AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping
|Mode of study||Part-time|
|Duration||Please ring for details|
|Start date||28 September 2022|
|Course code||PLR2BKP001 (2223A)|
|Runs on|| Wednesday |
Who is it for?
The Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping provides an entry point for anyone wishing to start a career in accountancy or finance. It may also support career progression for those already in employment by formally recognising their skills in manual bookkeeping. Manual bookkeeping underpins all accountancy and finance roles.
Studying this qualification will help students to develop a strong foundation of bookkeeping knowledge and skills needed to work in accountancy and finance or to go on to study higher-level bookkeeping or accountancy. Students completing this qualification will be able to confidently carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks. Students will also gain an understanding of how typical tasks are automated through use of accounting software.
This qualification is suitable for those already working in finance, those returning to work after a break or those wishing to change career. The qualification is open to those who are working and those who are not currently in employment.
There are no formal entry requirements but strong numeracy and literacy skills are essential.
What does the course involve?
Students who wish to build their practical skills quickly should choose the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping. This qualification allows students to develop specialised skills or to gain recognition for the skills that they already have.
Studying this qualification will give students confidence in manual bookkeeping, with an understanding of how tasks are automated through use of accounting software. This may support them in entering employment or in improving their career prospects. The qualification may help students to enter a financial administration role, help them to gain a promotion or give them the skills to support the financial processes within their own business
How is the course assessed?
The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping is to ensure that students have the solid bookkeeping skills necessary for most finance roles
Introduction to Bookkeeping
End of unit assessment
Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
End of unit assessment
A student completing this qualification will develop practical accountancy skills in the double entry bookkeeping system and in using associated documents and processes. Students will be able to check transactions for accuracy, make entries in appropriate books and ledgers, and calculate sales invoices and credit notes. They will also cover more complex level bookkeeping procedures, including dealing with VAT, reconciliation and trial balances, and will develop their understanding of the relationship between the various accounting records
How much does it cost?
Books - We will be ordering books from BPP on your behalf. You will be able to collect books from your tutor when you start the course. You can pay for these via RemsPay once the course has started.
Tuition fees: £362 (tbc)
Exam fees: £120
Book costs: £45
AAT Student Membership Fees: £65
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Commitment - To ensure success in your course, you will be expected to commit to significant home study as well as attendance to college. We generally recommend a minimum of 4 hours per week.
To enrol please call course advice on (01743) 342333. All learners will be interviewed prior to enrolment to give an opportunity to ask questions and to ensure suitability.
What will this qualification lead to? - The skills developed by studying this qualification will enable a student to seek employment with confidence and/or to progress to the next level of learning. A student completing this qualification will develop the underpinning skills required in all accountancy and finance roles. They will use bookkeeping skills to confidently perform accounting transactions and understand how to process financial information in accordance with set procedures and schedules. This qualification can lead to further study in bookkeeping or accountancy or to employment as:
- a Clerical Assistant or a Trainee Bookkeeper
- an Accounts Clerk or a Finance Assistant or an Accounts Administrator
Grades - You will be graded as an overall Pass, Merit or Distinction at the end of your qualification. The pass mark for each exam is 70%.
What do I do next?
Please enrol online by clicking on the Enrol button above. If you are under 19 or haven’t lived in the UK for the last three years, please contact the college either in person or by phone on 01743 342333 between 9.00am-5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am-4.30pm on Friday to discuss your options further.
You will be required to pay your course fees at the time of enrolment, so please ensure that you have your payment method ready.
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