AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2

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AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2

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  • Course Code: PLR2ACT001 (171A)
  • Prospectus Title: AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2
  • Mode of Study: PART-TIME
  • Duration: 36 Weeks (4. hours per week)
  • Start Date: 6 September, 2017
  • Course Tuition Fee: £400(19+)
  • Exam / Reg. Fee: £210
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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but strong numeracy and literacy skills are essential.

Who is it for?

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the professional body for Accounting Technicians. Traditionally a wide range of people study for this qualification. This course is suitable for students aged 19 or over unless supported by Local employers or on an apprenticeship.

If you have achieved at Foundation Level, you may be eligible for progression on to AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting. You will be able to undertake duties at an introductory level in financial or management accounting; roles such as accounts assistant/administrator, accounts payable clerk, bookkeeper, payroll clerk, tax assistant, trainee auditor.

What does the course involve?

You will need to attend college once a week over the academic year. To pass the qualification, you will need to complete 5 external exams.

The topics covered include:

  • Comprehensive double-entry bookkeeping
  • Control accounts and reconciliations
  • Journals and suspense account
  • Banking
  • Introduction to costing
  • Computerised accounting (Sage)
  • Working effectively in accounting and finance

How is the course assessed?

All assessments in the qualification will be computer based assessments (CBAs). CBAs are an up to date method of assessment that directly reflect the practical tasks that you currently perform or will be performing in the workplace. CBAs offer you greater flexibility as you can take these assessments as and when you are ready and with the agreement of your tutor. Also, as many CBAs can be marked automatically, you'll get a provisional result straight away - no more waiting ten weeks for the results.

Additional costs

Please refer to the current prospectus for up to date tuition fees.

An indication of course costs for you to consider are:

  • Tuition Fees (including exam fees on your first attempt)
  • AAT Registration Fees (paid by you after the course starts if you are 19 or older). Currently £129 first time registration or £88 renewal fee
  • Re-sit Exam Fees, £40
  • Books (paid by you if you are 19 or older), approx. £80
  • Materials fee, £20

All course costs are waived for students aged 18 years and under.

There may be fee waivers available for students aged 19-23. For students aged 19+, financial assistance may be available through the College towards the cost of books and AAT registrations.

For fee enquiries please contact course advice on 01743 342333.

Additional notes

In addition to attending the classes, all students will find it necessary to supplement their studies with home study.

Previous convictions: Please note - When registering with AAT, you will need to declare whether you have committed any criminal convictions or had civil convictions against you. All declarations will be followed up by AAT. Serious convictions may result in you being barred from becoming an AAT registered student.

What do I do next?

Some of our courses may have entry qualifications and you may need to have an informal chat with the tutor to check it is appropriate for you - this will be clear in the Other Details area. You are able to enrol at the College in person or by phone on 01743 342333 between 9.00am-5.00pm Monday - Thursday and 9.00am-4.30pm on Friday. You can also enrol and chat to staff at our advice / enrolment events which happen throughout the year or use our Live Chat.

You will be required to pay your course fees at the time of enrolment, so please ensure that you bring an appropriate payment method with you, (as well as appropriate evidence if you are eligible to have any fees waived).

Other details

No entry requirements. Tuition fee concessions.

If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay some tuition fees.

This can be clarified by ringing Course Advice on 01743 342333.

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