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AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2

Subject Area
Business & Professional Studies
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
Part-time
Duration
10 months
Entry Requirements
You must hold a Level 2 English and maths qualification. Previous knowledge of accounting or a Level 1 Bookkeeping qualification would be advantageous but is not essential. You should be over aged 19 prior to the start of the qualification.

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation course is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills.

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.

This Level 2 course is part-funded, so the cost for students is reduced.

On successful completion of this course, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course.

This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration - covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software.

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.

Entry requirements

You must hold a Level 2 maths and English qualification. Previous knowledge of accounting or a Level 1 Bookkeeping qualification would be advantageous but not essential.

You should be over aged 19 prior to the start of the qualification.

If you have a criminal record or have been made bankrupt, AAT might not accept you as a member making you unable to sit your exams. Please contact AAT directly for more advice if this is relevant to you.

Course units

The Level 2 course covers a range of key areas, including:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping

  • Principles of Bookkeeping

  • Principles of Costing

  • The Business Environment


You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.

    Assessments

    This course is assessed through computer-based exams and a synoptic assessment, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.

    Course fees

    £362 - £724

    The fees for this course can vary depending on funding eligibility, if you feel you may qualify for funding, please contact the Funding Team.

    Course progression

    On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers. Students might also choose to progress onto the AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3 to further their studies.


    Dates & durations

    22nd September 2022 - 6th July 2023 - Thursday daytime
    20th September 2022 - 6 June 2023 - Tuesday evening
    23rd January 2023 - 15th January 2024 - Monday evening
    26th January 2023 - 11th January 2024 - Thursday daytime

    Study methods

    This is a blended learning course so will take place online and on campus.

    We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model.

    Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 4-5 hours studying independently online each week.

    On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.

    Facilities

    Students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning & Research Centre, study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

    Additional costs

    All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, you will be required to study from home, so will need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning. You will be made aware of any additional study time at the time of enrolment.

    Course and career progression

    Progression
    On successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher levels of the AAT Accounting Qualifications (Level 3 and then on to Level 4). Under the National Skills Fund initiative, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of your Level 3 study. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.

    Career opportunities
    The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this qualification will qualify you for roles including Accounts Assistant, Finance Assistant, Credit Control Assistant or Purchase Ledger Clerk.

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