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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The AAT qualification is designed to teach you practical skills that you can transfer directly into your workplace or that can aid your accountancy career progression.

An AAT Certificate offers you a professional status which is recognised by employers and reflects your knowledge, understanding and skills.

When you complete the AAT training, you will be able to use the letters MAAT after your name to reflect your professional competence as an accountant.  This accreditation will present you to employers and clients as a credible, up-to-date professional.

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the professional organisation you will join.   Through this organisation, you will be able to draw on the support and expertise of AAT members across the globe.

On the Level 2 course, you will learn how to use manual and computerised accounting systems for the purchase ledger, sales ledger, general ledger and double entry bookkeeping.

 

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • GCSE grade 4/C or above in Maths
  • GCSE English Language at grade 3/D
  • 2 x other GCSEs graded 4/C or above

You will be required to complete an interview prior to the course and you need to be self-motivated.

 

Course Content

Basic accounting module 1

This incorporates principles and procedures related to:

  • Processing business transactions
  • Financial documents
  • Payments for customers and suppliers
  • Developing skills in processing ledger transactions
  • Preparing an initial trial balance

Basic accounting module 2

You will develop the skills of maintenance and reconciliation of a cash book through:

  • Accurately entering receipts and payments
  • Balancing off the book
  • Reconciling with bank statements
  • Knowledge and understanding of the UK banking system and related organisational activities
  • Petty cash transactions
  • Understanding the importance of the journal as a primary accounting record
  • Maintaining control over debtors and creditors, aided by preparation and use of debtor and creditor control accounts
  • Non-standard bookkeeping transactions
  • Double-entry bookkeeping records
  • Working effectively in accounting and finance
  • Developing transferable skills and effective working in an accounting environment
  • Teamworking skills
  • The ability to work independently
  • Demonstrating 'workplace-ready' standards of literacy and numeracy
  • Basic costing
  • Understanding cost recording systems within an organisation and how best to respond to requests for information relating to costs and expenditure
  • Recording and extracting information, and using a costing system to provide information for management

Computerised accounting

  • Selecting and using computerised accounting or bookkeeping software
  • Electronic input and process data for orders, invoices, receipts and payments
  • Preparing management and period-end reports

How will I be assessed?

You will gain your AAT qualification through online assessment exams set by the professional body for accounting technicians (AAT), and through a project.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Additional costs may be towards any enrichment trips/visits.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

After the course, you are able to discuss progression opportunities with teaching staff and the Derby College Group Apprenticeship Team.  Securing an apprenticeship would allow progression to the part-time AAT Level 3 in Accounting.  Alternatively, you may wish to go into further employment in an accounts or business environment.  We can help you if you are considering an apprenticeship programme or another full-time Accounting course.

Careers

Financial services are a recognised area for skills development.  The sector includes employment opportunities providing bookkeeping for small companies or, with further study, other careers in professional and financial services including corporate recovery, insolvency services and forensic accounting.

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Alex Watts

Alex Watts

Former DCG business student taps into Myanmar fitness market

Lifestyle company managing director, personal trainer and former business student, Alex Watts, enjoyed many aspects of his time at the Roundhouse.
 
And, he said, one of the best things about Derby College was the flexible work schedule offered by his BTEC level 3 business course.Alex also met his fiancée and business partner Joanna Kyiang on his course, and straight after College, they left the UK together to work in Myanmar.
 
For two years Alex was a director of primary athletics in an international school, where he discovered a passion for coaching. Eager to start a business of his own, he went to Bangkok to become a certified personal trainer.
 
Offering an international standard of personal training to high profile clients, demand for his services quickly boomed. So, racing to capitalise on this untapped market, he and Joanna co-founded Lifestyle Centre and fitness business, FORM Yangon.
 
Alex said: “We pitched our idea to investors, raised the capital we needed for expansion and began building our Lifestyle Centre from the ground up. We now offer personal training, group training and youth fitness within our purpose-built centre, and are on a mission to elevate active, healthy lifestyle living in Myanmar.”
 
As well as gaining further qualifications in personal training and coaching Alex is now a certified nutritionist. He has also hosted a child fitness TV show, which he and Joanna scripted, planned, directed, edited and produced with a local TV company – in what was the first English-speaking programme for the channel.
 
Reflecting on his time at College, Alex said marketing, economics and business development were the stand-out areas for him.
 
He added: “One of my lecturers, who taught marketing, showed me how to find answers to problems. She would constantly encourage me to look deeper into situations and ask myself why, why, why? This is something I now use with my team.”

One of my lecturers, who taught marketing, showed me how to find answers to problems. She would constantly encourage me to look deeper into situations and ask myself why, why, why? This is something I now use with my team.

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