AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Evening)
You will be recognised as an accountant technician. You could choose to start a freelance career within accounting and finance or progress onto university. You will be partly qualified along the route to becoming an accounting technician, other career options could include: Accounts Assistants, Purchase Ledger Clarke, Sales Ledger Clarke and or Book Keeping Assistant.
The course involves classroom learning and provides students with the background knowledge of accountancy concepts.
The course is ideal for those who have decided on the specialism of accounts. This training provides skills and knowledge of double entry bookkeeping to an introduction to computerised accounts. The course runs over two evenings per week and is classroom based from September-June. There are five competency based modules which are all assessment through examination.
The course is available to students aged 16 or over. Candidates must have achieved at least five GCSE grades 9 to 4 including Maths and English. Applicants must possess a high level of maturity - all candidates will be assessed and interviewed for a place on the course.
Throughout the course you will get to know finance. An example of some of the topics covered are shown below:
Double Entry Bookkeeping – This topic forms the basis of all accounting practices, including preparing trial balances and profit and loss reports.
Basic costing for manufacturing accounts - This topic will teach you the basis of calculating of costs associated with in industry such as manufacturing costs and labouring costs.
An Introduction to using a computerised accounting system – This topic is an introduction into the computerised accounts of Sage Line 50 which is the most recognised accountant package currently used in business.
Assessments will take place via the completion of course work and external exams.
1 year, part time evening
More important information about this course:
If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.
If you are aged 19-23 on the day your main course starts and do not have a level 2 or above qualification you may not have any fees to pay.
If you do have a level 2 or above qualification or you are aged 24 years or over and employed on the day your main course starts fees for this course are payable. However if you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group or other work related benefit and you are undertaking this qualification to find work, your fees may be paid by the Government.
If you do need to pay fees they are:
Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (25 May 2018 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually
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Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
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