This course is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance. The purpose of the course is to give students an understanding of the basic accounting skills. Upon completion of the course students will have developed their knowledge of double entry bookkeeping and the basics of costing. Students will learn how a manual bookkeeping system operates and the basics of operating a computerised accounting system. This gives students the basic knowledge they would need to progress to AAT Advanced and professional qualifications.
What will I study?
Level 2 Certificate in Accounting covers a wide range of accounting skills, as well as accountancy-related business skills and personal skills.
This qualification comprises of four mandatory units:
? Introduction to Bookkeeping o You will learn the basic principles that underpin double-entry bookkeeping. ? Principles of Bookkeeping Controls o You will build on the knowledge from Introduction to Bookkeeping and work with control accounts, journals and reconciliations. ? Principles of Costing o You will learn the basic principles of costing and its importance in planning, decision making and control. ? The Business Environment o You will gather knowledge and understanding of key business concepts, the legal system, and principles of contract law. You will also be introduced to AAT ethics.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for anyone wishing to change career or further their knowledge of accounting. It is open to those working in accounting roles or people that are not currently employed.
How is the course assessed?
The units are externally assessed via computer-based exams. First three units are assessed individually in end-of-unit assessments. The Business Environment is examined under the Synoptic assessment which assesses knowledge from all units.
On successful completion of Level 2 you will be awarded an overall grade (Distinction, Merit, and Pass)
There is also regular homework that is used to assess student progress. Your Study Programme (AD)
AAT Level 2 is offered as either a fast-track course where you attend two days a week and complete the course between either September and January or January and June. It is also offered over two evenings between 6pm and 9pm running from September until June.
You do not need any special materials you just need to bring a pen, paper and a calculator the use of a mobile phone as a calculator will not be permitted. You will be required to register as student member of the AAT as part of the course. You have the option to purchase textbooks as a study aid through an approved publisher at a discounted rate.
Progression and Career Opportunities
After successful completion of this course you could progress to the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting if you achieve a Merit grade or above.
Entry Requirements for new students
- Four GCSEs at grade D (3) or above
Specific requirements for this course:
- Completion of the Level 1 programme or relevant work experience in accounting. You may be required to sit an entrance test.
You will be required to attend an interview any may have to complete an entrance test