1Course Overview

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 inc Assessment

Course code: AAT027

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Kickstart your accounting career by studying towards an accredited, industry recognised AAT qualification in accounting.

This course focuses on a range of basic accounting practices and techniques. It is ideal if you are new to accountancy, or if you already have some experience of working in finance and are keen to develop your career.

  • 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!

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2Course Content
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
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by four unit assessments and one synoptic assessment, all of which are computer-based assessments that take place 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. 

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

This course takes approximately 240 study hours to complete. Students have one year to complete the course from the date of enrolment.

Study Method

Once you enrol, you will receive all course materials. We will send an email with a link to download the free Sage software. You will receive full tutor support via email for a year.

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

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. The free software is provided as a download so you will need to ensure that you have 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 (downloadable via a link we'll send by email)
  • 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 free software is provided as a download so you will need to ensure that you have 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?

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.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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