We continue to enrol & support our students!

Accountancy Training

AAT UK top 4 in 2019 for
Distance learning Provider of the year award

coronavirus (Covid-19) notice

We continue to enrol and support our students!

To Current & Future Students,

All Gold Edge Training courses are delivered remotely through online internet access. In addition to the online learning, you will be able to access online digital copies of all study textbooks, exam kit books & pocket note books. These are in addition to the hard copies you will also receive.

Success by design

‘Success by Design’ is a revolutionary new concept that looks at every aspect of learning in order to deliver a truly bespoke learning experience to each individual learner.

Through advancements in technology and a focus on how learners learn, Gold Edge Training have, for the first time in distance learning, developed a suite of courses that deliver different resources and varied support based on individual learning styles.

Our unique courses include:

  • Blended resources based on four key learning styles
  • Teaching delivery matched to the needs of each learning style
  • Multi-layered online & manual resources, for better understanding & faster knowledge recall
  • Open ended teaching support & course completion times to match a learners natural learning pace
  • Incentivised rewards for exam success

Success by design
delivers exam success

All learners will learn something from all resources.

Give those same learners, the right resources and combine it with the right tailored support and each of those learners will achieve their maximum success.

The quotation above, is the mantra behind our ‘Success by Design’ programmes. We want our students to experience learning and passing exams the easy way by having the opportunity to learn, ‘how they learn best’.

Success by Design
delivers high achievers

The level of success Gold Edge Training students achieve in their exams is second to none and renowned nationwide.

Not only are they high achievers individually, as a group, they predominantly top the charts for percentage of students passed overall for completed courses. Even better, most of the passes achieved, are first time passes and for the majority of the year, our average pass rate in completed courses and across all levels is 99%.

A celebration of our student's course completion success

Last updated November 2019

Average percentage of students completed at foundation level 2

Average percentage of students completed at professional level 4

Percentage of students passed at the first attempt across all levels

The above results are course completion passes after the 5% of student exam fails listed above, have been re-sat and replaced by successful pass results.

AAT pass rates 2019

Last updated November 2019

Average percentage of students passed at foundation level 2
AAT national average 83%

Average percentage of students passed at professional level 4
AAT national average 62%

The above AAT official pass rates do not remove the previous fails recorded against those students who later went on to successfully pass their exams.

Recognising success

Student NameLevelQualificationPass Mark
(available: distinction / merit / pass)
Country
Janette HazlettFoundationAccounting Certificate
Distinction
Emily HoseyAdvancedAccounting Diploma
Distinction
Shilpa Devi ShanmuganathanFoundationAccounting Certificate
Distinction
Charlie KingAdvancedAccounting Diploma
Distinction
Ian PhilpAdvancedAccounting Diploma
Merit
Gabriel RothfelsFoundationAccounting Certificate
Merit

Testimonials

Ian Philp

Gold Edge training were extremely helpful in advising me of the right course to study and from the beginning have provided a relaxed and very personable service. I found the learning materials very clear and easy to follow and the online resources complemented the text books well. Gold Edge always responded quickly and competently to any query I had and I really appreciated the congratulatory emails following test results.

Sam Parker

I sincerely couldn‘t ask for better than Gold Edge Training. They are kind, attentive, and wonderfully encouraging, which I really appreciate. Their tuition is always more than helpful and challenging aspects of the course are made easy to digest. It‘s always a pleasure to speak to them on the phone or via email and I feel they really go over and above expectations. All in all, they are great teachers and make the distant learning experience easy and enjoyable and I‘d recommend their service to anyone looking to study accounting.

Jimmy Allott

Gold Edge‘s guidance from the start of my course has been fantastic, any queries I‘ve had have been dealt with in a prompt and clear manner, which has helped greatly with passing exams.

Rewarding success

GET: Exam pass reward

‘Success By Design’ delivers every aspect of learning. Our GET: Rewards scheme, launching with enrolments from midnight 5th December 2019, increases the motivational side of learning and exam success.

When study begins there is a natural motivation to learn, which is driven by the career end goal. When a student passes their first exam and proves personally ‘I can do this’, motivation and drive rises to a totally different level. Our reward scheme is designed to raise that level even further by adding ‘future incentive’ to passing exams!

GET: Rewards, incentivises learning through to level 4 by rewarding current success with future gain.

GET: Cashback

Pay for your course in full at enrolment and we will give you the extra ‘I Can Do This’ award of cash back when you pass your first exam within 20 weeks at each level – easily achieved.

Self-Study

Pay for your course in full at enrolment and get cashback after you pass your first exam!

£30Cashback

Blended Learning

Pay for your course in full at enrolment and get cashback after you pass your first exam!

£50Cashback

GET Rewards: Save up to £330 off your AAT studies just by passing your exams!

Summer is on its way!
We‘re celebrating with golden April

Double Cashback Offer

Pay in full at enrolment before the 1st of May 2020, to qualify for our fabulous double cashback offer, which is equivalent to the cost of booking up to 2 exams for free!

All you need to do is pass your first exam - easy!

Double cashback only applies to full accounting courses: Foundation Certificate in Accounting, Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Professional Diploma in Accounting

why choose our courses

What is the difference between a ‘one size fits all’ approach to learning and a ‘learning style’ approach to learning?

‘One size fits all’ learning, relies on the learner adapting their natural learning style to fit the resources and support provided. ‘Learning style’ learning, puts the learner in charge to choose the resources and support that ‘best fits’ them naturally.

We initially identified three key online learning styles, discussed in the video below. During the launch year after student feedback, we identified a 4th learning style within the Distance Learning programme called Self-Study.

  • Distance Learning & Self–Study Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • On Demand Learning

The traits of a Distance Learner and Self-Studier are the same in most instances. It is in the resources delivered and teaching support required that the two methods vary significantly. For the purpose of the videos, please view Distance Learning and Self-Study as the same. As you read on, we have clearly identified the areas where the two styles are different:

our ‘learning style’
resources and support

Distance Learning

Distance Learners are reflective learners. It is important to a Distance Learner to be shown rather than told how to learn an accounting procedure. They then reflect by visualising the procedure in order to understand. Once understood, a Distance Learner likes to practice examples with instant marking and feedback in order to consolidate their knowledge and understanding.

Distance Learning Course Package

  • Online learning
    - Full interactive lesson for every topic within each module
    • Our online lessons are a blend of interactive e-learning, testing knowledge & short key topic videos
    • End of lesson, real time marked, knowledge testing
    • Regular, real time marked, progress testing
    • Full integrated revision & exam practice programme
  • Printed integrated workbooks
    • To accompany key topic videos only
  • Full set of printed hard copy books. All top of the range and published by Kaplan
    • A set of study textbook(s)
    • A set of exam kit books
    • A set of pocket notes
  • Open access teacher support
    • 2 x personal accountancy teachers
    • 1 x pastoral support teacher

On Demand Online Classroom

An On Demand Learner is led by visual learning. Visual learners respond best to classroom style learning where they are both shown and told how to learn a procedure. They gain understanding by being shown worked examples and then having the opportunity to self-complete a similar task under controlled conditions. See worked example video below. Knowledge and understanding is built in stages: Watch – Listen – Try - Practice.

On Demand Course Package

  • Online learning
    - Full lesson interactive recorded lectures with;
    • Full length recorded lectures – worked examples – controlled self-worked examples
    • End of lesson, real time marked, knowledge testing
    • Regular, real time marked, progress testing
    • Full integrated revision & exam practice programme
  • Printed integrated workbooks
    • Covering all lesson and modules
  • Full set of printed hard copy books. All top of the range and published by Kaplan
    • A set of study textbook(s)
    • A set of exam kit books
    • A set of pocket notes
  • Open access teacher support
    • 2 x personal accountancy teachers
    • 1 x pastoral support teacher

our course design

Our licensed online resources are second to none and won the AAT Best e-learning award in 2018. The resources are licensed from Kaplan. Below are a few video tasters for you to experience just how good they are.

Distance Learning &
Self-Study Online Learning

On Demand

For a sample of blended learning please view the two videos above - blended learning is a mix of on demand and distance learning modules selected by our teachers and based on the complexity of learning content.

Our teaching support

Teacher led worked example

Our manual resources
- hard copy books

Gold Edge Training courses are designed with a focus on bespoke teaching for the individual. All of our programmes are gold quality with top level resources included as standard. The difference in our course pricing is purely down to the type and cost of the resources included.

Workbooks

Foundation level courses - available in 4 learning styles

You will receive the following books with Foundation Certificate in Accounting course.

  • 5 x study textbooks
  • 5 x exam kit books
  • 4 x pocket note revision aids
  • 4 x integrated workbook

You will receive the following books with Foundation Fast-track or Foundation Bookkeeping Premier Plus course.

  • 3 x study textbooks
  • 3 x exam kit books
  • 2 x pocket note revision aids
  • 2 x integrated workbooks

You will receive the following books with each Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping course

  • 2 x study textbooks
  • 2 x exam kit books
  • 2 x pocket note revision aids
  • 2 x integrated workbooks

Note: Self-Study courses include: Study Textbooks and Integrated Workbooks only.

Advanced level courses - available in 4 learning styles

You will receive the following books with Advance Diploma in Accounting course.

  • 6 x study textbooks
  • 5 x exam kit books
  • 5 x pocket note revision aids
  • 5 x integrated workbooks

You will receive the following books with Advance Certificate in Bookkeeping course.

  • 3 x study textbooks
  • 3 x exam kit books
  • 3 x pocket note revision aids
  • 3 x integrated workbooks

You will receive the following books with Advance Certificate in Bookkeeping Premier Plus course.

  • 6 x study textbooks
  • 6 x exam kit books
  • 6 x pocket note revision aids
  • 6 x integrated workbooks

Self-Study courses include: Study Textbooks and Integrated Workbooks only.

Professional level courses - available in 4 learning styles

You will receive the following books with Professional Diploma in Accounting course.

  • 6 x study textbooks
  • 6 x exam kit books
  • 6 x pocket note revision aids
  • 6 x integrated workbooks

Self-Study courses include: Study Textbooks and Integrated Workbooks only.

exam pass guarantee

Many years of experience teaching AAT programmes have gone into the design and structure of our online learning courses.

We believe the support we give our students to achieve success is second to none and we are happy to seal this belief with an exam pass assurance guarantee.

Price match guarantee

We know we are exceptional and second to none in everything we offer and achieve. If you can find another training provider who offers the same course content and reward schemes cheaper than we offer, we will undercut their price by 10%. Subject to independent review and same day comparisons.

Want to choose the right learning style course for you?

Our 5-step Course Decision Maker will help you make the right choices

All you need to do is follow 5 simple steps, to go from ‘I don’t know where to begin’ to ‘Your Personally Designed Course with Success Guaranteed’. Each step gives you all of the information required to make an informed choice.

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Step One

What are your career plans?

2

Step Two

Choose your entry level

3

Step three

Choose your learning style

4

Step Four

Make your course choice

5

Step Five

Pay only for what you need

To enrol, please visit our Course Decision Maker catalogue, which includes detailed information, prices and guidance

Visit Course Decision Maker catalogue

not sure?

‘Success by Design’ is a recognition that all learners are different. Each learner will require a certain blend of resources, different levels of support and varying degrees of flexibility.

For Gold Edge Training to successfully deliver such bespoke learning, it was necessary for us to offer a wide choice of course options. The wide choice, can however, for some students just mean study confusion.

If your thoughts are:

"Yes, but what is my learning style?" or
"How do you start to choose the right course?"

You have reached that perfect time to talk to a teacher.

let's talk!

02394 00 3559