AAT AGM goes virtual

AAT’s first-ever virtual AGM went by without a hitch.

David Frederick took over from John Thornton as President, and becomes its 40th leader.

Frederick also talked members through the annual report (April 2019 to March 2020). He explained new student registrations have continued to be impacted by funding issues, particularly at Level 4, and that has seen the number of Level 4 students decline.

He said that predicting what the further education landscape will look like in a post Covid-19 world is difficult, and admitted it is hard to future-plan on student numbers. So, with that in mind AAT has revised its 2018-2021 business plans.

Back to last year – and AAT income rose to £31,631,000, up from £30,500,000 in 2018/19. Some 4,781 PQs became new members, and 24,002 new students signed up to the AAT qualification.

*We will review the full report in the next issue…