AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Online and On Campus)

Level 1 Diploma
Course Overview

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation course is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills. If you are keen to start to work in accountancy and financial management, our Level 2 course will introduce you to the basics of the industry. You will have weekly sessions on site as well as online resources to support your learning for the day time classes.

We appreciate that the pace of everyday life is getting faster, which is why we’ve looked for new ways of teaching – ways that make it easier to study alongside work and life commitments.
This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education , and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.

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.

Further Details

Course Location

Stockport College

Age

Adult

Course Duration

Part-Time - 1 Year

Department

Accounting & Finance

You must be aged 19+. You will be asked to complete an initial assessment to ensure your numeracy and literacy skills are sufficient to do well on the course. You should be working towards a minimum of level 1 for both Maths and English to commence the programme.

Our range of professional courses offers the best of both worlds, requiring less time in college than traditional classroom-only courses, and allowing learners to choose how, when and where they want to study.

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.

Bookkeeping Transactions
Bookkeeping Controls
Elements of Costing
Using Accounting Software
Foundation Synoptic Assessment

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 a member of college staff for more information.



The roles you are qualified to perform after completing this qualification include:

Accounts Administrator
Account Assistant
Accounts Payable Clerk
Bookkeeper
Payroll Administrator
Payroll Officer
Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
Tax Assistant
Trainee Accounts Technician

Examinations per unit

£873

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. This course also includes the AAT Assessment costs (£240). Fees are due at enrolment. You are required to register with the AAT. Membership costs are currently approximately £105 per annum; plus a £48 admin fee paid only on initial registration.


For further details please contact Course Enquiries on 0161 886 7070

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