AAT - Reed Business School

The Need for Flexibility

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We have worked in partnership with Mindful Education to create a suite of flexible online learning.

Our apprenticeships have been designed with employers in mind – requiring less time at The Manor than traditional delivery models and minimising disruption in the workplace. This flexible approach means that apprentices can choose how, when and where they want to study.

We offer award-winning part-time blended learning courses in partnership with Mindful Education. Our range of flexible part-time courses  meet regularly with a Reed Business School AAT tutor.

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The best of both worlds

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Online video lectures are available on demand, and can be viewed from a phone, tablet or computer. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Online study means that learners do not need to attend lessons as frequently as with traditional delivery models.

Learners benefit from regular contact with a Reed Business School AAT tutor. Experienced tutors will discuss and reinforce key learning points from online study and are on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Time out of the workplace is reduced thanks to the online learning materials.


“Mindful Education’s accounting apprenticeship has been great for our business. The online learning element means our apprentice is able to log on at any time to study, the analytics allow us to easily track and report on the 20% off-the-job requirement.”

Gabriella Labrum, HR Advisor, Tulip Ltd.


The Apprenticeship Levy

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Employers with an annual wage bill of over £3 million are required to pay the levy at 0.5% each month. Your levy fund, plus additional government funding, can then be accessed for training and assessment on approved apprenticeship schemes.

Managing the 20% Off-the-job Training Requirement

All apprenticeships, regardless of how they are funded, require the apprentice to spend a minimum of 20% of their apprenticeship on training. But this does not have to mean that apprentices spend one day in every five out of the workplace.

The learning model provides greater flexibility as apprentices can log in to study during quiet periods at work. All activity is recorded and counts towards the 20% off-the-job requirement.