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Foundation Certificate in Accounting AAT - Level 2

Foundation Certificate in Accounting AAT - Level 2

Overview

AAT accountancy courses are designed to teach you practical skills that you can transfer directly to your workplace or aid your career progression.

An AAT qualification offers you a professional status that reflects the skills you’ve worked so hard to gain. So when employers see the letters MAAT after your name, they’ll know they’re dealing with a credible, up-to-date professional.

As a member of the AAT, you’ll have the support of the largest professional body for accounting technicians worldwide.

On the Level 2 course, you will learn how to use manual and computerised accounting systems for purchase ledger, sales ledger and the general ledger.

For further information on the AAT courses and qualifications, click here.

Entry requirements

Learners are required to have achieved GCSE English and maths at grade C or above prior to joining this course however this will be assessed on an individual basis at interview.

Start dates and fees

On top of the course fees, you will also be required to join the AAT professional body, which may incur a charge.



*Total fee is cost of one year of a two-year programme of study.  

Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual Fee
12/09/2017Tue, Thu
TBC - TBC
351 yr(s)1761A103£1200.00** E
14/09/2017Thu
TBC - TBC
351 yr(s)1761A102£1200.00** E

** Course fees shown are for guidance only and are the fees charged for courses running this year. Fees for courses starting in September 2017 will be confirmed in spring 2017.

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

This is a part-time course that runs over one year as either a full day or two evenings per week.

Location

How will I be assessed?

External assesment on each of the units.

If you are an external student and want to sit the Using Accounting Software Assessment (SAGE) at the college you are required to attend an assessment preparation class. Please email amelia.oldham@wnc.ac.uk or call 01623 627191 ext 8561 for more details.

What does the course lead to?

The Foundation Certificate in Accounting can lead to employment as:

  • Accounts administrator
  • Accounts assistant
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Purchase/sales ledger clerk
  • Trainee accounting technician
  • Trainee finance assistant

What will I study?

 

Bookkeeping Transactions

  • Principles and procedures related to processing business transactions, financial documents and payments for customers and suppliers.
  • Developing skills in processing ledger transactions and preparing an initial trial balance.

Bookkeeping Controls 

  • Maintenance and reconciliation of a cash book by accurately entering receipts and payments, balancing off the book and reconciling with bank statements.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the UK banking system and related organisational activities.
  • Petty cash transactions and the importance of the Journal as a primary accounting record.
  • Maintain control over debtors and creditors, aided by preparation and use of debtor and creditor control accounts.
  • Non-standard bookkeeping transactions and double-entry bookkeeping records.

Work Effectively in Finance 

  • Developing transferable skills and effective working in an accounting environment.
  • Teamwork skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrating workplace-ready standards of literacy and numeracy.

Elements of costing

  • Cost recording systems within an organisation and how best to respond to requests for information relating to costs and expenditure.
  • Recording and extracting information, and using a costing system to provide information for management.

Using Accounting Software

  • Selecting and using computerised accounting or bookkeeping software to input and process data for orders, invoiced, receipts and payments.
  • Preparing management and period-end reports.

What can I go on to study?

Progression onto the Intermediate  Level 3 AAT qualification.

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