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Getting started with the AAT to ACA route

Find out how you can get your AAT trainees or AAT-qualified staff onto the AAT-ACA Fast Track route.

Now that you have a better idea of how the AAT to ACA Fast Track route works, find out how you can start training on the ACA.

1) Register your interest

Let us know that you are interested in the route, and a dedicated ICAEW Business Development Manager will get in touch to discuss your options.

By answering some additional questions, you will also receive a one-off personalised email package tailored to your needs.

Register your interest here

2) Become an Authorised Training Employer (if you are not one already) 

In order to train with ICAEW, you will have to gain Authorised Training Employer status. This is done through a free and easy three-step process.

3) Consider your training options

Perhaps you'd like to offer the ACA on the Level 7 apprenticeship or are planning to provide your trainees with tax specialism?

Your local ICAEW Business Development Manager will help you find the best option for your, and your organisation's, needs.

4) Start training

Once you have spoken to your local ICAEW Business Development Manager, and been approved as an ATE, you can get your AAT trainees onto the Fast Track route, where they can claim exemptions and prior work experience.

Your local ICAEW Business Development Manager will support you by running a student induction for your trainees.