Tutor Resources - Information

About the Osborne Books Tutor Zone

This password-protected area contains additional resources to support tutors for:

• The AAT qualifications
• AQA Accounting

You can access these resources if your teaching institution has adopted* the relevant texts.

*Adoption consists of a purchase of ten or more copies of a tutorial for that specific unit, within the same academic year, either by the college in bulk, or by individual students. Osborne Books may require proof of purchase to approve your account.

Tutor Zone resources include downloadable questions and answers in PDF format. These are provided in separate files, enabling you to test your students without initially providing the answers. These resources may be printed out for your own students or placed on your teaching institution's internal network.

AAT ebooks and interactive revision crosswords

Training centres that adopt our AAT books will receive access to free online versions of AAT Tutorials and Workbooks, in addition to interactive revision crosswords for the corresponding level.

How to access your resources

If you have already received a password, you can log in here. If you have not yet received a password, you can create an account here. If you are creating an account, please read the terms and conditions carefully as they explain the copyright situation, the requirement to keep your password confidential and the need to restrict the resources to your own students.

Any queries? See our Frequently Asked Questions below, or contact us, we'll be happy to help.

Having trouble using your ebooks or crosswords? Download our ‘easy user guide’ pdfs at the bottom of this page.



I adopt Osborne Books AAT books, how do I access my resources?

You can access ebooks and crosswords, alongside your teaching resources, from your online Tutor Zone account. If you do not have an account, you can apply for one here.

I do not adopt Osborne Books AAT books, can I access tutor resources?

These resources are available as a free supplement to Osborne Books customers only. Non-adopting tutors are not entitled to access. Access to resources is provided by Unit (i.e. if Bookkeeping Transactions Tutorial has been adopted by the training centre, access will be granted to the ebook, crosswords and teaching resources for this Unit). Access is given for the academic year in which a minimum of 10 copies of a specific book has been purchased. 

Which AAT teaching resources am I entitled to access?

You are entitled to access teaching resources (including ebooks) at any Unit for which the training centre has adopted Osborne Books' textbooks for the academic year in which they were purchased (i.e. ten or more copies have been ordered).

You are entitled to access crosswords for any level at which the college has adopted at least one AAT Tutorial (i.e. ten or more copies have been ordered). For example, if the college has adopted Bookkeeping Transactions Tutorial, you will receive access to all available crosswords for AAT level 2.

I’ve purchased some of your non-AAT Accounting textbooks (e.g. AS and A2 Accounting for AQA), are these available as ebooks?

Ebook versions of all Accounting titles except 'Numbers, Darned Numbers and Accountants' are available to purchase from Osborne Books. 

Do I need to install any software to view my ebooks?

If you are viewing from a PC or laptop, ebooks are best displayed using Adobe Flash Player. This is free and can be downloaded here.

Can I download, copy or print my ebooks?

Ebooks are currently available to view online and to download to mobile and tablet devices using Osborne Books App. Our files are all protected so are not able to be printed. 

Can I view my ebooks and crosswords on my mobile phone, tablet or e-reader?

Your ebooks will display on any smartphone or tablet that has an internet connection; simply log in to your account and view your ebooks as normal. Your ebooks will not display on standard e-reader devices (e.g. Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Paperwhite, Sony Reader) but will display on e-reader devices with tablet capabilities (e.g. Kindle Fire).

Your crosswords will display and function on any smartphone or tablet that has an internet connection; simply log in to your account and view/complete your crosswords as normal.

A blank screen is appearing when I try to view my crosswords, how can I fix this?

You may be trying to view your crosswords on Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, the crosswords are not compatible with older versions of Internet Explorer, try using Chrome, Safari or Firefox instead.

I’m having some technical problems, whom should I contact?

If you are having technical problems that are not addressed in the questions above, or in our ‘easy user guide’ below, you can contact us here.

Will my ebook expire after a certain time period?

Your ebooks are exact electronic copies of the hard copies that you have purchased; when a new edition of a hard-copy is published, the previous edition will eventually be categorised as ‘out of print’ and the ebook pertaining to this edition will be removed.

You can learn more about the resources your students can access here.