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AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) - Part-time

Course outline

The AAT Accounting qualification gives you practical, internationally recognised finance and accountancy skills that can open doors for you in any industry across the world.

This course will introduce you to the basics in accounting and finance, giving you the skills to develop in finance administration, book keeping, basic costing principles, sales and general ledgers.

If you currently work in accounts, but would like a formal qualification, this course could be your first step. The course will allow you to gain confidence and progress onto intermediate and advanced levels which will allow you to continue into further study in accountancy and finance.

The focus of the programme of study will be:

  • The education and training of learners who wish to be employed in a variety of types of accounting related work.
  • Developing the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners from an accounting viewpoint.
  • Providing opportunities for part-time learners to gain a nationally recognised level 2 vocationally specific qualification.

Units include:

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

You will develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers. You will learn to use accounting software and to develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace. Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and an understanding of the business environment, all of which are covered by this qualification.

How to apply for this course

Apply now and if you need to pay any course fees, or provide evidence if you wish to claim a fee reduction, we will contact you to let you know how to do this.

For help on completing the online application form, please see our useful apply online guide here.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
111 Canal Street

Start: 5th January 2022

End: 1st July 2022

Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Day: Wednesday

Tuition fee: £600

Additional costs:

  • Materials fee: £420

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits. Please see our Fee Remission page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Course code: C000384 / Q002191


AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are:

For under 19s:

  • GCSE English and Maths at a minimum of grade grade 4/C (or Functional Skills at Level 2)
  • 16 -18 year olds will also need to provide evidence of working / volunteering at least 20 hours or more per week

For adults (19+):

  • GCSE English and Maths at a minimum of grade grade 4/C (or Functional Skills at Level 2). If you do not have this, you will be asked to undertake English and maths assessments to determine the level you are working at. If the results of the tests show that your English and maths skills are below Level 2, you will need to enrol for either GCSE or Functional Skills to support your studies.

Your progress and achievements are assessed through:

  • Three computer based exams
  • Two computer based projects
  • Progress onto the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

The finance, accountancy, business and communication 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 trainee accounting technician
  • A trainee finance assistant

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