AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2
Accountancy, Business and Law
City of Newport Campus
14 September 2021
If you have any previous accountancy or finance experience, you can sit an online skills check at www.aatskillcheck.org/ to help you decide whether to start at Level 2 Certificate or Level 3 Diploma. If you feel you should start at Level 3, you’ll have an interview assessment to make sure you’re on the right level of study
In a nutshell
The course is vocational and practical and you'll develop the communication skills, IT skills and an understanding of the business environment needed to work in junior and entry-level accounting roles.
This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education , and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.
This Level 2 course is part-funded, so the cost for students is reduced.
On successful completion of this course, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Please see information on progression below.
Please note: classroom attendance is fortnightly Wed 5.30pm -8.30pm
This course is for you if...
…a job as an accounts administrator, accounts assistant, accounts payable clerk, purchases/sales ledger clerk, trainee accounting technician or trainee finance assistant
…a career in accountancy or finance
…anyone wanting to progress onto degree level studies in Business
What will I be doing?
This qualification covers a range of accounting tasks. It’ll give you a solid foundation of finance administration, covering areas such as double-entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software.. You will also gain software skills through spreadsheet training for accounting.
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting. you can progress to Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting and then to the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting. These may give you exemptions from the foundation stage exams of the UK Chartered Accountancy bodies (ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW); alternatively, you could study for a Foundation Degree in Business or for a Full Degree.
Units of Study
This course covers five units:
- Bookkeeping Transactions
- Bookkeeping Controls
- Working Effectively in Finance
- Element of Costing
- Using Accounting Software
Each unit is assessed through computer-based exams and a synoptic assessment, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification
You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.
Study Method – Online and On Campus
We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model.
Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 4-5 hours studying independently online each week.
On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.
Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place or if the college has to close. Regular ‘On Campus’ lessons are replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher levels of the AAT Accounting Qualification (Level 3 and then on to Level 4). Under the National Skills Fund initiative, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of your Level 3 study. Please ask for more information.
To study this qualification you’ll need to join the AAT as a student member, which currently costs approximately £140.00.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team
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