AAT is the UK’s leading qualification and membership body for accounting and finance staff, with over 125,000 members in more than 90 countries worldwide. AAT qualifications provide Accounting Technician status. Accounting Technicians work at all levels of finance, from accounts clerks to finance directors. The Level 2 Foundation Certificate is for candidates who have little or no accounting experience or qualifications and are looking to gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental elements of accounting. During the course, candidates will cover five units including bookkeeping transactions, bookkeeping controls, elements of costing, working in accounting and finance, computerized accounting (Sage).
What do I need to join?
Candidates require a level 2 in Maths & English (A to C Grade GCSE or equivalent), and a good standard of general education. A successful interview and assessment will be required prior to enrolling and these can be completed at our AAT Open Evening. Level 2 applicants do not require any previous accounting experience prior to enrolling however any accounting/business experience will be beneficial.
How will I learn?
Learning will take place in a classroom environment with computer-based testing used for the assessment of each of the 6 units. Mock exams take place during classroom sessions. Final exams, follow the completion of each unit at a date and time to be advised at the start of your course – but normally during normal class time.
What can I do next?
Learners can progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting.
You will need to register with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) at a cost of £48.00, plus annual student membership of £99 (2019/20 rate). 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 £109. Details on all of the above will be discussed during the first day of your course. The colleges Money Management Service may be able to offer you a number of financial support options that often support fee costs but also travel and food costs while attending the course. If you wish to discuss your financial options you can contact the Money Management Service team on 01179092381 (Filton), 01453 761185 (Stroud) or [email protected] Alternatively you can view the Money Management Service page on our website. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we may need to take a number of measures that could affect our planned delivery method. For example; planned on site delivery may take a blended approach; a mixture of classroom based and online activities. We will endeavour to ensure course information, including delivery method and pricing, is updated when changes are having to be made. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Course information last updated: Friday 10th July 2020 @ 8.41am (1 day ago)