What is the course about?
The AAT accounting qualification gives the learner the opportunity to gain the theoretical knowledge and practical accounting skills at level 2 needed to carry out aspects of an accountancy job related role.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
A level 1 qualification in English and Maths is the minimum requirement along with good IT skills, or assessment results and College interview. Ideally you will have completed AAT Level 1, first as this will give you an advantage on this course. You are encouraged to undertake a one day a week work placement.
What topics does the course cover?
The course will give successful students the skill and knowledge to work competently in a finance, accounting or book-keeping role as well as the opportunity to progress your studies. The course covers the following areas: Processing bookkeeping transactions, Basic Costing, Work Effectiveness in Accounting and Finance, Computerised Accounting (Sage), Control accounts, journals and banking systems.
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be required to attend college once per week, and you will be taught in computer rooms. Assessment on this course is by means of Computer-based examinations (6) which are staged throughout the course.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
You need to provide your own folder and pens. The most appropriate books recommended for this course will be discussed in the first lesson. The buying of the books is the learners responsibility.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
You could work as an Accounting Junior or Assistant Book-keeper, or in similar roles.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
Following successful completion of the Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, your progression will normally be to the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. However, entry to the higher level of this course is not automatic and you may be asked to sit further selection tests before progressing.