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AAT AccountingLevel 2 Certificate

This is the ideal course if you want to train towards becoming a qualified accountant in just three years. This first year course gives you a solid understanding of basic finance and accounting principles in accounting and bookkeeping and is a stepping stone towards the following years' studies on AAT Level 3 (equivalent to 2 A Levels).

Course details

Overview

This level 2 course is the first year of two years of study and leads onto our full-time level 3 programme. Successful completion of this course could also lead on to an apprenticeship.  After the second year and successful completion of the level 3, you can apply to become an AAT Qualified bookkeeper and can seek private accounting work, full-time employment as an accounts assistant or continue your studies in accounting at university.

What's covered?

Book-keeping transactions – covering:

  • Recording income and receipts
  • Making and recording payments
  • Preparing ledger balances and an initial trial balance


Book-keeping controls – covering:

  • Maintaining control of the cash book, petty cash and journals day books
  • Banking procedures
  • Maintaining control accounts


Element of costing – covering:

  • Basic principles of costing
  • Providing basic cost and revenue information

Using Accounting Software – covering:

  • Processing transactions using SAGE software
  • Producing a variety of reports

Working effectively in finance – covering:

  • GDPR 
  • Health & Safety
  • Time management skills
  • Business writing

How will my work be assessed?

  • Three external computer-based unit assessments, set by the AAT, completed online and marked online immediately, with results accessible through your MyAAT account within 30 mins
  • One external synoptic assessment covering all aspects of the course, except 'Using Accounting Software', set by the AAT and marked externally by qualified assessors, with results available after six weeks
  • One external computer-based project (using accounting software), set by the AAT and marked externally by qualified assessors, with results available after six weeks

What can I do after this?

  • Progress to the AAT Level 3 Full-time 16-18’s (Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3)
  • Find a placement on a Level 3 apprenticeship

Four GCSE’s grade 4 or above - with a minimum of one of the two core subjects: English or Maths the other at grade 3
Alternatively you can gain entry via

  • Progression from a level 1 course with minimum of 1 of the core subjects at grade 4 and the other at grade 3
  • Progression from a level 2 course with minimum of 1 of the core subjects at grade 4 and the other at grade 3
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  • Venue Southend Campus
  • Starts Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Attendance Full time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Provision School leavers
  • Cost Free
  • Cost details There are no course costs but additional resources will be required: • Course Books from Osborne books – 10 books in total cost £94.25 • Large ring binder £5.00 • Plastic sleeves (100 – for handing in work for marking & feedback) £5.00 • Dividers for keeping work organised £1.00 • Pens and pencils, rubber, ruler total £4.00) • Calculator with large buttons (not programmable) ie Casio MS-8S Semi Desk Calculator £6.99 (Prices for all stationery taken from Rymans online)
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  • Venue Thurrock Campus
  • Starts Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Attendance Full time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Provision School leavers
  • Cost Free
  • Cost details There are no course costs but additional resources will be required: • Course Books from Osborne books – 10 books in total cost £94.25 • Large ring binder £5.00 • Plastic sleeves (100 – for handing in work for marking & feedback) £5.00 • Dividers for keeping work organised £1.00 • Pens and pencils, rubber, ruler total £4.00) • Calculator with large buttons (not programmable) ie Casio MS-8S Semi Desk Calculator £6.99 (Prices for all stationery taken from Rymans online)
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