Accounting

Accounting

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance. The purpose of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is to offer grounding in the core accounting knowledge and skills needed to progress either to employment or to further study. This qualification is suitable for young people who have just left school as well as for adults returning to work after a break or for anyone wishing to change career.

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Accountancy
  • Qualification Foundation Certificate
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Location Bradninch Court
  • Course Length 36 weeks
  • Start Date See below
  • End Date See below
  • Day Various
  • Times Various
  • Fee £995.00
  • Reduced Fee £80.00
  • Course Code P2PCACE0/9/A
Overview

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance. The purpose of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is to offer grounding in the core accounting knowledge and skills needed to progress either to employment or to further study. This qualification is suitable for young people who have just left school as well as for adults returning to work after a break or for anyone wishing to change career. The Foundation Certificate is open to those who are working and those who are not currently in employment. This qualification could also help someone who is already working in an entry-level finance role to progress in their career by offering them development and formal recognition of their skills.

DAY START END TIMES LOCATION
Tuesday 10-Sep-19 30-Jun-20 09:30 – 16:30 Bradninch Court
Friday  18-Apr-20 26-Mar-21 09:30 – 16:30 Bradninch Court
Thursday 12-Sep-19 02-Jul-20 17:30 – 20:30 Bradninch Court

What topics will I study?

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting covers a range of foundation accounting and finance skills in five mandatory units:

• Bookkeeping Transactions
• Bookkeeping Controls
• Elements of Costing
• Using Accounting Software
• Work Effectively in Finance

A learner completing this qualification will develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers. Students will learn to use accounting software and to develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace. Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and an understanding of the business environment, all of which are covered by this qualification.

Next steps: 

The accountancy skills developed by studying this qualification will enable a student to seek employment with confidence and/or to progress to the next level of learning. Completing this qualification will develop skills in double-entry bookkeeping and will understand how to use journals, control accounts and a trial balance. Students will also learn how to use an accounting software package, how to process financial information in accordance with company procedures and schedules, and how to provide information to colleagues, suppliers and/or customers as required.

The finance, accountancy, business and communications skills developed in the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting can lead to employment as:

• an accounts administrator
• an accounts assistant
• an accounts payable clerk
• a purchase/sales ledger clerk
• a trainee accounting technician
• a trainee finance assistant

The accountancy and finance knowledge developed in this qualification are required for the higher-level accountancy and financial skills developed in the AAT Advanced (level 3) and Professional Accounting (level 4) Qualifications.

 

Entry Requirements

The AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping. However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and Maths (an initial assessment is required unless the applicant has passed the AAT Level 1 in Bookkeeping or the AAT Level 2 in Bookkeeping.)

Facilities

You will study at Bradninch House and have access to the college’s Learning Resource Centres.

Additional Costs

AAT membership for 12 months costs approximately £140.

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