What opportunities will this course give me?
The finance, accountancy, business and communications skills developed in the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting can lead to employment as an Accounts Administrator, Accounts Assistant, Accounts Payable Clerk, Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk, Trainee Accounting Technician or Trainee Finance Assistant.
The accountancy and finance knowledge developed in this qualification is also the underpinning knowledge needed for the higher-level accountancy and financial skills developed in the AAT Advanced and Professional Accounting Qualifications.
What will I be learning?
The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Foundation Certificate in Accounting is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance, covering a range of foundation accounting and finance skills in four mandatory units. This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired from studying Introduction to Bookkeeping and explores control accounts, journals and reconciliations. It takes students through a number of processes used in bookkeeping that help verify and validate the entries made. These processes enable the student to understand the purpose of control accounts and associated reconciliations. Students will also understand the use of the journal to the stage of redrafting the trial balance, following initial adjustments. Topics that students will study in this unit are, using Control accounts, reconciling a bank statement with the cashbook, using a journal and producing trial balances.
Why is this course for me?
This course of study is delivered via distance learning. Included in the cost of the course are text and revision books, specialist online resources, one exam sitting, telephone and email support as well as limited one to one tutor support.
This module will be assessed by way of a computer based assessment taken in college, this assessment must be attempted by the end of the modules learning agreement.
What do I need to sign up?
New applicants (those who have not yet taken a Level 2 AAT unit at Eastleigh College) will be required to attend an interview at the college which will include an online English and Maths assessment.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Students should expect to study for approximately 5 - 10 hours per week.
Students are required to apply to the AAT for student membership upon enrolment. This is an AAT requirement and will incur an additional cost.
Text and revision workbooks are provided as well as specialist online resources.
This module of study will be available from 01 February 2022.
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