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aat foundation certificate in BOOKKEEPING (Level 2)

Duration

3 Months (£546)

 

Course overview

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping provides an entry point for anyone wishing to start a career in accountancy or finance. It may also support career progression for those already in employment by formally recognising their skills in manual bookkeeping.

 

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.

 

This Level 2 course is part-funded, so the cost for students is reduced.

 

Please note: classroom attendance is fortnightly.

Course content

Manual bookkeeping underpins all accountancy and finance roles. Studying the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping helps students to develop a strong foundation of bookkeeping knowledge and skills needed to work in accountancy and finance or to go on to study higher-level bookkeeping or accountancy. Students completing this qualification will be able to confidently carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks.

 

 

 

UNITS OF STUDY

You will need to complete two mandatory units, which an exam for both will need to be passed to complete the course.

  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Bookkeeping Transactions

 

A student completing this qualification will develop practical accountancy skills in the double-entry bookkeeping system and in using associated documents and processes. Students will be able to check transactions for accuracy, make entries in appropriate books and ledgers, and calculate sales invoices and credit notes. They will also cover more complex Foundation level bookkeeping procedures, including dealing with VAT, reconciliation and trial balances, and will develop their understanding of the relationship between the various accounting records.

 

Course delivery – online and on campus

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our Online and On Campus model.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. We recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths – Online assessments for these will take place.

  • Learners must have access to a PC/ Laptop

FURTHER STUDY

The skills developed by studying this qualification will enable a student to seek employment with confidence and/or to progress to the next level of learning.

 

A student completing this qualification will develop the underpinning skills required in all accountancy and finance roles. They will use bookkeeping skills to confidently perform accounting transactions and understand how to process financial information in accordance with set procedures and schedules. The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping can lead to further study in bookkeeping or accountancy or to employment as:

  • A clerical assistant
  • A trainee bookkeeper
  • An accounts clerk
  • A finance assistant
  • An accounts administrator

 

DATES

21 September 2021 – 9.30AM – 12.30PM, every Tuesday

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Our online AAT Information Sessions, provide further course information and the chance to discuss your career progression.

 

The sessions include a presentation by the Programme Manager providing insight into the learning programme; you’ll have the opportunity to speak to the course tutors at the end of the session.

 

Register your interest by sending your details to aat@nhc.ac.uk.

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