The AAT Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 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 the steps towards becoming a fully-fledged accountant from the comfort of your own home!
This course will allow you to:
Study for one of the most widely known and respected accountancy qualifications in the UK and abroad
AAT qualifications are recognised internationally and by all UK chartered and certified accountancy bodies
AAT qualified accountants are highly sought after by small businesses and large multinational companies
Join a flexible profession that allows you to work either within a company or as a freelance accountant
All course materials will be delivered to you by post or online, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way through email support
You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.
Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!
So why not study one of the most widely known and respected accountancy qualifications in the UK and abroad, with this course? This is your path to success...
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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
Both 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. The four unit assessments are available on demand throughout the year while the synoptic are available at set dates throughout the year.
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.
Once you enrol, you will receive all course materials and Sage software by post. You will receive full tutor support for 2 years.
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.
course questions & answers
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. In addition, the software is provided on a disk so you will need to ensure that your computer or laptop is compatible with this.
What is included in the cost of my course?
Comprehensive study guide
Dedicated personal tutor support by email
Dedicated student support
Assignment marking and feedback
Exclusive Open Study College Pen
Student study planner
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FREE Sage 50 Accounts software (Available in disk format only)
FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
FREE CV writing service
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. Also, the software is provided on a disk so you will need to ensure that your computer or laptop is compatible with this.
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. It is your own responsibility to pay for your student membership and exam fees, which are both payable to AAT. You will also need to pay your assessment centre fee’s, which will be paid directly to them.
We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.
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