The aim of this qualification is to introduce you to basic accounting and finance skills. You’ll develop your skills in finance administration: double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and purchase, sales and general ledgers.
 
 As a standalone qualification, or as a first step towards the intermediate and advanced levels, it will allow you to move up to further study in accountancy and finance.

Ideal if you are new to finance or you want to brush up on your foundation knowledge and skills.  Once you have completed the introductory level, you will be awarded the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to progress onto the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

Although no formal qualifications are required to join this course applicants need to be at least 19 years of age and have good numeracy and literacy skills at level 1 (or above) that will compliment a career in accounting.

Course costs

Costs 

Books are not included in the total fee.

Associated Costs 

AAT student membership is a requirement of the course and registration must be completed at the beginning of the course.

AAT membership fees are changed and regulated by AAT directly. Please check their website www.aat.org.uk for up to date fee values.

Resit exam fess are applicable, please contact the AAT administrator on AAT@bpc.ac.uk for further information.

Course content

Course Content 

To achieve the qualification students will need to undertake the following units:

Accounting Units

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Work Effectively in Finance/Synoptic Assessment

More info

Start Day/Time 

Monday and Wednesday 6-9pm

Duration 

24 Weeks

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

Awarding Body 

AAT

More about the course 

Students will be required to register with the AAT within 2 weeks of starting the course - cost approx £135
All the exams and text books are included in the cost of the course but any re-sits will cost approx £46. 

Duration 

24 Weeks

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

Awarding Body 

AAT