AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Course Code: AC2CE
Learning Aim Code: 60069090
Full-time / Part-time: Part-time
Duration: Two days per week for four month, one day per week for seven months, or one evening per week for 10 months
Campus: Wellington Road campus

Is this the right course for me?

Do you like working with figures?

Are you interested in a career in accounting?

Do you already work in an accountancy role and want to improve your skills and career prospects?

Are you aged 19 or over?

AAT accountancy courses will give you the practical, internationally-recognised finance and accountancy skills that employers want, can open doors for you in the industry and will give you membership to a highly respected international professional body of accountants which has over 120,000 members worldwide.

If you have some knowledge of accounting or already work in an accountancy role, the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting will develop your skills in finance administration: double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and purchase, sales and general ledgers.

You will learn the basics of accounting, including double-entry book-keeping, balancing off ledger accounts, preparing a trial balance and how to code and present financial information for management use, as well as develop an understanding of working in an accounting environment and the use of computers in the profession.

On completion of the course, you will be able to maintain a day-to-day bookkeeping system for an organisation.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO QUALIFY? There are few options to choose from - you can study this course two days per week for four months, one day per week for seven months or one evening per week for 10 months.

ENROL NOW! You can enrol throughout the year for any of the AAT qualifications - all of the courses have multiple start dates during the year.

For more information or to enrol, call Lisa Franks on 0121 366 9312 or email: lisa.franks@fmbusinessschool.com

What will I learn?

During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  • Bookkeeping controls
  • Using accounting software
  • Elements of costing
  • Working effectively in finance

What skills will I gain?

By studying this course you will:

  • Develop an understanding of how to record business transactions
  • Learn how to correspond professionally with internal and external customers of an organisation
  • Develop an appreciation for the role of an accounts assistant
  • Improve your literacy and numeracy skills
  • Gain experience using SAGE software ranging from the creation of a company through to producing a trial balance

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course you will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Four computer-based assessments at the end of each module
  • One synoptic assessment

What can I do next?

The skills you will learn on the course will enable you to:

  • Apply for an accountancy job such as accounts administrator or assistant, bookkeeper, purchase or sales ledger clerk, trainee tax assistant, or trainee accounts technician
  • Progress to the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

What are the Entry Requirements?

To access the course you need to be aged 19 or over and will be required to complete a diagnostic assessment in English and maths and achieve a Level 1 result

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