Accounting Level 2 Certificate (AAT)

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This course is perfect if you’ve completed AAT Access our Level 1 Award in Accounting. Are you interested in a career in accounting? Do you like working with figures? If so, then this course is for you.

The AAT Level 2 course is the first level of the AAT Technician qualification. Gaining an accounting qualification with the AAT will open up the doors to a variety of careers within accounting and finance. It will demonstrate to potential employers that you have the practical skills and business knowledge necessary to work in a financial environment. It will also provide you with a professionally recognised and highly respected accounting qualification

The programme usually takes 32 weeks …

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Didn't find what you were looking for? See also: Accounting Technicians (AAT & CAT), Accounting, Bookkeeping, Budgeting, and Computerised Bookkeeping.

This course is perfect if you’ve completed AAT Access our Level 1 Award in Accounting. Are you interested in a career in accounting? Do you like working with figures? If so, then this course is for you.

The AAT Level 2 course is the first level of the AAT Technician qualification. Gaining an accounting qualification with the AAT will open up the doors to a variety of careers within accounting and finance. It will demonstrate to potential employers that you have the practical skills and business knowledge necessary to work in a financial environment. It will also provide you with a professionally recognised and highly respected accounting qualification

The programme usually takes 32 weeks to complete and learners attend 32 x three hour workshops and two tutorials.

Units at Level 2 include:
- Basic Accounting I (Principles and procedures related to processing business transactions financial documents and payments for customers and suppliers
- Developing skills in processing ledger transactions and preparing an initial trial balance.)
- Basic Accounting II (Maintenance and reconciliation of a cash book by accurately entering receipts and payments balancing off the book and reconciling with bank statements
- Knowledge and understanding of the UK banking system and related organisational activities
- Petty cash transactions and the importance of the Journal as a primary accounting record
- Maintaining control over debtors and creditors aided by preparation and use of debtor and creditor control accounts
- Non-standard bookkeeping transactions and double-entry bookkeeping records
- Work effectively in accounting and finance (Developing transferable skills and effective working in an accounting environment)
- Teamwork skills and the ability to work independently
- Demonstrating workplace-ready standards of literacy and numeracy
- Basic costing (Cost recording systems within an organisation and how best to respond to requests for information relating to costs and expenditure/ Recording and extracting information and using a costing system to provide information for management)
- Computerised accounting (Selecting and using computerised accounting or bookkeeping software to input and process data for orders invoices receipts and payments/Preparing management and period-end reports).

Your learning will take place via some of the following methods:

Teaching: lectures, presentations, Moodle, Google Drive, podcasts, workshops, homework tutorials.

Assessment methods: you will undertake an online exam in each unit which is assessed against the AAT criteria.

Learning: individual work, research, pair and group working, flipped learning.

The programme covers a range of basic accounting practices and techniques 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 foundation knowledge and skills.

College policy is to recruit with integrity and therefore all applicants undertake an initial assessment and interview before being accepted onto the qualification. A minimum of 4 GCSEs (D or above) including English or successful completion of a Level 1 course with Functional Skills Maths and English are required. Applicants who do not meet these entry requirements will be assessed on an individual basis.

On successful completion of a Level 2 qualification in Accounting a number of progression opportunities become available including enhancing your professional status by upgrading your AAT membership and progressing to other qualifications at the next level (e.g. from Level 2 AAT to Level 3 AAT).

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