01752 227330 (Option 1) or via email to exams@skilltec.co.uk.


Before booking your exam

If you are booking a Synoptic Assessment, it is your responsibility to ensure that you book during the appropriate week; we suggest that you google search 'AAT Synoptic Windows' to view the latest timetable (please note that you can sit your exam on any date during the week commencing with the date shown).

We generally make preparations for exams around 4 days prior to the exam date; if we have to cancel your exam because you have not booked the correct window, your invigilation fee will not be refunded.

For Using Accounting Software Exams, please contact us prior to booking to discuss your requirements.  We have limited software options available and it is your responsibility to ensure that the correct software/version will be available for your exam.  

We are an EPA (End Point Assessment) registered Centre and can accept external candidates for these exams.  You must ensure that you mention on your booking that you are booking an EPA exam.  EPA exam fees must be paid to Skilltec Training in advance. 


We are located in the City Centre High Street and our exam rooms are not sound-proof.  On occasion there may be outside noise that is beyond our control.  Foam earplugs are provided but please feel free to bring your own earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones too (headphones with wireless connectivity abilities are not permitted).

Our Centre is located on the 2nd floor with no lift access - apologies for any inconvenience.

We do not have air conditioning at the Centre so on warm days, we will need to open windows and doors to keep everyone cool.


Exam Fees & Payment Links

When booking, please check very carefully that you have entered your email address correctly, otherwise you will not receive your confirmation or payment link emails. 

When you make your booking you will receive an automatic email notification; we have to raise the payment link manually and this will be sent to you within 2 working days.  If you have not received it by the third working day, please check your Junk Folder.  If you haven't received the link please contact us on 01752 227330 (Option 1) or by email to exams@skilltec.co.uk.

Payment links are valid for 7 days from the date they are sent to you (unless your exam date is sooner); if the link expires and you have not settled your exam fees, your exam slot will be released.

Your fee will be made up of the AAT Exam Fee plus a £42 Invigilation Fee.  Fees for 2022 are currently*:

Exam Type AAT Fee Invigilation Fee Total
Level 1 Exams (ALL) £34 £42 £76

Level 2,3 & 4 Exams

(Non Synoptic)

£49 £42 £91
Level 2 Synoptic (FSYA) £52 £42 £94
Level 3 Synoptic (ADSY) £54 £42 £96
Level 4 Synoptic (PDSY) £56 £42 £98

*These fees do not apply to EPA Exams.

Please note that the exam code in the payment link may differ from the AAT exam code, or from those used by your Training Provider; we use these purely for internal purposes and this will not affect your booking.  We will always check with you on the day which exam you are expecting to take so in the unlikely event that the wrong exam has been booked, we can sort this out very quickly for you on the day.


Your Responsibilities 

We are currently operating with a skeleton staff and due to increased time-pressure and work involved in keeping the Centre a clean and safe environment, it’s important that all exams start on time and that you fulfil your responsibilities as outlined below. 

  • You must arrive no later than ***15 MINUTES BEFORE THE EXAM START TIME***; candidates will enter the exam room 10 minutes before the scheduled start time, at which point no further candidates can be checked in. Be prepared that there may be a queue to get checked in. 
  • Latecomers will be refused entry to the exam. 
  • You must present valid ID upon arrival at the Centre. Please see acceptable forms of ID below.
  • If you are unable to present acceptable identification, you will be refused entry to the exam.
  • We recommend that face coverings are worn in common areas of the Centre; full-coverage masks such as balaclavas are not permitted. Please note that you may be asked to temporarily remove any face coverings for identification purposes. 
  • Please bring your own stationery and calculators (we do not have enough calculators for everyone so please don’t take the risk).
  • If you bring a pencil case, this must be clear/see-through.
  • If you are driving to the Centre, we recommend that you use a pay-on-foot car park in case we have an unexpected delay. Please find information on local car parks here.






You must provide one of the following forms of photographic identification before you can sit your exam:  

  • current valid (signed) full UK or country of origin passport
  • current valid (signed) national identity (ID) card
  • current valid European Economic Area (EEA) member state ID card
  • current full or provisional UK/EU photocard driving licence
  • current residency permit issued by the Home Office
  • current valid CitizenCard (accompanied by a credit/debit card as proof of signature) 

Photos and/or photocopies of your ID cannot be accepted.

If your registered name is different to that on your identity document, you will need to present supporting documentation such as an original copy of your marriage or deed poll certificate (photos and/or photocopies cannot be accepted).

If you don’t have any of the above, please contact the Centre on exams@skilltec.co.uk for advice prior to your exam

As mentioned above, without suitable identification your exam cannot be conducted - if your exam has to be cancelled due to a lack of suitable identification, your £42 invigilation fee will not be refunded or transferred to another date.

Please do not ask us to make an exception for you - even if you have been to Centre before and we know who you are, we are not allowed to permit you entry to the exam without the correct ID, and we will not jeopardise our AAT Accreditation for this.


What you can take into the Exam Room

  • Stationery – loose or in a transparent case.
  • Calculators – these must not:
    • emit any sounds.
    • be part of another electronic device i.e. your mobile phone.
    • be capable of storing data.
  • A water bottle with a lid.
  • A jumper or cardigan but not a coat or jacket.
  • A face mask – you may use a scarf or bandana if you don’t have a mask.
  • Noise cancelling headphones – these must not have wireless capabilities of any kind.


What you cannot take into the Exam Room

  • Mobile phones or any other electronic device.
  • Reference materials or note paper – we will provide you with blank note paper.
  • Food or snacks.
  • A drink in a cup or glass, with or without a lid.
  • Coats or jackets.
  • Watches of any kind.


Social Distancing*

Although social distancing rules have now ended, please be mindful and respectful of both staff and visitors who may wish to maintain social distancing measures at our Centre.  

For your comfort, our staff will continue to wear face masks in common areas.

Please use the hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes that we have made available.

As mentioned above, we will not be able to provide you with gloves or masks/face coverings, but we actively encourage you to bring your own*. 

*if Government advice changes between now and the date your exam, please check this page for any updates.



Our Cancellation Policy

Due to the high demand we have for exam slots, we have a strict cancellation policy;

  • If you need to cancel or rearrange your exam, you must notify the Centre by email to exams@skilltec.co.uk no later than 1 week before the exam date.
  • we regret that notices of cancellation received within 1 week of the exam date will result in the loss of your £42 invigilation fee; if you cancel, the exam cost itself will be returned to you; if you reschedule, the fee will be transferred the new date.
  • If you or anyone in your household develop symptoms of Covid-19 infection within 1 week of the date of the exam, please contact us immediately by email to exams@skilltec.co.uk for advice.

We understand how important your exams are to you, so we will only cancel or rearrange them if it is absolutely necessary, or if we do not have sufficient candidates to make the exam session viable; if a situation arises which means we cannot hold your exam in line with the strict invigilation rules set out to us by the AAT, we will contact you as soon as possible to inform you of this.

In the unlikely event that we have to cancel or rearrange your exam, Skilltec Training cannot be held liable for costs incurred by the candidate (such as travel costs). Your full examination fees will be transferred to another suitable date or returned to you upon request.


Exam Results

Unfortunately, it will not be possible to provide you with a print-out of your results at the end of the exam session; where appropriate, your exam result will be visible on your myAAT account, usually within a few hours.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


If you have any queries

If there is anything you are unsure about at all, please get in touch on 01752 227330 (Option 1) or via email to exams@skilltec.co.uk .

Best wishes

Skilltec Training