Course Duration
34 Weeks
Location
Cauldon Campus
Course Cost
£ 750.00
Do I have to pay this fee? These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if they meet specific criteria. Some L code courses at Level 3 to 6 may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for learners aged 19 and over.
Course Code
PL1202
Start Date
Multiple Options Available
Start Time
Multiple Options Available
Day
Multiple Options Available

Course Summary

Course Overview
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.

On successful completion of this course, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Please see information on progression below.
Please note: classroom attendance is fortnightly.

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.

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, although an initial assessment will be conducted to ensure a suitable level of current numeracy and literacy skills are already in place, to ensure you do well on this course.
Previous knowledge of accounting or a Level 1 Bookkeeping qualification would be advantageous but not essential.

How Is It Assessed

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

How Is It Taught

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.
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 or if the college has to close. Regular ‘On Campus’ lessons are replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.

What Could I do Next

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.



What Else Do I Need To Know

Weekly college classes will be held and the course duration is 10 months.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, although an initial assessment will be conducted to ensure a suitable level of current numeracy and literacy skills are already in place, to ensure you do well on this course.
Previous knowledge of accounting or a Level 1 Bookkeeping qualification would be advantageous but not essential.

How Is It Assessed

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

How Is It Taught

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.
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 or if the college has to close. Regular ‘On Campus’ lessons are replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.

What Could I do Next

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.



What Else Do I Need To Know

Weekly college classes will be held and the course duration is 10 months.

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