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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).
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.
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.
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.
What can I do next?
Learners who successfully complete the programme could go onto our AAT Level 3 and AAT Level 4 courses. If you would like to discuss progression options more please get in touch with us at [email protected]. We would be more than happy to put you in touch with our dedicated careers advisor team.
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Course information last updated: Thursday 24th September 2020 @ 8.30am (1 hour ago)