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The AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software is a bite-sized qualification which will give you essential practical skills in using accounting software.
It has no entry requirements, and is designed to give you real-world knowledge that you can put to use from day one. It's also a stepping stone to the full AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting, the first step to a successful career in accounting and finance.
- 97% would recommend AAT to family, friends and colleagues.
- 7/10 say that their earning potential has increased since completing their AAT qualification.
The course is accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the UK’s largest professional body for accounting technicians, so it’s internationally recognised and sought-after by employers.
It's highly flexible, so you can set your own timetable and study at your own pace. Live online classrooms during lunchtimes, evenings, and weekends make it easy to fit learning around your life. They're also recorded so if you can't make it, you can watch them back and re-watch them as many times as you need.
Plus, you’ll be supported throughout your studies by your professional AAT tutor and our excellent student support team.
As part of the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software, you'll learn the following skills:
- Set up accounting software
- Process sales and purchases transactions
- Process bank and cash transactions
- Perform period end routine tasks
- Produce reports
The course should take you around 60 hours total to complete, and is worth 6 UCAS points.
It sits on the Qualifications and Credit Framework at Level 2, or Level 5 in the Scottish system.
In order to sit your exams and receive your qualification, you'll need to pay:
- AAT Registration Fees
- AAT Annual Student Membership Fees
- AAT Exam Fees
- Exam Centre Administration Fees
ICS Learn's course advisors can fill you in on the latest AAT fee information, and advise you on how to pay them. Exam centre fees will vary depending on the centre you choose.
A year's AAT student membership can be included on your payment plan. Please note that AAT requires you to activate your membership within four weeks of enrolment.
Who is this course for?
This course is perfect for you if you want to learn how to use accounting software packages, or to gain formal recognition for skills you already use at work.
You don't need any prior experience or qualifications to enrol, but you should have reasonable numeracy and communication skills and an interest in how business works.
You must be over 19, and if English isn't your first language, you'll need an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.
The AAT Level 2 Award in Accounting Software will give you the necessary skills to work in entry-level accounting roles, such as:
- Clerical assistant
- Trainee bookkeeper
- Accounts clerk
- Finance assistant
- Accounts administrator
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