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AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting - Online and On Campus

Course code: BPAU100P

Subject area: Accounting and Finance

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 2

Course details

Course time:

18:00 - 21:00

Days of week:

Tuesday

Course date:

7th Jan 2025 - 8th Jul 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

Phone:

01235 555 585

Do you want to develop your accounting and finance skills while gaining industry-grade knowledge alongside a highly appraised and devoted team led by award-winning tutors? (AAT Large Training Provider of the Year 2020 and AAT Tutor of the Year 2019)

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is designed for anyone wishing to study accountancy and finance alongside a range of complementary business and personal skills to gain knowledge, practical experience and certification.

We recognise that many of us do not always have the time available to commit to a full time or extended study programme, therefore this fast track Level 2 option offers an alternative for those wishing to complete the Q2022 AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting in a reduced timeframe. This qualification offers a blended delivery approach making use of online and face to face resources. For this course, students will attend on in person session on campus each week in addition to a weekly online session. The fast track option does require efficient time management and dedication to complete with the committment of attending our Abingdon campus one evening a week, those with competing commitments should view our other L2 provisions which may be more suitable.

The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is to offer the foundation of accounting knowledge needed to progress to employment or further study in accountancy and finance, alongside business and personal skills that are transferable to any sector and additional business knowledge relevant to accountancy. The qualification offers a broader focus across several subject areas which enhances employability. This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom; however, other formats are available via our website.

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 our tutors guidance and regular college classes, without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week.

Course units
All of the units within the qualification are mandatory. Four units are assessed individually in end-of-unit assessments, but this qualification also includes a synoptic assessment, sat towards the end of the qualification, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification:

These are the typical units you will study over the duration of the course:

• Introduction to Bookkeeping

• Principles of Bookkeeping Controls

• Principles of Costing

• The Business Environment.

What next?
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher levels of the AAT Accounting Qualifications (Level 3 and then on to Level 4). Under the National Skills Fund initiative, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of your Level 3 study. Please ask a member of college staff for more information. The accountancy and business skills developed by studying this qualification will enable a student to seek employment with confidence and/or to progress to the next level of learning.

A student completing this qualification will develop skills in double-entry bookkeeping and will understand how to use journals, control accounts and a trial balance. Students will also gain an understanding of accounting software packages, how to process financial information in accordance with company procedures and schedules, and how to provide information to colleagues, suppliers and/or customers as required.

Skills developed through this qualification could lead to employment as:

• an Accounts Administrator

• an Accounts Assistant

• an Accounts Payable Clerk

• a Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk

• a Trainee Accounting Technician

• a Trainee Finance Assistant.

Entry criteria
Students will need a willingness to study accounting and finance in relation to workplace activities. Previous knowledge of accounting would be an advantage, but it is not essential.

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting. However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths.

Fee information
Home/EU Tuition fee TBA. Please see college website for up-to-date information on fees www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk International Tuition fees are considerably more. Extra Costs:Textbooks are required to support students’ study within each unit. The total cost is approximately £120 which is paid directly to the supplier by the student. Information on this is given at the time of enrolment.AAT registration is required to be paid after enrolment to enable students to sit the examinations and access AAT resources. This is a one off fee for access to the L2 qualification, typically four to five years priced at £172 The exam fees for a first sitting are included in the tuition fee. However, resits will incur an additional cost. (All prices are correct at the time of printing). There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 298 for more information. The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Financial Support page - search ""Fees and Financial Support"" at the top of the page.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £875.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £875.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
AAT Q2022: Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.
Learning & method assessment
Study Method – Online and On Campus

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

Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which 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. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 4-5 hours studying independently online each week.

On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.

Students must successfully achieve the three mandatory unit assessments and one synoptic assessment to achieve this qualification. The proportion of this qualification assessed by externally marked assessment is 100%.

All assessments in this qualification are computer-based.

User skills
A student completing this qualification will develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers. Students will learn to use accounting software and develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively to the workplace. Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and an understanding of the business environment, all of which are included in the qualification.