AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2

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AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2

  • Course Code: PLR2BKP001 (171B)
  • Prospectus Title: AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2
  • Mode of Study: PART-TIME
  • Duration: 16 Weeks (3. hours per week)
  • Start Date: 5 February, 2018
  • Course Tuition Fee: £ 350(19+)
  • Exam / Reg. Fee: £80
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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) Bookkeeping qualification is suitable for a wide range of students who are interested in gaining skills in manual bookkeeping. This could include those with no prior knowledge of bookkeeping, or those who have some practical knowledge who would like an accredited qualification in the subject.

The course has been specifically designed for:

  • People who are already working in finance and looking for formal recognition of their skills
  • People who have an interest in conducting bookkeeping services for local businesses and becoming a professional bookkeeper
  • Those who want to work in bookkeeping as part of a company's finance department
  • Those not currently in employment or training who are looking to acquire skills to get into the workplace

This course can be complemented by studying it alongside the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Computerised Accounting.

On successful completion of the course students will have the basic skills and knowledge to be able to understand the double-entry bookkeeping system and associated processes. They will also be able to maintain the journal and control accounts, reconcile balances and make corrections, and redraft the trial balance. This will be particularly attractive to those looking to start their own business as it gives them the essential skills to manage their books effectively. If you have achieved at Level 2, you may be eligible for progression on to the part time AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting or the Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping.

What does the course involve?

You will need to attend college one evening a week over a 16 week period. To pass the qualification, you will need to complete 2 external exams on a pre-arranged date. Re-sits can be taken almost immediately.

The topics covered include:

  • Comprehensive double-entry bookkeeping
  • Accounting for sales
  • Accounting for purchases
  • Maintaining a cashbook and petty cash book
  • Trial balance
  • Control accounts and reconciliations
  • Journals and suspense account
  • Banking system

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. Each of your 2 exams is marked immediately.

Additional costs

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 £43
  • Re-sit Exam Fees, £45
  • Books (paid by you if you are 19 or older)£22
  • 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, you 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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