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Where will this course lead?

This is the first level of the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) professional qualification. It can lead to employment in a variety of accounting roles in large and small organisations. Typical job roles include Accounts Administrator, Accounts Assistant, Accounts Payable Clerk, Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk, Trainee Accounting Technician, Trainee Finance Assistant.

What will I study?

There are four modules in this qualification:

Introduction to Bookkeeping

Principles of Bookkeeping Controls

Principles of Costing

The Business Environment

These units will give you a good understanding of bookkeeping for a range of organisations and introduce you to the business and ethical issues facing accountants in the 21st century together with an introduction to management accounting.

How will this course be delivered?

The course is delivered via face to face teaching at our Blossomfield Campus. Teaching methods include lectures, demonstration of question techniques and lots of question practice. We will use a mixture of digital and paper based resources to support you in your learning. Classes are available on a day time or evening attendance mode to fit in around work/family commitments. However, it is important that you can commit to attending your chosen class before you enrol.

What qualifications will I get?

AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2

How will I be assessed?

All AAT qualifications are assessed by external examinations set and marked by the AAT. Some exams are wholly computer marked with results being available within 24 hours of taking the exam, others are partially human marked with results being released within 6 weeks of the exam.

How do I get a place on the course?

Email your contact details to accounts@solihull.ac.uk and one of the AAT team will be in touch.

What are the entry requirements?

Students are expected to have GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4. Students without these qualifications will be asked to take a literacy and numeracy diagnostic as part of their interview.

What else do I need to know?

All AAT professional courses require a significant commitment from the student. It is essential that you are able to commit to spending at least as long on private study as you are spending in the classroom. At the first session you will be given details of the text books which you will be required to purchase, it is not possible to study with other texts or earlier editions. Many of the learning resources are digital so students should have access to a pc or laptop to complete their private study.

Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?

Text books approximately £100

AAT Student Registration - fee information available on the AAT website.

Both of these costs are only due once the course has commenced.

What can I do after this course?

This course is a qualification in its own right so you may choose to stop at this level. But the majority of our students are keen to progress to the Level 3 AAT qualification. This is only recommended for students who have shown a strong commitment to their studies and who have achieved at least a merit at level 2.

Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

14/09/2022

Day

Wednesday

Time

17:30-21.30

Course Fee

£895

Course Code

AFAAJ151BCP0

Study Mode

Part Time

Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

22/09/2022

Day

Thursday

Time

09:30-15.00

Course Fee

£895

Course Code

AFAAK151BCP0

Study Mode

Part Time

Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?

£17,680
NATIONAL AVERAGE

Employment by Region

The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.
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