Foundation Certificate in Accounting AAT

Course Overview

At this level you’ll start to develop your skills in double entry bookkeeping and understanding of management and administrative processes.  You’ll learn basic costing principles, how to use manual and computerised accounting systems and how to work with purchase, sales and general ledgers.

Updated June 2019

Entry Requirements

Ideally, students should have one or two GCSE Grades A-C however, common sense and an aptitude for numbers and estimation are more important.

Open to students of all ages

Course Delivery

Units include:-

Bookkeeping Transactions
Unit covers: - understanding financial transactions within a bookkeeping system, processing customer transactions, processing supplier transactions, processing receipts and payments, processing transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance.

Bookkeeping Controls
Unit covers: - understanding payment methods, understanding controls in a bookkeeping system, using control; accounts, using the journal, reconciling a bank statement with the cash book.

Elements of Costing
Unit covers: -
understanding an organisation’s cost recording system, using a cost recording system to record or extract data.

Using Accounting Software
Unit covers: - recording and processing customer and supplier transactions, recording and reconciling bank cash transactions, processing and using journals to enter accounting transactions, production of reports for customers and suppliers, production of a trial balance and general ledger reports.

Work Effectively in Finance - Synoptic
Unit covers: -
understating an organisation’s finance function, using numeracy, literacy and communication skills, working independently or in a team to prioritise tasks and manage colleagues’’ responsibilities, understanding and explaining benefits to organisations of sustainable values.

All tuition is based around classroom lectures by highly qualified and experienced members of staff.  Examinations are on-line assessments

Progression Opportunities

Students will be able to progress to Association of Accounting Technicians AAT Level 3 on completion of this level. The course also provides a qualification that employers are looking for.

Additional Information

Additional costs include AAT enrolment fee of £44, AAT membership fee of £94, exam fee of £226 for all the exams studied in the year          

This course may be funded through our Apprenticeship Scheme or our Skills For Industry Scheme – please ask for more details.

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