The AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping course is the first step towards a successful accounting and finance career. The short term nature of this course ensures the quick training of candidates, making it perfect for developing your accounting and finance team.
It’s focused on providing practical, real-world knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting that can be put to use from day one.
It’ll supply a firm grounding in bookkeeping essentials, such as processing transactions through ledgers and trial balance, understanding bookkeeping controls, and reconciling statements.
On completion, students will be well prepared for entry-level bookkeeping roles and further study - and the flexible nature of online learning means studying can conveniently fit around work and other commitments.
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The AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is a short online course which provides essential bookkeeping skills, including double-entry bookkeeping and Trial Balance standard.
The study materials have been specially designed for online learning by AAT and distance learning experts, and they’re split into bite-sized sections so they’re easy to follow from home.
It's highly flexible - live online classrooms during lunchtimes, evenings, and weekends make it easy to fit learning around work commitments. They're also recorded so they can be watched and re-watched as many times as needed.
It should take around 160 hours to complete.
The AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping contains the following modules:
- Bookkeeping transactions
- Bookkeeping controls
Students will be supported by their personal AAT tutor. As well as being AAT experts and professional accountants, all our tutors are specialists in distance learning. Our student support coordinators are also on hand to help delegates navigate course materials and any technical issues that may arise.
The course is accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the UK’s largest professional body for accounting technicians. AAT qualifications are the gold standard in practical accounting - they train over 70,000 people around the world each year, and award more than 90% of all vocational accounting qualifications.
The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookeeping (AQ2016 Syllabus) is worth 16 UCAS credits. It sits on the Qualifications and Credit Framework at Level 2, or Level 5 in the Scottish system.
To sit exams and receive qualifications, the following will need to be paid:
- AAT Registration Fees
- AAT Annual Student Membership Fees (can be included in payment plans)
- AAT Exam Fees
- Exam Centre Administration Fees
Our course advisors can fill you in on the latest AAT fee information, and advise on how to pay them. Exam centre fees will vary depending on the centre chosen.
Who is this course for?
The AAT Foundation Bookkeeping course is ideal for team members wishing to gain preliminary accounting experience. It'll qualify students for a number of bookkeeping and accountancy jobs and provide progression to AAT study at higher levels.
This course is perfect for those:
- Just starting out in a bookkeeping career
- Wishing to excel in an entry-level bookkeeping role
- Aiming to progress to higher levels of AAT study
- Requiring a firm foundation of bookkeeping knowledge
This course requires no prior qualifications, however, candidates should have reasonable numeracy and communication skills and an interest in business and finance.
Students wishing to enrol on this course must be 19 years or older with proficiency in the English language or an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.
The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping will prepare employees to succeed in entry-level bookkeeping and accounts roles, such as:
- Accounts Administrator
- Accounts Clerk
- Clerical Assistant
- Trainee Bookkeeper
- Finance Assistant
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