AAT Computer Based Assessments (CBA's) for external candidates.
We accept external candidates for their AAT CBAs at our exams centre at Milton Keynes.
Please read the information on this page before booking your exam
In addition to the Covid-19 related guidance provided below on this page, we request all candidates to wear a face mask/covering if possible when arriving for their exam and leaving after their exam.
We will post any updates on this page so please bookmark this page and check back for updates before leaving for your exam.
Our exam slots are being confirmed only three/four weeks in advance at the moment due to the current uncertainties. Bookings can only be made for slots that are confirmed and made available in our online schedule (link below). Booking requests for slots that are not available in our online schedule will NOT be responded to.
Due to the reduced capacity and backlog of exams, we request that candidates only book exams if they are certain at the time of booking that they are ready and can attend and that they please refrain from making speculative bookings (i.e. making a booking request just to secure a space and using the payment period to decide).
External candidates - before booking, please read the information further down this page if you are looking to booking any of the following exams:
Level 2 Using Accounting Software (UACS)
Level 2 Foundation Synoptic (FSYA)
Level 3 Advanced Synoptic (AVSY)
Level 4 Professional Synoptic (PDSY)
Covid-19 related information:
Exam sessions may need to be cancelled at a short notice. If your exam is booked for a session that is cancelled, we will offer to reschedule it for free or offer a full refund of fees paid.
When entering our building (Gemini) please clean your hands using the hand sanitising gel dispenser at the entrance. Alternatively please wash your hands in the restrooms before entering our office once you have entered the building.
Please note and follow any signage in the building regarding social distancing.
If you or anyone in your household develops symptoms consistent with Covid-19 after you have booked your exam please email us to rearrange or cancel your exam.
Any candidate arriving for their exam displaying clear symptoms consistent with Covid-19 will not be allowed to sit their exam. This is for the safety of other candidates as well as ours.
Anybody accompanying any exam candidates will not be able to wait in the reception area or anywhere else in the building.
Hot drinks will no longer be available. Bottled water will still be available if needed (subject to availability).
Booking your exam:
View the exam slots currently available and exam fees (opens a spreadsheet document)
If the above link does not work please email us at with the indicative week/s you are looking for to book your exam and we'll email you the dates and slots.
To book an exam with us please send us an email at with the following details:
Your full name as per AAT's records
Your AAT membership number
Your date of birth
Your preferred exam slot (see above for available slots); please provide a second preference if possible
The assessment you wish to take (if booking either UACS, FSYA, AVSY or PDSY exams, please read the relevant information below before booking)
Once we have booked your exam in our exams schedule we will send you a confirmation email along with the payment link. Exam fees are payable online using a credit/debit card; we do not currently accept cash or cards at our exam centre. Payment for exam bookings by external candidates can only be made online using credit/debit card; payment via direct bank transfer/BACS is not accepted.
Please note: your exam booking is confirmed ONLY if the exam fee is paid by the date stipulated in the invoice/confirmation email. Our exam service charges are non-refundable in case of cancellation, change of date/time or late arrival (more than 30 minutes). Re-scheduling an exam will incur an additional £25 service charge.
Booking your Level 2 Using Accounting Software (UACS) exam:
We have Sage 50 version 22 installed on our exam PCs. Please confirm when booking that you are happy to use this.
If you wish to use Sage One/Sage Business Cloud instead please confirm with your training provider that they are happy to send us the login details for your exam before booking with us. We cannot provide a Sage One/Business Cloud account for external exam candidates. Please also provide the name of your training provider when booking.
We are unable to accept exam booking requests for the UACS exam using Sage One/Sage Business Cloud from students studying with Avado or Kaplan.
As of April 2020 AAT assessment venues are no longer allowed by the AAT to provide printed copies of assessment booklets.
Booking your Synoptic (FSYA, AVSY or PDSY) exam:
The AAT allows the synoptic exam to be taken only during certain "synoptic weeks" and only after you have attempted certain required exams.
To check the synoptic weeks for your level please refer to AAT's synoptic calendar (link updated Dec 2020): https://www.aat.org.uk/prod/s3fs-public/assets/AAT-synoptic-assessment-windows-results-release-dates-2020-21.pdf
Before booking your synoptic exam, please ensure that you have already attempted the following exams required at your level:
Level 2 Foundation Synoptic (FSYA): Bookkeeping Transactions, Bookkeeping Controls, Elements of Costing
Level 3 Advanced Synoptic (AVSY): Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation, MA: Costing
Level 4 Professional Synoptic (PDSY): Financial Statements, MA: Budgeting, MA: Decision & Control
If you have not attempted the required exams for your synoptic exam, we will not be able to book your exam on AAT's exam system closer to the exam date and we will have to cancel your booking. Our service charges will NOT be refundable if your synoptic exam booking has to be cancelled because you haven't attempted the required exams.
Amenities and features:
1. Air-conditioned exams room
2. Evening /weekend slots available
3. Access to bottled water
1. Good access through either M1 (J14) or A5
2. Accessible through public transport buses as well
routes 23, 24 and 25 passing through Marlborough Street
routes 30, 31 and 37 passing through Monks Way
3. About 2.4 miles from the Central Milton Keynes Rail Station
4. About 3.2 miles from Wolverton Rail Station
For further details about public transport in the local area, please refer:
Address: G7, Gemini House, Linfordwood Business Park, Sunrise Parkway, Milton Keynes - MK14 6LS
Please ensure that you have read and understood the Exam Information Pack before you come to sit your exam. If for any reason you are unable to access the Information Pack, let us know and we'll be happy to email it to you.