AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2 (online and on campus)

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Course introduction

This entry level course is designed for anyone seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills. Importantly, it will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles, giving you a solid foundation in finance administration.

You will study online thanks to award-winning video lessons that will be available on demand. This means you can choose when and where you want to study. You should expect to spend around 4-5 hours studying independently online each week.

Online lessons will last for around 45 minutes and will be accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies will also help enhance your learning experience.

When you attend campus (fortnightly) you will benefit from classes with your college tutor. Your tutor will review what you have learned during your online lessons and will then provide guidance to support your progress ahead of your assessments. Meanwhile, regular discussions with classmates will help reinforce key points and provide you with valuable extra support and motivation.

Course structure

  1. Introduction to Bookkeeping
  2. Principles of Bookkeeping
  3. Principles of Costing
  4. The Business Environment
  5. Using Accounting Software
  6. Business Communication

Minimum entry requirements

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

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through computer-based exams and a synoptic assessment. Both methods will be carefully calibrated to draw on your knowledge and understanding so you can demonstrate your progress.

Information & support

We have partnered with Mindful Education to provide this flexible combination of online and on campus learning. You can find out more about Mindful Learning at www.mindful-education.co.uk

Course fees & Duration

Fortnightly college classes will be held every other Monday evening for 36 weeks.

There is a tuition fee of £632.00.

Your Level 2 course could be fully funded if you are:

  • Unemployed and in receipt of benefits.
  • In receipt of a low wage (under £18,525 per annum).

Aged 19-23 and studying towards your first full Level 2 qualification.

What can I do with this qualification?

This internationally recognised qualification will show you have the knowledge and practical experience sought by employers. The skills and knowledge you will gain will qualify you for roles such as accounts assistant, finance assistant, credit control assistant and purchase ledger clerk.

Following successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher levels of AAT Accounting qualifications. Indeed, you may be eligible to progress to a fully funded Level 3 course. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.

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