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On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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L2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 | Certificate in Accounting

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Association of Accounting Technicians is the UK’S leading qualification and membership body for accounting and finance staff, with 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.

This course will teach you how to deal with bookkeeping for sales, payments and receipts in a typical junior entry-level accounting role.  You will gain new skills which prepare you to produce the accounts for both sole traders and partnerships at the next level. You will also learn how to create a business’s management accounts to help improve the performance of the business.

How will I learn?

You will be taught in a classroom at your campus of choice, with lessons being approximately three hours long with two hours self-study expected each week. There will be a variety of teaching strategies including; practical exercises, teacher demonstration and group work, all being supported by your expert tutor. From the four units included in this course you will gain new finance, accountancy, business and communication skills, these can be used to maximise your knowledge in your day-to-day job.

Our campuses are in easy accessible locations with a number of frequent buses stopping nearby and with the benefit of train stations a close walk away.

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Entry Requirements

We recommend that you have a Level 2 in Maths and English (4 -7 GCSE Grades) and have 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 £172. 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.

Progression routes

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    L3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Online)
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Online Enrolment

This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit your enrolment request to us. However, please be aware you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.

Within 24 hours of enrolment submission you will receive an automated email notification with information on what happens next. Please add [email protected] to your safe sender list. Most email providers allow you to do this within settings. For full instructions simply use your chosen search engine to find instructions.

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To get in touch with the department for more details please email [email protected].

Course Fees

Please be aware that some courses have fees payable upon enrolment. More information on if this course has a fee can be found in the Availability section below. If you require financial support including Payment Plans, Bursaries and Advanced Learner Loans please visit the Money Management Services section on the website. A number of our courses also benefit from being entitled to various waivers/entitlements, which you can discuss with our Money Management Service team in more detail.

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The course fee can usually be broken down to three components which are Materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationery, books and other equipment), Tuition (teaching, classroom etc) and Exams. Depending on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19s studying Full-Time courses have just Material fee costs to pay, over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tuition fees to pay. Find out more about Understanding Fees

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