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Accounting AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate (B00050-161707)

Availability: Yes

Price: £907.00 concessionary fee, £0.00 Click here for information on help with fees

Please note:
This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

If you're interested in joining this course email to enquire.

Weekdays/Time: Mon, Wed (09:30 to 16:00)

Started: 19/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 12)

End Date: 12/07/2017

Tutor Approval Required? Yes more info

Course Overview:

This course is intended for someone who is about to launch a new career in accounts (or who has recently done so). This course covers basic bookkeeping and accounting, plus it introduces computerised bookkeeping principles, and some basic costing principles.

How to Apply - Tutor Approval

Please complete the online Application form and book your interview by clicking Apply Now at the top of this page. If no interview slots are available at the time of your application we will be in touch to arrange an interview date.

To be accepted on the course you must complete the following steps:

  1. Maths and English Assessments: This MUST be done prior to your interview and takes about 1hour, you can come and do this at any time during opening times.
  2. Evidence of skills: You may be required to show evidence of relevant skills either by bringing your certificates or doing an initial assessment task
  3. Interview: The Tutor interview is to ensure that this is the right course for you and that you are fully aware of what is involved in completing the course

On completition of your interview and meeting the other criteria laid out in the application process, successful applicants will be offered a place on to the course.

How to Enrol:

For Information on how to enrol please click here

Entry Requirements:

No previous business accounts experience is needed

You must be able to use Word and Excel.

You will also need to complete a literacy and numeracy screening assessment if you have not achieved GCSE mathematics and English at grade C or equivalent.

You will also be considered if you have recently achieved a level 1 or 2 in Bookkeeping.

Maths and English Assessments

Before your tutor interview you are also requested to take an online assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed.

To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment.

Course Content:

All of the units within the qualification are mandatory.

Four units are assessed at the end of the unit, but this qualification also includes a synoptic assessment, sat towards the end of the qualification, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification:

Bookkeeping Transactions
This unit introduces learners to the double-entry bookkeeping system, and associated documents and processes. Learners will reach the stage of extracting an initial trial balance, before any adjustments are made.
Bookkeeping Controls
This unit is about control accounts, journals and methods of payment. It takes students through reconciliation processes and the use of the journal to the stage of re-drafting the trial balance, following initial adjustments.
Elements of Costing
The purpose of this unit is to give learners a basic introduction to costing, building a sound foundation in the knowledge and skills they need for more complex costing and management accounting units such as Level 3 Management Accounting: Costing and later, Level 4 Management Accounting: Budgeting.

Using Accounting Software
This unit provides learners with the knowledge and skills needed to carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks using accounting software. In the modern business environment, processing data and information into accounting software is a necessary task in most finance roles.

Work Effectively in Finance

This unit will help students to develop the professional skills and behaviours needed in the workplace. While this unit is set in the context of the finance function, these skills are transferable to many other working environments.

Assessment Methods:

All assessments in this qualification:
are set and marked by AAT
are computer based
are time limited

To achieve the qualification and to be awarded a grade, a student must pass all the mandatory assessments and the synoptic assessment.

Unit and synoptic assessments are not awarded grades individually, but the marks achieved in all assessments contribute to the student's overall grade for the qualification.

Additional Information:

You will have to register with AAT. The fee will be approximately £120. Exam fees are included in the fees.
However if you are required to resit a paper you will be charged a fee.
You will be required to purchase AAT texts. Your tutor will advise you on this on the first day of class.

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

Paper, pen and calculator

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

Accounting AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting. When you have successfully completed the level 2 course you can progress onto the level 3 programme. This level 2 Certificate provides progression to the level 3 Diploma in Accounting and, in turn, the Accounting AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting, the latter providing exemptions to the Chartered Accounting bodies awards

The finance, accountancy, business and communications skills developed in the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting can lead to employment as:
an accounts administrator
an accounts assistant
an accounts payable clerk
a purchase/sales ledger clerk
a trainee accounting technician
a trainee finance assistant.

For further information on career opportunities take a look at the Public and Media sectors on the National Career Service website.

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.


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