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    AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting

    AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting | Level 2 | P12032a

    Study options

    How to study

    Part Time - Day, Part Time - Evening

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    September 2024



    1 Year



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This course will give you the opportunity to gain the skill demanded by employers, whilst achieving a nationally recognised qualification. This 1 year course is the first level of the three year professional qualification which can lead to a career in Accounting. During the course you will study bookkeeping, reconcile accounts, computerised accounting and software, basic costing, and working in an accounting environment.

      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. 

      You will learn an understanding of accounting software and develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace. Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and an understanding of the business environment, all of which are covered by this qualification. 

      The qualification develops additional business skills that have particular relevance to those working in accountancy, finance and general business roles.

      You will be introduced to elements of commercial law that might have an impact on them when working in accountancy, such as contract law, employment law and company law. In addition, you will further develop your business communication and personal skills and will learn how to manage your personal and professional development through lifelong learning.

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
      • 16-18 School Leaver info n/a Course fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19-23 Educational Entitlement info £1530.00Course fee £226.00Exam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Part Funded info FREE Course fee £226.00Exam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Fully Funded info £765.00Course fee Included Exam & Registration fee
      • 24+ Fully Funded info £1530.00Course fee £226.00 Exam & Registration fee
      • Full Cost info £1530.00Course fee £226.00Exam & Registration fee

      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

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      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or an equivalent qualification including GCSE maths grade 4 or level 2 equivalent in maths

    • What modules will I study?
      • Introduction to Bookkeeping
      • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
      • Principles of Costing
      • Synoptic Assessment
      • The Business Environment
    • How will I be assessed?

      Computer based exams and assessments

    • What can I do next?

      After successful completion, you can go on to study a Level 3 course in business or accounting. Completion of the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting can also enable progression to a HE qualification/degree programme or further professional accounting qualifications. 

      You could also seek employment in a range of business roles such as accounts assistant, accounts payable clerk, audit trainee, bookkeeper, credit controller, finance assistant or payroll administrator.

      Apprenticeships are also an option to continue studying and developing relevant skills in the workplace.

    Apply now!

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    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

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