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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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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Ashley Grell

Ashley Grell

DCG business lecturers provide “great support and quality teaching”

Guidance from her college lecturers helped DCG student Ashley Grell stay motivated while she worked towards her level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business.
 
Ashley, now aged 21, came to the East Midlands in 2017 from the Caribbean island of St Maarten where she had been studying business. Keen to further her qualifications and go onto university, she enrolled at the Roundhouse after Derby College was recommended to her by a friend.
 
Now on a BA Hons Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation degree course at De Montfort University in Leicester, Ashley plans to establish a hotel venture here in Britain and in her home country.
 
She said: “I liked the social life and the campus facilities at the Roundhouse but the best thing about my college course was the quality of the teaching. I had not had that level of support from teachers back home and I hadn’t expected to get so much guidance on my BTEC course.
 
“At Derby College we had regular one-to-ones with our lecturers. They were always there to help us and see if we were ok. I think it really helps you stay motivated when teachers guide you in your learning. Derby College teachers are equipped with the skills and acumen needed to teach other students, and the College should definitely be recommended more.”
 
Ashley did well on her BTEC course, receiving a Student of the Month Award in December 2019 and leaving college with three D*s.
 
She is now considering taking a master’s degree after she’s graduated, but her ultimate goal is to set up a hotel business.
 
Ashley added: "I came up with the idea because the hotels in my home country are much more luxurious than here in Britain, with their own pools etc. I’d like to bring my experience of living there and the hotels I’m used to in St Maarten to the UK hotel market. I’ve always been entrepreneurial – I also currently have my own skincare business.”

At Derby College we had regular one-to-ones with our lecturers. They were always there to help us and see if we were ok. I think it really
helps you stay motivated when teachers guide you in your learning. Derby College teachers are equipped with the skills and acumen needed to teach other students, and the College should definitely be recommended more.

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