Tuesday 28 November 2017

The British Council now offers AAT qualification examinations in collaboration with AKS Khan Centre for Excellence (ACE)

The British Council now conducts AAT qualification examinations of the AKS Khan Centre for Excellence (ACE) who has been accredited by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) to deliver its accounting qualifications. The British Council and ACE organised the launching seminar of the AAT qualifications, UK today at the British Council premises. AAT is the UK’s leading qualification and professional body for vocational accountants. Its range of qualifications is open to all regardless of previous qualifications or age and includes the AAT accounting qualification, as well as bookkeeping and other finance qualifications.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr Andrew Newton, Deputy Director, British Council said, “The economy of Bangladesh is growing at a steady rate. Within the next decade or two, the country aspires to be one of the biggest economies in the world. This large economy will need an apt number of financially skilled workforce. The globally renowned AAT qualifications being provided in Bangladesh would mean more members among the future leaders of Bangladesh will be able to attain these skills.” He also said, “We guarantee high-quality standards of exam administration, confidentiality and security of your examination papers and results. We are delighted to offer you AAT qualifications examinations.” Also commenting on the announcement Mr Muktadir Rahman, Chief Executive Officer and AAT Course Leader of ACE said: “AAT qualifications provide a prominent route to a career in the accounting and finance industries. ACE will benefit from the ability to offer our students the chance to add to their financial skills and gain a professional status, through the combination of our AAT courses and the knowledge and expertise of our tutors.”

The AKS Khan Centre for Excellence (ACE), based at Rupayan Prime, Dhanmondi 7, Dhaka will have room for up to 50 students to study for all levels of the AAT Accounting Qualification in addition to other AAT qualifications such as award in accounting software. Courses will be running from January 2018. Ms Samanzar S. Khan, Chief Executive Officer, ACE said: “An AAT qualification is internationally recognised, and we are pleased that ACE will now be offering its students the opportunity to take this significant step towards a career in professional finance. All businesses, public bodies and charities have requirements for well-trained finance staff, and students who achieve our qualifications demonstrate that they have the skills in place to carry out this important function”. The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. The British Council offers a wide range of exams, from English tests to school and business qualifications, in more than 90 countries worldwide. The British Council helps to gain internationally recognised professional and university qualifications from various universities and professional bodies, in the UK and beyond, by offering examination administration services. In Bangladesh, the British Council administers a large number of exams on behalf of a variety of universities and professional bodies and one of those is now AAT.


Notes to Editor

For further information please contact:

Arshia Aziz, Head of Marketing and Communications, British Council, Bangladesh

Email: Arshia.Aziz@bd.britishcouncil.org  

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