Accountancy | AAT Foundation Certificate in Accountancy | Level 2

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Broadwater Campus Entry requirements: Level 1 AAT qualification (or equivalent) and English and maths Functional skills Level 2 (or equivalent) Assessment: This course is assessed through computer-based exams and a synoptic assessment, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification. Qualification: AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2 Awarding Body: AAT

Why this course?

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 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.

The course fee does not include registration and membership fees. The cost of the first exam is included but any resit/retakes will incur a fee.

Please note: Mindful Education lessons are released weekly but face to face (or remote) sessions with the GBMET tutor will be scheduled fortnightly (with few exceptions). Dates will be presented to you in the form of a calendar. It is essential to complete ME lessons prior to a session with a GBMET tutor.
Additional self-study time is not only recommended but expected to pass the exams and successfully achieve the qualification.

Find out more about this course from lecturer Cath Littler in the video below: 

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
FE0734-1C 20 Sep 2021 Broadwater Mondays 1.30 - 4.30 42 weeks £990.00 Apply
FE1028-1C 11 Jan 2022 Broadwater Tuesdays 5.30 - 8.30 42 weeks £990.00 Apply

Entry requirements

  • Level 1 AAT qualification (or equivalent) 
  • English and maths Functional skills level 2 (or equivalent) 
  • Access to a computer, MS Office Excel and reliable internet connection is essential (students studying Using Accounting Software Unit can use Sage at the College library)
Entry requirements

Course content

What will I learn?

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.

Units of Study

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

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  • Bookkeeping controls
  • Elements of costing
  • Work effectively in finance
  • Computerised accounts

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

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

Further information

Study Method – Online and On Campus

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our online and on campus model. 

Online video lectures 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. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to enhance the learning experience further.

On campus, you benefit from regular college classes – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Experienced tutors will discuss and reinforce what you have learnt during your online study and are on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Discussion and debate with classmates will help you apply theories to situations you face in the workplace.

 

Careers and progression

Progression

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher levels of the AAT Accounting Qualification (Level 3 and then on to Level 4).

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.

Careers and progression

Course fees and finance

The course fees for 20/21 are £990

The fees include the first exam of each unit. Retakes will incur additional costs.

Course is free if you meet the following criteria

You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:

  • You are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £343 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £549 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
  • OR if you are working and earn less than £17,004 per year (gross pay)

You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.

Subsidised fees

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk | 01273 667704.

Course is free if you meet the following criteria

If you will be aged 19-23 when your course begins and you have not already achieved a full Level 2 or above, you may not have to pay any fees. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk | 01273 667704.

Course fees and finance

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The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above. 

 

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