The accounting programme will provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills required for progressing either to employment in an accounting or finance role, or to enable progression to further study in accountancy and finance. You will cover a range of complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns.
You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context. This course is assessed through computer-based exams and a synoptic assessment, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.
The AAT accounting programme ensures students are well prepared to progress into a career in business, finance or professional accountancy, or into further education. Students will learn and master financial processes including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping and final accounts.
You will also understand business issues regarding value added tax (VAT), issues in business, management accounting costing techniques and ethical practices for accountants. This qualification further delivers software skills through spreadsheet training for accounting.
Delivery consists of:
Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 or both Foundation Award In Accounting Software - Level 2 and Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping - Level 2.
5 GCSEs at grades 9-4, including English language, literature and Math.>p
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma.
The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this qualification will qualify you for roles including Finance Officer, Assistant Accountant and Bookkeeper. You will also be eligible for AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status, giving you the option to work as a freelance bookkeeper.
If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.
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