Accountancy | AAT Certificate in Accounting (Online & On Campus) | Level 2

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Previous knowledge of accounting or a Level 1 Bookkeeping qualification would be advantageous but not essential. 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: classroom attendance is fortnightly. 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 ?
FE0170-1C 12 Jan 2021 Central Brighton Tuesdays 12.30pm - 3.30pm 37 weeks £1029.00 Apply
FE0666-1C 14 Jan 2021 Central Brighton Thursdays 5.30-8.30pm 37 weeks £1029.00 Apply

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Previous knowledge of accounting or a Level 1 Bookkeeping qualification would be advantageous but not essential.

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.

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.

Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place. Some of the regular ‘On Campus’ lessons can be replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.

Career 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.

Career and progression

Course fees

The course fees for 2021 are £1,029.

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.

Course fees

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We run various open events throughout the year to enable you to come in to the College, see our facilities and speak with our staff.

 

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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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