1Course Overview

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate & Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping inc Assessments

Course code: AAT034

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Achieve two recognised qualifications without the stress of booking exams - all from the comfort of your own home!

As well as your AAT course materials and tutor support, this combined course includes the examination fees needed to successfully gain your AAT qualifications. 

This course will allow you to:

  • Develop a thorough foundation in bookkeeping and basic accounting practices, including the double-entry bookkeeping system
  • Gain essential skills necessary to manage a business's books effectively
  • Study double-entry bookkeeping, financial statements, VAT reporting and accounts for sole traders 
  • Develop career progression with the opportunity of progressing onto the AAT Accounting Qualification or Computerised Accounting qualifications

Ideal for those hoping to start their own business, or work in a company's finance department as well as experienced bookkeepers looking to acquire further knowledge and skills

AAT qualifications are recognised by all UK chartered and certified accountancy bodies and are widely sought after by employers. 

All course materials will be delivered to you by post, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace and in your own time. 

Achieve your dream career and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success!

20% off selected courses - Until 22nd January
2Course Content

AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2

Unit 1: Bookkeeping Transactions (GLH: 60)
  • Understanding financial transactions within a bookkeeping system
  • Processing customer transactions
  • Processing supplier transactions
  • Processing receipts and payments
  • Processing transaction 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

AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 3

Unit 1: Advanced Bookkeeping (GLH: 90)
  • Applying the principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping
  • Implementing procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets
  • Preparing and recording depreciation calculations
  • Recording period and adjustments
  • Producing and extending the trail balance
Unit 2: Final Accounts Preparation (GLH: 60)
  • Distinguishing between the financial recording and reporting requirements of different types of organisation 
  • Explaining the need for final accounts and the accounting and ethical principles underlying their preparation
  • Preparing accounting records from incomplete information
  • Producing accounts for sole traders
  • Producing accounts for partnership
  • Recognising the key differences between preparing accounts for a limited company and a sole trader
Unit 3: Indirect Tax (GLH: 60)
  • Understanding and applying VAT legislation requirements
  • Accurately completing VAT returns and submitting them in a timely manner
  • Understanding implications of errors, omissions and late filling and payment
  • Reporting VAT related information in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirement
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by five AAT computer-based assessments which are completed online at an external test centre and ten tutor-marked assessments split between the two qualifications. This provides complete flexibility and the opportunity to progress more quickly if desired. Your tutor will help you to decide when you are ready to take these.

Course Duration

This course takes approximately 295 hours to complete. You will have two years (24 months) from your enrolment date to complete your course, allowing you to work at your own pace.

Study Method

Once you enrol, you will receive all course materials by post and receive full tutor support for a year by email. Once registered with AAT you will also have online access to online resources and additional support materials, including sample assessments.

Qualification

On successful completion of your AAT exams you will receive two certificates 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.

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. 

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support by email
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College Study Pack
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE NUS Extra Card
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 if I live outside of the UK?

You are still able to study this AAT course but must take the examinations within the UK at the Irthlingborough centre as this is the only guaranteed way to access examination centres.

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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