This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) 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. Please see information on progression below.
Please note: classroom attendance is fortnightly, on every other Tuesday, between6pm to 9pm.
What you'll learn
This qualification willprepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solidfoundation in finance administration – covering areas such as double entrybookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software.
Onsuccessful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 2Foundation Certificate in Accounting. This internationally recognised AAT(Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working inaccounting or those who looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge,practical experience and the all-important certification often sought byemployers.
Units of Study
The Level 2 course covers arange 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, applyingwhat you learn on the course to the wider industry context.
How you'll learn and be assessed
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 beviewed 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.
How will I be assessed?
This course is assessed through computer-based exams and a synoptic assessment, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.
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 3course. 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.
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.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Previous knowledge of accounting or a Level1 Bookkeeping qualification would be advantageous but not essential.
Fortnightly college classes will be held every other Tuesday, between 6pm to 9pm
Course duration is 10 months