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Accountancy | AAT Certificate in Accounting | Level 2

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: Experience of word processing and spreadsheet software. Assessment: Computer based exams Qualification: AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2 Awarding Body: AAT

Why this course?

A solid introduction to bookkeeping and accountancy. A combination of both classroom and self-directed study allows you the flexibility to pace your study according to your personal circumstances.

We will explore both manual and computerised bookkeeping, as well as management accounting and work skills.


Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
FE0660-1C 23 Sep 2019 Central Brighton 5.30pm - 8.30pm 31 weeks £999.00 Apply
FE0662-1C 24 Sep 2019 Central Brighton 5.30pm-8.30pm 31 weeks £999.00 Apply
FE0661-1C 26 Sep 2019 Central Brighton 5.30pm - 8.30pm 31 weeks £999.00 Apply
FE0666-1C 21 Jan 2020 Central Brighton 5.30pm - 8.30pm 31 weeks £999.00 Apply

Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances, please see our finance information.

Entry requirements

  • Basic computer skills required as all exams are computer based
  • Completion of the AAT Level 1 Award or professional experience in a bookkeeping role
  • An excellent level of spoken and written English is required for this course
  • Please be aware of the need to spend a significant amount of time away from the classroom undertaking independent study
  • It is recommended that students re-acquaint themselves with basic book-keeping principles before starting the course
Entry requirements

Assesment

All units are assessed via computer based exams.

Results for 3 of the exams will be available usually within 1-2 hours.

The results for Using Accounting Software and the Synoptic Assessment will be available around 6 weeks after the exam.


Assesment

Course content

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Synoptic Assessment

The Synoptic Assessment contains the unit Working Effectively in Finance, plus questions from Bookkeeping Transactions, Bookkeeping Controls and Elements of Costing.

You will explore both manual and computerised book-keeping, as well as management accounting and work skills.

This widely recognised qualification not only will improve your effectiveness in the workplace, but will also provide opportunities for career advancement.

The Software package used in Using Accounting Software is SAGE 50.

Why the MET?

This Level 2 course is taught by a dedicated team of lecturers who are also professional accountants with substantial experience of successfully delivering AAT courses.

We have a wide range of courses, scheduled to accommodate busy lives. With this in mind, we offer part-time and evening options, with start dates in January, April and September.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries, and the beach.

Facilities

  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
  • A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon which are both open to the public and offer exceptional value
Facilities

What's next?

Once you have passed Level 2 you may wish to move onto the AAT Level 3 qualification. 

Find out more information about Level 3.

There is a high demand for competent accounting professionals within a wide range of business and non-profit making organisations at all levels.

An AAT qualification gives an advantage when seeking a new position. 

Career options

Upon completion of your AAT Level 2 typical job roles might be: 

  • Accounts assistant 
  • Purchase ledger clerk
  • Sales ledger clerk
  • Junior accounts roles

Course fees

The course fees are £999.00

The fees include initial AAT membership costs and the first exam of each unit. Retakes will incur additional costs.

Funding may be available for this course depending on your circumstances. Find out more.

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Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Chartered or certified accountant

Typical Tasks:

  • Plans and oversees implementation of accountancy system and policies.
  • Prepares financial documents and reports for management, shareholders, statutory or other bodies.
  • Audits accounts and book-keeping records.
  • Prepares tax returns, advises on tax problems and contests disputed claim before tax official.
  • Conducts financial investigations concerning insolvency, fraud, possible mergers, etc.
  • Evaluates financial information for management purposes.
  • Liaises with management and other professionals to compile budgets and other costs.
  • Prepares periodic accounts, budgetary reviews and financial forecasts.
  • Conducts investigations and advises management on financial aspects of productivity, stock holding, sales, new products, etc.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 2.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £21,489

AVERAGE £38,649

POTENTIAL £64,916

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Mathematics
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing

Financial or accounting technician

Typical Tasks:

  • Maintains profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flow forecasts and other accounting records.
  • Produces, collates and reports financial information for managers.
  • Liaises with clients to ensure that payments are made on time and credit limits are not exceeded.
  • Ensures invoices and payments are correct and sent out on time.
  • Monitors accounting systems to determine accounts are being maintained effectively and provides information on accounting practices to auditors.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 3.7% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £24,726

AVERAGE £37,733

POTENTIAL £69,791

Desired Skills:
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking

Book-keeper, payroll manager or wages clerk

Typical Tasks:

  • Records and checks accuracy of daily financial transactions.
  • Prepares provisional balances and reconciles these with appropriate accounts.
  • Supervises payroll team and develops payroll systems and procedures.
  • Calculates and records hours worked, wages due, deductions and voluntary contributions.
  • Processes holiday, sick and maternity pay and travel and subsistence expenses.
  • Compiles schedules and distributes or arranges distribution of wages and salaries.
  • Calculates costs and overheads and prepares analyses for management.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 2.9% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,790

AVERAGE £24,375

POTENTIAL £38,103

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring

Finance officer

Typical Tasks:

  • Oversees the recording and checking of daily financial transactions, the preparation of provisional balances and reconciliation of accounts.
  • Prepares or arranges the preparation of financial reports for managers.
  • Plans work schedules and assigns tasks to financial clerks.
  • Coordinates the activities and resources of finance departments.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 1.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £18,057

AVERAGE £24,707

POTENTIAL £35,822

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
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