Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting for Adults

Course Code: P269844

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    20 May 2024

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:

    £1,250.00 or Free

Business adviser analysing financial figures denoting the progress in the work of the company

This qualification will prepare you for entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration and covers areas such as double entry bookkeeping, to basic costing principles and the business environment.

It includes the required study books and membership to the AAT.

Units include:

  • introduction to bookkeeping
  • principles of bookkeeping controls
  • principles of costing
  • the business environment.

Each unit is assessed separately throughout the year.

You will be required to attend two evenings each week.

To join this course, you will need good grades in English Language and maths. You will be required to attend an interview and be able to show a strong interest in accountancy. Due to the professional nature of this qualification, there are strict terms and conditions of membership to the AAT, particularly regarding criminal convictions. Without membership, you will not be able to take your assessments.

You will be expected to attend two classes per week for the duration of the course during term-time. This will include regular meetings with your tutor to discuss progress and ensure timely completion of all elements of the course. You will be expected to take responsibility for studying for the assessments and completing and submitting any assessed work on a timely basis. On campus lessons are daytime 9.30am-3.30pm. Day(s) to be confirmed.

You will be taught by qualified, experienced tutors, using a range of resources, including textbooks, presentations, demonstrations, practical tasks, and eLearning. You will also be expected to complete independent study for about six hours per week.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this qualification will qualify you for roles including clerical assistant, trainee bookkeeper, accounts clerk, finance assistant and accounts administrator. You could also progress to higher levels of the AAT Accounting Qualification (Level 3 and then on to Level 4).

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