The AAT Certificate in Accounting covers a broad range of core accounting skills, as well as accountancy-related business skills and communications and personal skills.
• Bookkeeping Transactions
• Bookkeeping Controls
• Elements of Costing
• Using Accounting Software
• Work Effectively in Finance
• Business Communications and Personal Skills
Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, information technology skills and an understanding of the business environment, as well as an understanding of daily finance/accounting functions. The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are well rounded and well prepared to progress into a career in business, finance or professional accountancy, or into further education.
All of the units within the qualification are mandatory. This qualification also includes a combined unit assessment in the form of a final synoptic assessment that draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from the units studied on the course.
Students will learn double entry bookeeping, and basic costing and learn how to use accounting software and to 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 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting also develops additional business skills that have particular relevance to those working in accountancy, finance and general business roles.