AAT Accounting Foundation Certificate Level 2

The AAT Accounting Certificate Level 2 course is an ideal introduction to accountancy which explores the fundamental concept of double-entry bookkeeping up to trial balance.

Students will learn how to prepare and record transactions in a manual and computerised double entry bookkeeping system to trial balance, how to prepare basic management information both manually and using IT and will be given an introduction to basic costing principles. This course is for learners aged 19 years and over.

AAT Accounting Foundation Certificate Level 2
Outline: An ideal introduction to accountancy which explores the fundamental concept of double-entry bookkeeping up to trial balance
LevelLevel 2
LocationColchester
Duration35 Weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2018
AttendanceLearners have the choice of one of the following:
Wednesday (9am-3pm)
Thursday Aft/Eve (2pm-8pm)
2 Evenings per week - Tuesday and Wednesday (6pm-9pm and 6pm-8pm)
Price£790 (plus AAT fee. More information on AAT membership and current fees can be found at www.aat.org.uk)
Course Content

The course is unit based, with these being undertaken as a whole.

The standards for the course are set by the Qualifications and Credit Framework Authority with the qualification being awarded by the AAT.

Assessment per unit is achieved by external computer based exams.

There is only one opportunity to re-sit an exam and all mandatory units must be completed before the synoptic exam is completed. The dates for exams are set.

AAT Accounting Certificate Level 2 units students will cover include:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Work Effectively in Finance (Synoptic)

The College is able to offer accreditation by virtue of prior learning; however, strict criteria must be met to achieve this.

It is vital that students aiming for accreditation of the AAT Accounting Certificate Level 2 and eventual AAT membership attend all lectures.

Entry Requirements

This course is for learners aged 19 years and over

Students will require 3 GCSEs, including English and maths (grades A – C), or relevant work experience.

Applicants should visit the AAT website and undertake the skills check to ensure that they start at the correct level.

What Can I Do Next?

Successful completion of this course could allow students to gain employment in junior accounting positions, both in accountancy practice or industry/commerce. Students could progress to the Diploma in Accounting Level 3, to gain further accountancy skills that can lead to full membership of the AAT and to higher professional accounting qualifications.

Disclaimer

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