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AAT Accounting Level 2 and 3

Course Code: AAT011

Course Overview

Short Description: 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 with telephone and 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...

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course 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
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    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

Other Information

  • Assessment:

    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.

    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.

    Qualification:

    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 skills do I need to enrol onto this course?

You will need to have basic mathematical skills and IT literacy. In addition you must be 20 years or older to enrol on this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support by email
  • Dedicated personal tutor support by telephone (available 4 days a week)
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE Sage 50 Accounts software
  • 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.

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.

Benefits and fees can be found on the AAT website.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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