AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Apprenticeship)

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Apprenticeship)

Study Mode: Part Time
Course Level: Level 2

Where will this course lead?

This course is the first level of the full AAT qualification. It is ideal for you if you are currently working in accounting, or want to work in accountancy or finance.

What will I study?

- Bookkeeping Transactions (Preparing and recording financial documentation through to trial balance)
- Bookkeeping Controls (Use of control accounts and reconciliations to detect errors and the correction of these errors using journals)
- Using Accounting Software (Processing accounting data using Sage 50 and generation of reports)
- Elements of Costing (cost recording and analysis, inventory management and valuation)
- Working effectively in finance (covering communication skills, understanding of role and function, managing self and team working, ethics and corporate social responsibility)

How will this course be delivered?

Lessons will involve workshops, lectures, group work, directed study, computer packages, tutorials and individual work.

What qualifications will I get?

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2

How will I be assessed?

Each unit is assessed by a computer based exam set and marked by the AAT. These 5 exams will be held in class time wherever possible, but it may be necessary to hold the computerised accounting exam outside of class time, dates and times will be given to you at the start of the course. In addition as an apprentice you will need to study functional skills in Maths and English at level 1 unless you have an exemption. Exemptions are offered for GCSEs at grade A-C in the last five years. You will also complete and "Employer Rights and Responsibilities" workbook during the course.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by interview only. Once your application has been received a member of staff will visit your workplace to discuss the course with you and your employer. This will involve an initial assessment of your Maths and English to ensure you are at the correct level for this course.

What are the entry requirements?

You should have achieved GCSE English and Maths grade C/4 or above. If you do not have GCSEs you can sit a diagnostic test to assess your literacy and numeracy. This will let us see if you will be able to meet the entry requirements. In addition you will need to have obtained a GCSE in English and Maths to at least grade C/4 or equivalent within the last 5 years or a grade A at any time in the past. If you do not have these then functional skills exams in Maths and English will need to be undertaken. If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview.

What else do I need to know?

The standard course runs from September to June with a variety of attendance modes. January start options are also available.

A minimum of 90% attendance is expected.

Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?
- AAT membership from 1 September 2016 £131 (including admission fee £41)
- Books (after applying Solihull College student discount) £75.40

What can I do after this course?

Students who are successful on this course can gain suitable positions in an accounting/financial environment or gain promotion within their organisation. Successful students who meet the attendance requirements will be offered a place on the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
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N/A For 16 to 18 year olds