What opportunities will this course give me?
The finance, accountancy, business and communications skills developed in the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Book-keeping can lead to employment as, an accounts administrator, an accounts assistant, an accounts payable clerk, a purchase/sales ledger clerk, a trainee accounting technician and a trainee finance assistant to name but a few. The accountancy and finance knowledge developed in this qualification also forms 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 AAT Level 2 Certificate in Book-keeping is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to pursue a career in bookkeeping, covering a range of foundation skills in two mandatory units. These units are, Introduction to Bookkeeping and Principles of Bookkeeping Controls. The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are well prepared to progress into a business, finance or professional accountancy career or further education.
A student completing this qualification will develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers.
Why is this course for me?
The course is delivered in college on a part-time basis either one day per week for 11 weeks or one evening per week for 22 weeks. Delivery is through a blend of tutor led sessions and independent study supported by tutorials and course materials through the colleges virtual learning environment. Units are assessed individually in end-of-unit computer-based assessments.
What do I need to sign up?
Candidates will be required to attend an interview with the course tutor prior to commencing on the course and demonstrate an appropriate standard of Literacy and Numeracy. A pre-entry requirement for the course is the completion of an online assessment in English and Maths. Basic IT skills will also be required.
Is there anything else I need to know?
The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is a professional body and membership is required in order to undertake this qualification. Registration with the AAT must be made upon commencement of the course and there will be an additional cost attached to this. Course text books will also be required and full details will be given upon commencement.
A calculator, notebook, pens and an A4 folder will be required for the start of the course.
Please fill in an application form which is available to complete online, from your careers advisor or direct from the Information, Advice and Guidance team, Eastleigh College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5FS. Telephone 023 8091 1299. *Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.
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If you require further advice and guidance about any of the course costs and/or funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated IAG Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.
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