The AAT qualification provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to work in an accounting environment, and is the ideal qualification for anyone wanting to work as an accounting technician. The requirements of this course are based on nationally agreed standards of competence. The education and training scheme is designed to provide the maximum flexibility to suit people from a wide range of circumstances and with diverse backgrounds. This course is ideally suited for those who already have a basic knowledge of the accounting environment, either through previous study or through practical experience.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Units of study:, Bookkeeping Transactions, Bookkeeping Controls, Elements of Costing, Working Effectively in Finance and Using Accounting Software
HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?
Classes will be taught by experienced professionals through a range of classroom activities designed to apply your learning to real life situations. This course is also available via distance learning where tutor support will be available via email/telephone at prearranged times. You will be required to attend the College for examinations and skills tests.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
You will be assessed via AAT online examinations. There are end of unit assessments for each unit apart from Working Effectively in Finance and a final synoptic assessment which will cover all units apart from Using Accounting Software.
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
The Level 2 Certificate provides a platform to progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting: this is subject to the agreement of your tutor and an interview (where necessary). Qualifying with the AAT will boost your career prospects, improve earning potential and assist personal development.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
You will have the option of studying during the day time or two evenings per week. This course is available both with a September and January start date and via distance learning. You will be required to purchase textbooks and workbooks (10 in total) for this course. You will also have to register as a student member of the AAT and pay the relevant registration and membership fees. Distance Learning also available – call the Advice Centre for more information.
All candidates who apply will be interviewed by a member of the AAT team to assess their suitability for entry onto the programme. Maths and English GCSE Grade D or equivalent (Functional Skills Level 1) is essential.