1Course Overview

AAT Accounting Foundation Level 2 and Diploma Level 3 inc Assessment

Course code: AAT031

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This AAT Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma in Accounting inc Assessments course will introduce you to a wide range of accountancy principles, techniques and skills. These AAT qualifications can be studied from home, making it even easier for you to begin your Accountancy career.

Take a step towards becoming a fully-fledged accountant from the comfort of your own home!

This course will allow you to:

  • Achieve an accounting qualification with one of the most respected and widely-known awarding bodies in the UK and abroad
  • AAT qualifications are recognised both internationally and by all UK chartered and certified accounting bodies
  • Accountants who hold an AAT qualification are highly sought after by companies ranging from small businesses to large multinational companies
  • Accounting is a flexible profession that allows you to work either within a company or as a freelance accountant

Your course materials will be delivered to you by post or online, meaning studying couldn’t be easier! Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way through email support.

You’ll have the flexibility to work at your own pace. You can submit your coursework either by post or via email, so handling in your assignments are simple.

As well as your AAT course materials and tutor support, this package course includes the examination fees required to successfully complete your course and gain your AAT qualification.

Kickstart your accounting career and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long-term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol today!

91% AAT examination pass rate over the last 12 months

Discounts on selected courses - Until 26th March
2Course Content

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2:

 

UNIT 1: BOOKKEEPING TRANSACTIONS (GLH: 60)
  • Understand financial transactions within a bookkeeping system
  • Processing customer transactions
  • Processing supplier transactions
  • Processing receipts and payments
  • Processing transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance
UNIT 2: BOOKKEEPING CONTROLS (GLH: 45)
  • Understanding payment methods
  • Understanding controls in a bookkeeping system
  • Using control accounts
  • Using the journal
  • Reconciling a bank statement with the cash book
UNIT 3: ELEMENT OF COSTING (GLH: 45)
  • Understand an organisation’s cost recording system
  • Using a cost recording system to record or extract data
UNIT 4: WORK EFFECTIVELY IN FINANCE (GLH: 45)
  • Understanding an organisation’s finance function
  • Using numeracy, literacy and communication skills
  • Working independently or in a team to prioritise tasks and manage colleagues’ responsibilities
  • Understanding ethical values, principles and importance of confidentiality
  • Understanding and explaining benefits to organisations of sustainable values
UNIT 5: USING ACCOUNTS SOFTWARE (GLH: 45)
  • Recording and processing customer and supplier transactions
  • Recording and reconciling bank and cash transactions
  • Processing and using journals to enter accounting transactions
  • Production of reports for customer and suppliers
  • Production of a trial balance and general ledger reports

 

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3:

UNIT 1: ADVANCED BOOKKEEPING (GLH: 60)
  • Understanding accepted principles of accounting and double-entry bookkeeping
  • Understanding accounting methods of recording non-current assets
  • Accounting for purchase of non-current assets
  • Accounting for depreciation and adjustments
  • Accounting for disposal of non-current assets
  • Preparing and extending the trial balance
UNIT 2: FINAL ACCOUNTS PREPARATION (GLH: 60)
  • Understanding the process involved in preparing final accounts
  • Preparing accounting records from incomplete information
  • Producing final accounts for sole traders
  • Understanding partnerships’ legislative and accounting requirements
  • Preparing a statement of profit or loss appropriation account
  • Preparing a financial position statement relating to a partnership
UNIT 3: MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING: COSTING (GLH: 80)
  • Understanding an organisation’s costing systems
  • Recording and analysing cost information
  • Apportioning costs to organisational requirements
  • Analysing budget deviations and reporting these to management
  • Using information gathered from costing systems to assist decision making
UNIT 4: INDIRECT TAX (GLH: 60)
  • Understanding VAT regulations
  • Completing VAT returns accurately and on time
  • Understanding VAT penalties and adjust for previous errors
  • Communicating VAT information
UNIT 5: ETHICS FOR ACCOUNTING (GLH: 50)
  • Understanding principles of ethical working
  • Understanding ethical behaviour when working with internal and external customers
  • Understanding when and how to take appropriate action following suspected ethical codes breaches
  • Understanding the ethical responsibility of finance professionals in promoting sustainability
UNIT 6: SPREADSHEET FOR ACCOUNTING (GLH: 50)
  • Using a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data
  • Selecting and using appropriate formulas and data analysis tools and techniques
  • Presenting, formatting and publishing spreadsheet information
3Other Information
Assessment

Each of these courses are assessed by four unit assessments and one synoptic assessment, all of which are computer-based assessments that are taken at an external exam centre. As a result, you will complete eight unit assessments and two synoptic assessments over the period of your studies. The eight unit assessments are available on demand throughout the year while the synoptics are available at set dates throughout the year.

The assessments for this course will be taken at a centre in Irthlingborough, near Northampton. We will book these assessments for you when you feel you are ready. Please note – when booking this package, it is important to note that we are only able to book assessments at the specified centre in Irthlingborough, and you must therefore be prepared to travel to the centre to complete your assessment.

Course Duration

Together, this combined course takes approximately 490 study hours to complete (if you study over the period of one year, that's around 8 hours per week). However, you have two years to complete your course.

Study Method

Once you enrol, you will receive all course materials and Sage software by post. You will receive full tutor support for 2 years

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of your AAT exams you will receive a Certificate awarded by The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has been established for over 30 years and is a leading membership organisation for over 120,000 accounting professionals.

AAT qualifications are recognised internationally and by all UK chartered and certified accountancy bodies.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What do I need to enrol onto this course?

You must be 16 years old in order to enrol onto this course, as well as have basic mathematical skills and IT literacy. The software is provided as a download so you will need to ensure that your computer has an internet connection.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Your AAT live assessments
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support by email
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College study pack
  • FREE Sage 50 Accounts software (available via a download link)
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE NUS Extra Card
Will the Sage software work on any computer?

The Sage 50 Accounts software will only work on computers which run Windows 7 or higher, therefore Sage will not run on Windows XP. Sage software will not run on any Apple Macintosh computer. Please email us for full specification and compatibility details. The software is provided as a download so you will need to ensure that your computer has an internet connection.

Are there any additional costs?

To sit your exams, you must join AAT as a student member, which will then give you access to their resources. However, the cost of the exams are included within the price of the course. 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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To be considered for finance you need to confirm the following:

  • I am a permanent UK resident
  • I have 3 years of UK address history
  • I am currently employed or self-employed
  • With a minimum annual income of £5,000
  • I am not bankrupt or in an IVA (Individual Voluntary Agreement)
  • I have a UK bank account capable of paying direct debits
  • I have a credit or debit card

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