AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting and Finance

Industry Certified • Level 2

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting and Finance

Industry Certified • Level 2

Type of LearningAdult Learning

Course CodeA5465

Study ModePart Time

DurationThis course lasts for 35 weeks.

Awarded ByThis course is awarded by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

Location ByBurnley College



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About the course

This pre-advanced course is for those who are either working in an accounting or finance environment, or for those who are looking to move into this sector by learning about basic costing, computerised bookkeeping - processing and control, banking systems and using accounting software. 
Upon completion of this course, you could progress onto further study with our Advanced Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting or you could progress within industry, working as an Accounts Administrator, Accounts Assistant, Trainee Finance Assistant, Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk.
We work with a number of local employers who support a number of learners on this course including Fort Vale, Exertis, and independent Chartered Accountants.
On this pre-advanced course, you will be assessed through four external examinations which cover each of the core topics and one final synoptic assessment where you will bring all of your knowledge from this course together. These assessments will prepare you for further study at advanced level or for a role within industry.

Start Date/s

13/09/2021

Entry requirements

You should possess good numeracy and literacy skills; ideally having achieved a grade A-C or 9-4 or functional skills level 2 in these areas. You will participate in an interview/assessment which will determine your skills and suitability of this course.

Modules

On this pre-advanced course, you will study basic costing, computerised bookkeeping, working effectively in accounting and finance, processing bookkeeping transactions, and control accounts journals and banking systems.

Assessment

You will complete knowledge check assessments with your tutor at numerous points throughout your course to ensure you're ready to progress with your external exams. You will be formally assessed through four external examinations which cover each of the core topics and one final synoptic assessment where you will bring all of your knowledge from this course together. These assessments will prepare you for further study at advanced level or for a role within industry. You will have at least one additional attempt for each formal assessment. However, you may be subject to an additional charge for this.

Careers & Progression

Accounts Administrator earning up to £21,000 Accounts Assistant earning up to £22,500 Accounts Payable Clerk earning up to £21,500 Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk earning up to £30,000 Trainee Accounting Technician earning up to £22,000 Trainee Finance Assistant earning up to £22,500

Additional Details

Equipment Supplied

We will provide you with your AAT membership and entry to your initial exams. You will also have access to outstanding classroom facilities which boast comfortable and spacious rooms with access to the digital software for this course.

Extra curricular activities

Students are encouraged to discuss what their roles and responsibilities are in the workplace, in order to tailor the learning in accordance to both the students needs and the employers needs. This allows employees to be fully equipped to handle the demands of their employer and also have the necessary competence to carry out their role successfully. In addition, students are usually amongst others with various backgrounds, with some students working in a Financial Accounting roles, whereas others working in a Management Accounting role. Having this mixture of students enhances the learning experience for all and ensures learning goes beyond the content of the course.


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