Qualifications – Accountants Institute

Our Approach

Accountants Institute (AI) has adopted a strategy of continual improvement concerning the development of our qualifications and assessment methods. Since the beginning of 2010 we have invested resources into accredited qualifications.  This investment has resulted in the formal approval of seven of the AI qualifications by the Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) and the Financial Services Partnership (FSP) in the United Kingdom.

Our strategy is to provide all students with opportunity to achieve quality professional qualifications whatever their personal circumstances are. Our objective is to provide a route for students to follow throughout their career. Anyone can register with AI to study and pass our exams. From the moment of registration they can gain qualifications by diligent study, hard work and determination

Ofqual recognition

Because of the high standards set by Ofqual and the demanding Criteria for Recognition our programme took over two years to complete and culminated with the award of Ofqual Recognition from 12th February 2013.

AI is committed to the Ofqual Regulatory Arrangements for the “Regulated Qualifications Framework” (RQF), which provides a “flexible regulated qualifications framework containing units and qualifications that recognise the widest possible range of quality assured learner achievements”.

FSSC FSP Approval 

AI qualifications have been approved since 2010 by the Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) and by the Financial Services Partnership (FSP) in the United Kingdom. To date we have had a total of eighteen awards approved.

Entry Requirements

The ethos of AI is based upon; “making the attainment of professional qualifications available to anyone who desires to better themselves through academic achievement”. This means that students from countries and backgrounds are welcome to study for the AI Qualifications.

Students should ideally be experienced in completing a programme of study up to at least Level 3, and should have attained success in pre-adult education.

The Examinations of the Institute are available to Registered members (Affiliate and above) who must be at least 16 years of age before the date of registration. Applicants must in all aspects be regarded as a fit and proper person before registration can be confirmed.

Learn more about our Qualifications:

  • Level 4 – Qualifications for Accounting Technicians (GAT)
  • Level 5 – Qualifications for Qualified Accounting Technicians (QAT)
  • Level 6 – Qualifications for Registered Qualified Accountants (RQA)
  • Level 7 – Qualifications for Fellow Qualified Accountants (FQA)