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AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2

  • Awarding Body: AAT
  • Price: £699 pp

Interest free payment plan available

Pay £99.00 deposit followed by 6 monthly payments of £100.00*

This qualification takes up to one year to complete. It may be possible to complete this qualification in as little as six months.

This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration – covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software. You will learn finance, accountancy, business and communications skills.

Why choose this course:

  • Full Tutor Support
  • Awarding Body Registration
  • Convenient and Flexible
  • Official Certification

Course Introduction

Our Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate packages combine the best of online resources to help you learn with interactive and  very engaging digital learning resources backed up with highly respected AAT qualified tutors that will ensure that you are ready to take your exams by working with you to complete mock assessments and give you detailed and critical feedback on each aspect of your work. We will work with you to ensure that you are fully prepared and confident when it comes to doing your actual AAT exams.

AAT qualifications are internationally recognised and based on practical, real-world accounting knowledge that you can put to use from day one. Study the  AAT Foundation Certificate Accounting with BBE Training and receive a free SAGE Computerised Accounting Level 2 qualification to credit transfer to your AAT course.

Buy this AAT course with us and get:

  • Professional dedicated Tutor support providing you with mock assessments at the end of each unit studied via the online virtual tutorial giving you specific and detailed feedback each and every time from a real AAT tutor.
  • intuitive and interactive digital resources to help you through each unit delivering real lessons that come with interactive and interesting study topics to complete.
  • Student Support Team
  • Dedicated Customer Support Team
  • Free Sage qualification as part of your course
  • Free Student Union Discount Card
  • Access your course from anywhere on any device, with our learning portal App
  • 2 Free exams per learner for anyone studying AAT qualifications with BBE Training. If taken at the BBE Centre
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Course Overview

The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are 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: Four units are assessed individually in end-of-unit assessments, but this qualification also includes a synoptic assessment that students sit towards the end of the last unit.

The Foundation Certificate is where you’ll develop your skills in finance administration: double-entry bookkeeping, purchase, sales and general ledgers,basic costing and using accounting software.

The synoptic assessment draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification: A student completing this qualification will develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers. Students will learn 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.

This qualification has 5 units to complete:

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

Important information about all costs involved in completing an AAT qualification

When you purchase an AAT course you will also need to pay for:

  • Each exam will cost approximately £100.  This includes the AAT exam fee and the centre fee for using their facilities to sit the exam. There is one exam per each unit plus the Synoptic.
  •  You will also need be a member of the AAT which will cost between £90 for a renewal or a new membership fee of £140 paid direct to the AAT.
Qualification Name Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2
Qualification type QCF Level 2 Qualification on the Qualification Credit Framework
Guided learning hours Total of 240 Guided Learning Hours GLH
Minimum age No age restrictions
Availability You can start immediately
Who is it for? Anyone who works in accounts and would like a formal qualification or anyone wishing to acquire a new skill to with a career change or if you are not in employment and looking to gain work place skills
What is included in the qualification? The latest in digital interactive online content with interactive learning and full tutor support giving you real feedback to mock assessments structured to support and prepare you for each exam. AAT Resources Online, , Free SAGE qualification, Student union Membership
Type of assessment Assignments - Case Studies - Online assessments - Professional discussion - Projects - Questions (written and oral) - Written Statements - Worksheets
Awarding Organisation AAT
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Course Assessment

Assessments are conducted directly through the AAT at the end of each unit. You will also have a synoptic assessment covering aspects of each unit as a final unit assessment at the end of this course. You will need to ensure that through your studies and feedback from your support tutor that you are ready to take the assessments. You can take the assessments at any AAT accredited Assessment Centre.

As you have the right to take your assessment at any registered AAT Centre, fees will apply directly to them. You will also need to pay a fee to the AAT for each and every assessment that you take. You will be required to take an assessment for each unit of each course along with the synoptic and these fees are separate from the course fee itself.

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Course Entry Requirements

  • There are no entry Level requirements and the minimum age for this qualification is 16 If you are unsure of which course is right for you you. Have look at the AAT Skillcheck. Here you will be able to compete a short online test to help you decide. After the test, it will recommend a suitable level for you to start with. You can then discuss this with one of our course advisor's before signing up.
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Career Path

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance. The purpose of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is to offer grounding in the core accounting knowledge and skills needed to progress either to employment or to further study. This qualification is suitable for young people who have just left school as well as for adults returning to work after a break or for anyone wishing to change career. The Foundation Certificate is open to those who are working and those who are not currently in employment. This qualification could also help someone who is already working in an entry-level finance role to progress in their career by offering them development and formal recognition of their skills.

With AAT on your CV, you will demonstrate a level of excellence and work-readiness sought after by employers. If you already have a degree, why not boost your employability by topping up your course with an AAT accounting or finance qualification?

What kind of Job can i expect after completing this qualification with BBE Training?

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Tax Assistant/Trainee
  • Trainee Accounts Technician
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Course Delivery Methods

Fully digital and interactive online learning resources with tutor support  delivered on a bespoke purpose built learning platform giving you access to our resources designed to prepeare you for each and every exam with confidence.

Your dedicated tutor will set you a mock assessment at the end of each unit studied online and give you specific feedback to help you develop and be fully prepared for the real exam. Our delivery team is extremely experienced in supporting learners through AAT qualifications with thousands of learners successfully certified under their guidance.

NB: The unit – Using Computerised Software, is delivered via our Sage partner. You will be given access to their superb learning platform along with the SAGE licence for 180 days. It is important to remember NOT to register the license until you actually start the Unit as the clock starts to tick on the 180 free license.

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Group Bookings

For group bookings we can offer discounts and a range of delivery premises located around the UK. If you would prefer us to come to you please let us know. We have experienced and knowledgeable staff located all over the UK giving you the choice of delivery that suits you!

If you are looking to book a group of delegates on to one of our online or distance learning courses please get in touch as we can ensure that the team can be grouped with the same tutor for the duration of their course. We can also offer discounts on multiple bookings

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Additional Fees

Assessment Fees

£90 – £100 per assessment

This is paid to your training provider or AAT approved assessment venue to cover the assessment centre fee and the AAT exam fee. These fees will vary depending on the training provider or assessment venue.

We can manage these for you and if you take your exams with after being a student with us we will give you 2 FREE exams.

AAT Membership Fees

£140 for UK Students with £80 renewal fee

These fees are paid to the AAT and cover your AAT admission fee and AAT annual membership fee

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