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AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)
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Do you want to gain a solid understanding of accounting? Would you like to learn and develop the key skills required of accountants around the world?
This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry-level accounting roles. It will give you a solid foundation in finance administration and covers areas such as double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing principles, as well as how to use accounting software. You will learn finance, accountancy, business and vital communications skills.
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Are you comfortable studying independently in your own time? This distance learning course lets you set your own pace and work towards your preferred completion date in a way that suits your lifestyle. We’ll provide you with AAT approved study materials and you’ll get support from your personal Eagle mentor to guide you through the learning process.
You don’t need any previous qualifications or accountancy experience to begin studying AAT Level 2. Anyone, from school leavers to career changers, can start the qualification. However, you must have a good standard of English literacy and basic maths skills. We also recommend that you register with AAT within 4 weeks of registering with us so you can receive your AAT student number, which enables you to enter for assessments. If you have any criminal convictions you will need to discuss this with AAT before purchasing a course.
By the end of the AAT Level 2 course in accounting, you will be able to confidently process daily business transactions in a manual and computerised bookkeeping system. This course provides comprehensive coverage of the traditional double-entry bookkeeping system which underpins accounting processes world-wide.
* An additional £30 will need to be paid to access Sage Accounting software. Failure to pay will result in your Moodle account being frozen.
The manual bookkeeping modules – Bookkeeping Controls and Bookkeeping Transactions – are the required modules for achieving the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping.
We would recommend doing these as part of your AAT Level 2 qualification, however these modules can be studied by themselves.
The course is assessed by a combination of unit assessments and one synoptic assessment.
A unit assessment only tests knowledge and skills taught in that unit. At Level 2 accounting they are:
The synoptic assessment is an end of course assessment which tests a variety of knowledge and skills from several units. At Level 2 accounting it is:
Assessment results are available in your MYAAT account within 24 hours for computer marked assessments. For those assessments marked by AAT assessors, you can expect to receive your results at a later date (timescales may vary and will be published on the AAT website).
To be awarded the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting qualification you must achieve at least a 70% competency level in each unit assessment and in the synoptic assessment.
You can resit an assessment to improve your grade. Results from the assessment with the highest marks will be used to calculate your final grade. There are no resit restrictions or employer engagement requirements for any fee paying student on any of our AAT courses.
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Once you’ve passed Level 2, you can work in roles such as an accounts payable clerk, accounts officer, payroll administrator, and a finance assistant, with salaries of up to £23,000. If you want to progress further, you can study AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma.
You are required to become a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) launch to fulfill your qualification. Fees associated with admission and exam fees are in addition to the cost of the course. Admission and membership fees are payable direct to AAT. Exam fees are paid to the exam centre.
Please be aware that these are subject to change.
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This is the entry point for most people who are at the beginning of their accountancy journey.
You can start at this level if you’ve completed the Level 2 Foundation Certificate. You may also be eligible if you’ve worked in accounting or bookkeeping role.
You’ll need to complete the Level 3 Advanced Diploma before starting this level. You may be exempt from some units if you’ve studied a finance or accounting degree.