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This Level 2 Qualification equips candidates with new skills and essential knowledge to manage books effectively. It includes manual double entry bookkeeping, and associated documents and processes, up to trial balance standard. It is a practical course teaching you the bookkeeping for sales, purchases, payments, and receipts, contextualised in a work situation. This will prepare you for producing the accounts for both sole traders and partnerships at the next level. It is ideal for candidates who have little or no accounting experience or qualifications, looking to gain a fundamental understanding of bookkeeping. This programme allows you to complete the Level 2 more quickly than the full Level 2 Accounting, for those who want to progress more quickly to Level 3.
AAT is the UK’s leading qualification and membership body for accounting and finance staff; it has over 130,000 members in more than 100 countries worldwide. AAT qualifications provide Accounting Technician status. Accounting Technicians work at all levels of finance, from accounts clerks to finance directors, playing an integral role in almost every business sector.
How will I learn?
The course is class based for 3 hours per week, plus around 2 hours self-study, for 17 weeks. There will be a mixture of teacher demonstration, group work and plenty of practical exercises, supported by your tutor. There is no coursework - instead you will have 2 online exams of 90 minutes each. These are a mix of multiple-choice and calculation questions.
The syllabus consists of the following units:
- Introduction to Bookkeeping Candidates are taught a new and crucial understanding of the double-entry bookkeeping system and the associated documents and processes. You will be equipped with the skills necessary to operate a manual double-entry bookkeeping system, providing a solid foundation for progression to more advanced manual and computerised activities.
- Principles of Bookkeeping Controls This unit covers control accounts, journals, and methods of payment. You will learn the reconciliation processes and the use of the journal to the stage of redrafting the trial balance, following initial adjustments. You will be able to develop your understanding of the relationship between the various accounting records and consolidate your knowledge of double-entry bookkeeping. You will be equipped with the confidence you need to perform well in the workplace as this unit prepares candidates for greater responsibility.
Candidates require a level 2 in Maths & English (A to C Grade GCSE or equivalent), and a good standard of general education. However, this is advisory and please do contact us to discuss your personal situation. You don't need to be in an accounting role, it is suitable for those with some experience or aiming to get into accounts.
A successful interview and assessment will be required prior to enrolling. Level 2 applicants do not require any previous accounting experience prior to enrolling; however, any accounting/business experience will be beneficial.
You will need to register with the Association of Accounting Technicians
(AAT) at a cost of £49.00. All exam fees (single attempt) are included in the
cost of your course. Textbooks are additional and are ordered from Osborne Books
with a 35% discount – cost £54.00 Details on all of the above will be discussed
during the first day of your course.
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