Course Details

This course offers you the opportunity to gain the skills demanded by employers, while achieving a nationally recognised qualification that could ultimately lead to the full AAT Accounting Qualification and AAT full membership. The programme provides the opportunity to study book-keeping, accounting skills and payrol both manually and computerised. Students will produce accounting and payroll information manually and using computerised accounts software. For all students studying an AAT course, they will need to register as a student member of AAT. This is a membership fee paid directly to AAT, and is currently, based on 2017/18 fees, £82 a year, with a one-off joining fee of £43. There is also the requirement to purchase course books for this course, of which there are 8, costing between £100 and £110 in total.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / c or above, to include Maths and English. Alternatively completion of a recognised alternative qualification, such as BTEC First Diploma in Business at Merit level plus English and Maths GCSE at grade C and above or equivalent.

Career options

On completion of the qualification, you can expect to be eligible for jobs in the following areas: book-keeping, purchase and sales ledger clerk, cashier, data entry. Alternatively, you can progress on to the AAT Advanced Level 3 Diploma in Accountancy as an apprentice.

AAT Level 2 Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business

Five highlights

  • 1 Excellent results
  • 2 Tutorial support
  • 3 Experienced and qualified staff
  • 4 VLE enhanced learning resources
  • 5 Dedicated AAT facilities and computer room

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business Level 2

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Course code Location Course length Start date
BUS567CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

Level 2 Diploma in Accounting and Business consists of: Bookkeeping Transactions Bookkeeping Controls Elements of Costing Working Effectively in Finance Using Accounting Software Business Communications and Personal skills Developing Lifelong Learning Skills Introduction to Payroll Introduction to Business and Company Law Employer Engagement - Work Experience Unit

How will I be taught?

Classroom tuition and enterprise activities

How will I be assessed?

There are 9 units to complete across the year. Assessment is mainly via computer based exams. There are 8 exams in total, as follows: Bookkeeping Transactions, Bookkeeping Controls, Elements of Costing, Using Accounting Software, Introduction to Payroll and Introduction to Business and Company Law. There is a further exams which covers both Business Communications and Personal Skills and Developing Lifelong Learning Skills in one exam. There is a further end of year Synoptic exam, which includes parts of some of the above units, and the Working Effectively in Finance unit. The Employer Engagement - Work Experience Unit is a portfolio of work experience, externally assessed by AAT.

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