AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Online & On Campus)

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What will I do?

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation course is an entry-level bookkeeping qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic bookkeeping principles and looking to improve their skills in administrative processes.

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom. You will attend classes for about three hours every other week. The alternate weeks you will be expected to work on online materials for approximately four hours a week.


Units of Study

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls


Learning outcomes:

The Level 2 course covers a range of key areas, including:

  • Understand financial transactions within a bookkeeping system
  • Process customer transactions
  • Process supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Process transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance
  • Understand controls in a bookkeeping system
  • Use control accounts
  • Use the journal
  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book

You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.

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What's next?

Once you have achieved your AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping, you can seek employment in an area of bookkeeping and progress to the full AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting, which can also be undertaken on a part time basis.

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Is it for me?

Are you interested in starting a career in bookkeeping? Perhaps you are someone who just wants to get a solid foundation in understanding bookkeeping principles and practical application of bookkeeping to help you get started in business?

This 4 month AAT Bookkeeping qualification, proves to future employers that you have the expertise and skills to turn theory in to practice. It is recognised throughout the world as a sign of your talent and effectiveness.

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  • Levels available 2
  • Start Date 26/02/2020
  • End Date 24/06/2020
  • Duration 3 Month(s)
  • Day Wednesday
  • Start/End Time 18:00 / 21:00
  • Course Ref A607-1/1
  • Location Bletchley Campus
  • Fees
  • 19 - 23 £ 365.00
  • 24+ £ 365.00
  • Overseas £ 730.00

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our Online and On Campus model.

Online video lectures are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer, meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to enhance the learning experience further.

On campus, you benefit from regular college classes – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Experienced tutors will discuss and reinforce what you have learnt during your online study and are on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Discussion and debate with classmates will help you apply theories to situations you face in the workplace.

There are two computer-based assessments on this course. There will be a mock examination prior to each final assessment. Throughout the taught and online sessions there will be a number of informal and practice assessments to help you prepare.

You will attend classes for about three hours every other week. The alternate weeks you will be expected to work on online materials for approximately four hours a week. In addition you will need to study 4-6 hours a week outside of the classroom. This may increase around exam time.

Assessment costs are included in the course fees the first time you take each unit assessment. A resit of a unit will cost approximately £60.

Other costs payable by all adult students during the course will be approximately £50 to cover AAT membership for one year.

Please contact the Course Information and Enquiries Team on 01908 684452 or 01908 684453.

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