Accountancy | AAT Certificate in Accounting | 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) 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 Level 2 course is part-funded, so the cost for students is reduced. 

On successful completion of this course, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. 

“The Online and On Campus study method is a life saver! The online learning platform supplemented my in class knowledge with the very helpful video tutorials which I could replay as many times as I needed to, meaning I could learn at my own speed.” - Online and On Campus Learner, GB MET

The course fee does not include registration and membership fees - approx. cost of £160. The cost of the first scheduled unit's exam as per course calendar is included in the course fee. Any change in the original exam booking, any retake or exam taken after the course ends will incur a fee. 

We will be following the AQ2022 brand new AAT syllabus

All level 2,3,4 courses are run in partnership with Mindful Education as a blended learning course (online and on campus). To progress successfully through the course, it is essential to use the online resources timely, prior to the session with the teacher on campus.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees
FE1183-1C 13 Sep 2022 Central Brighton Tuesday, 9.30am - 12.30pm 37 weeks £1040.00
FE0666-1C 12 Jan 2023 Central Brighton Thursday 5.30pm - 8.30pm 37 weeks £1040.00 Apply
FE0989-1C 24 Feb 2023 Central Brighton Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm 37 weeks £1040.00 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: 

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Costing
  • The Business Environment 


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 flexible Online and On Campus model. 

Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which 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. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 4-5 hours studying independently online each week. 

On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.

Career and progression

Progression
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher levels of the AAT Accounting Qualifications (Level 3 and then on to Level 4). Under the National Skills Fund initiative, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of your Level 3 study. Please ask a member of college staff for more information. 


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 cost of this course does not include the cost of your AAT registration and membership. Approx cost - £160 . More details: https://www.aat.org.uk/membership/fees

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 £345 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £552 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 £18,525 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 fees

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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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