AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

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Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) - Accounting Technician Qualification (QCF)

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is an internationally recognised qualifications that are based on practical, real-world accounting knowledge you can put to use from day one. The AAT qualification is recognised and respected by employers providing students with excellent and secure career prospects for both employment and self employment.

You do not require any previous qualifications or work experience to begin the AAT course and on completion you will be equipped to work in any area of finance and enjoy a varied and challenging role. You will finally be one of the lucky ones that can hones…

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Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) - Accounting Technician Qualification (QCF)

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is an internationally recognised qualifications that are based on practical, real-world accounting knowledge you can put to use from day one. The AAT qualification is recognised and respected by employers providing students with excellent and secure career prospects for both employment and self employment.

You do not require any previous qualifications or work experience to begin the AAT course and on completion you will be equipped to work in any area of finance and enjoy a varied and challenging role. You will finally be one of the lucky ones that can honestly say “I look forward to going to work on Monday morning!”

If you have work experience or qualifications within manual bookkeeping there may an option to claim exemption from the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting and start at AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

The AAT Accounting Qualification QCF consists of three levels:

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting - Home study / Distance learning

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting covers a range of basic accounting from costing and double-entry bookkeeping to computerised accounting. It’s Ideal if you’re new to working in finance or you’re looking to expand and develop your knowledge and skills.

Students learn processes relevant to finance administrators, including double entry bookkeeping; accounting systems; purchase, sales and general ledgers.

Processing bookkeeping transactionsComputer based test

  • Understand the principles of processing financial transactions.
  • Understand the double entry bookkeeping system.
  • Understand discounts.
  • Prepare and process financial documentation for customers.
  • Process supplier invoices and credit notes and calculate payments.
  • Maintain the cash-book.
  • Maintain petty cash records.
  • Process ledger transactions and extract a trial balance.

Control accounts, journals and the banking systemComputer based test

  • Understand the purpose and use of control accounts and journals.
  • Maintain and use control accounts.
  • Maintain and use the journal.
  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book.
  • Understand the banking process.
  • Understand retention and storage requirements relating to banking documents.

Basic costingComputer based test

  • Understand the cost recording system within an organisation.
  • Be able to use the cost recording system to record or extract data.
  • Be able to use spreadsheets to provide information on actual and budgeted income and expenditure.

Work effectively in accounting  financeWorkplace evidence or Computer based test

  • Understand the accounting or payroll function within an organisation.
  • Be able to use a range of communication skills.
  • Work independently or as part of a team.
  • Develop skills and knowledge to meet personal and organisational needs.
  • Understand ethical values and principles.
  • Understand sustainable values.

Computerised accountingWorkplace evidence or Computer Based Project

  • Accounting records.
  • Enter accounting transactions.
  • Perform a bank reconciliation.
  • Correct errors.
  • Produce a range of reports.
  • Maintain the security of accounting information using passwords and backup routines.
  • Premier Training is very excited to launch our new students online personal Premier Training Account (MyPTA). Everything a student needs to study is right at their fingertips such as:
    • Tutor and course advisor contact details
    • Study books online
    • Personal timetable
    • Access to online assignments
    • Revision tools, help guides and extra e-learning tests
    • Updates and news
    • Important information such as your AAT registration and student ID numbers

    With this new resource students can fast track their AAT course effectively. Each student will be provided with their personal login username and password upon enrolment and can start studying within an hour of enrolling!

    Premier Training will provide each student with:

    • Experienced and qualified personal tutors with instant and direct access during opening times
    • Personal course advisor for extra guidance and support
    • All the study manuals specifically covering the syllabus of the AAT qualification (both online and delivered to your home)
    • Work books for selected units with varied practice activities for revision and exam success
    • Answers to the workbook activities
    • Wise Guides to reinforce your learning and to help you prepare for the online assessment concentrating on the specific areas of difficulty (for selected units on AAT level 2 only)
    • Three online assignments and one mock exam per unit promptly marked by the tutors and comprehensive tutor feedback provided
    • Extra 20 interactive online tests per unit
    • Supplementary questions written by the tutor if required
    • You will also have your own MyPTA containing revision tools, guidance notes, study aids and audio presentations
    • Sage Instant Accounts* accompanied with the Sage study work books and the option to sit an online exam with Sage and gain Sage Certification (for AAT level 2 only)
    • Quick Step Guide with clear and concise step by step instructions to guide you through each step of the way through the course
    • Personal timetable to structure your whole course work for you keeping you motivated and on track so you simply follow the order of the dates
    • Assessment and Examinations
      The course is assessed mainly by means of a series of Computer Based Assessments. These can be completed at any time during the year and there are AAT approved assessment centres available throughout the UK.

      How to book assessments:

      • Complete the practice exam to a good standard
      • Make sure you feel confident and prepared to sit the exam
      • Log into your MyAAT account (you will be given details of how to do this once you register with the AAT)
      • Click in the search facility ‘Find an assessment centre in the UK’
      • Simply contact the nearest assessment centre and book your exam date and time
      • Course Fees AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Including Sage Accounts)£615AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting£649AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting£699Postage & Packaging (Per level)£17Postage & Packaging (per level) Overseas£49

        *Please note the overseas P&P of £49 is a quote and we will confirm the final amount of P&P due when the delivery address has been confirmed.

        The AAT course fee and P&P can be paid by four equal monthly instalments at no extra charge and the first instalment will get you started immediately (UK students only).

        Additional fees to remember

        Please note that in order to achieve the AAT qualification you will need to join the AAT as a student member. The following items are not included in your course fees:

        AAT Admission Fee £39.00     AAT Annual Subscription £84.00           Examination fees*:     AAT Level 2 Certificate Fees vary between approximately £45-£65 per exam AAT Level 3 Diploma Fees vary between approximately £45-£65 per exam AAT Level 4 Diploma Fees vary between approximately £45-£65 per exam   *Exam fees vary depending on the exam centre.

        Reference Books
        For extra reading, AAT students are advised to purchase Frank Wood’s ‘Business Accounting’ Volume 1 (£37.99) and Volume 2 (£38.99).  Both books can be purchased from Premier Training by telephoning the office on 01469 515444. Students should consult with Premier Training to ensure that they have the correct edition!

         

      In the unlikely event you fail your exam you will be able to try again on payment of another exam fee with the centre. Premier Training will continue to support you at no further cost for the duration of the course. On completion of each level you will be presented with a certificate from the AAT .

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