Accountancy | AAT Certificate in Accounting | Level 2

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Central Brighton 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 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. Please see information on progression below.

“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

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
FE0660-1C 29 Sep 2021 Central Brighton Wednesdays 09.30 - 12.30 52 weeks £990.00 Apply
FE0661-1C 29 Sep 2021 Central Brighton Wednesdays 17.30 - 20.30 52 weeks £990.00 Apply
FE0170-1C 12 Jan 2022 Central Brighton Wednesdays 13.30 - 16.30 52 weeks £990.00 Apply
FE0666-1C 13 Jan 2022 Central Brighton Thursdays 17.30 - 20.30 52 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.

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). 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. AAT students at all levels and on all financing options are responsible for registering as student members of the AAT.  At the moment, the initial registration cost is £49, membership fee is £101 (charged annually). More details: https://www.aat.org.uk/membership/fees

Course fees

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