Who is the course for?
The AAT is the world’s leading professional membership body for accounting technicians, with over 100,000 members worldwide. The AAT is the UK’s largest awarding body of skills-based qualifications in accounting. The Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (AAT) is a practical introductory course for students working or planning to work in accounts related jobs.
What will I study?
This is a practical course and includes learning how to:
- Manually prepare sales invoices and credit notes.
- Compile customer statements manually and using computer systems.
- Prepare incoming documentation for businesses including goods received information and purchase invoices.
- Complete exercises involving bank statements and their relationship with the manual accounting records.
- Reconcile information between different parts of accounting systems and complete the initial trial balance.
- As an introduction to cost accounting, you will also study the elements that make up the costs in businesses.
- Use a computerised accounting system
- Work effectively and professional ethics in the accounting role
The Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (AAT) includes five learning areas:
- PBKT – Processing bookkeeping transactions
- CJBS – Control accounts, journals and the banking systems
- BCST – Basic costing
- CPAG – Computerised accounting
- WKAF – Work effectively in accounting and finance
An additional unit is required for Modern Apprentice students: PEAF Professional ethics in accounting and finance. This is a module which must be achieved at level 3 for all students.
How will the course be delivered?
The course will be held at the University Centre on the main campus in Blackburn.
Course Entry Criteria
The AAT Accounting Qualification is open-access, and therefore no prior learning or experience is required. However, you will need a good level of numeracy and English language skills. The AAT website includes a skills check to guide students.
The AAT website includes a skills check to guide students and is found at: www.aatskillcheck.org. Prospective students should review this diagnostic test when applying to join the course. (You will need to register your name and details before completing the check. The skills check comprises 30 questions to help you to decide whether you should study at Level 2 or Level 3).
If you have been declared bankrupt or have had an IVA at any time this may affect your eligibility for AAT membership, please contact the AAT for further clarification.. It is also preferred that students be in employment in a role appertaining to the qualification.
The college operates a no refunds policy as detailed below. Cancellations and transfer requests are subject to the following conditions:
• More than 4 weeks notice – no charge
• 4 weeks notice – 30% of the cost
• 2-3 weeks notice – 50% of the cost
• 1-2 weeks notice – 75% of the cost
• Less than 1 weeks notice – 100% of the cost
All cancellations must be made in writing and are subject to a £10 administration charge. The full fee’s policy is available on request.
What will I get at the end of the course?
Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
What can I do next?
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
How much does it cost?
Full Payment Option: The course fee is £680.00 (excluding registration and text book fees).
Apprenticeships: Some students may be eligible to undertake the AAT qualification through the funded apprenticeship route. There are no specific entry requirements, however if you need to develop your literacy and numeracy skills, as part of the qualification you can obtain Key Skills in Application of Number (Maths) and Communication & literacy skills (English). You should also be in permanent employment, working at least 16 hrs+ and have a qualification no higher than a Level 4 (HNC/HND/Degree) and in a job role relevant to the qualification. If you have grade A-C in Maths and English then you may be exempt for some elements of Key Skills.
(Prices/funding are subject to change).
The duration of the course is one year and is due to be delivered in our University Centre Building. The next available dates are:
Mondays 10th February – 30th June 2014 (9am – 1pm)
(Break for the summer) return
Mondays 15th September 2014 – 12th January 2015 (9am – 1pm)