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.
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, literacy and IT skills at level 1 (or above) that will compliment a career in accounting.
|Course Code||Start Date||Costs 16-18||Costs 19-23 (with concessions)||Costs 19+ (no concessions)|
* Please note fees are subject to change.
Books are not included in the total fee.
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.
To achieve the qualification students will need to undertake the following units:
Elements of Costing
Using Accounting Software
Work Effectively in Finance/Synoptic Assessment
Bookkeeping Transactions: on this unit you will learn about the accounting system, the accounting equation and double entry bookkeeping; books of prime entry; checking payments and prompt payment discounts; completing and posting the cash book; petty cash; and the trial balance.
Bookkeeping Controls: on this unit you will learn about control account reconciliations and the journal; payroll and simple errors; and bank reconciliations.
Elements of Costing: on this unit you will learn about material and manufacturing costs; overheads; and budgeting and variances.
Working Effectively in Finance: on this unit you will learn about the finance function within an organisation; communicating effectively; personal skills development in finance; and corporate social responsibility in organisations.
Using Accounting Software: on this unit, you will learn and practice how to set up accounting software; process sales and purchase transactions; perform bank and cash transactions; perform period end tasks; and produce reports.
All of the units within the Foundation Certificate in Accounting qualification are mandatory. Four units are assessed individually in end-of-unit assessments (computer-based exams of 2 hours each), 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.
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 are included in the cost of the course but any re-sits will cost approx £46.