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    AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting

    AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting | Level 2 | P12213

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    How to study

    Full Time

    Days and times

    Days & Times

    Monday,Tuesday and Friday from 9am-4:30pm (Part time day)



    36 Weeks



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This course will give you the opportunity to gain the skills demanded by employers, whilst achieving a nationally recognised AAT qualification. You will study a range of key accounting functions, including bookkeeping, using accounting software and costing. You will also study payroll, and improve your skills in Microsoft Excel. This is a 1 year course and is the first level, which can lead to an advanced diploma in accounting in year 2, and then potentially a professional accounting qualification in year 3.

    • 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!

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      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. 

    • English & Maths

      Being confident with maths and English is not only important for everyday life but it’s expected as standard in the world of work. We’re committed to ensuring our learners have the full range of skills that universities and employers are looking for. If you haven’t yet achieved grade 4 (grade C) in English and maths and are aged between 16-18 years, you will continue to study these by undertaking a GCSE re-sit programme or appropriate stepping stone qualifications in addition to your vocational learning programme.

    • Work Experience

      We believe that the best way to get a real sense of your chosen industry is to try it out for yourself! That’s why all of our full time study programme courses include relevant industry work experience. It shows future employers you’ve got what it takes and are motivated to succeed. Not only does it look good on your CV, but it’s an opportunity to build up your confidence and industry contacts. Our Employment Hub works with over 500 local employers to ensure all students on full time study programmes have a high quality and meaningful work placement. So not only do you gain valuable work experience, it helps you decide on your future options, from choosing the right university course to finding the right employer. Work experience is a chance to you to spend time on an employer’s premises, observing the workplace, undertaking tasks (under supervision) alongside team members and learning the skills and behaviours needed at work. It’s designed to bridge the gap between your education and the world of work. It can help you to become aware of jobs you have not previously thought of, inform your career choices, develop your skills and help you gain the attitudes and behaviours expected at work. For more information on Work Experience, please contact our Employment Hub on 01283 494599 or email

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    Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

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