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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 6

Hours: 7.50

Start: 07/01/2022

Days / Times: Friday 09:00 to 15:30

Tuition (£): 300.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Concessions: 150.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is a great opportunity to study accounting software as a short course or as part of a series of courses alongside the Access Award in Bookkeeping, the Access Award in Accounting Software and the Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping.  These courses can be studied back-to-back over a year or alternatively individual courses can be taken based on what you want.  

With this AAT qualification, you can build on your knowledge of accounting software packages from the Level 1 Access Award in Accounting Software - or you can enter at this level if you already have previous knowledge.  You will learn practical skills, including using accounting software, entering accounting transactions and producing a range of reports.

 

 

Entry requirements

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of this qualification.

However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths. 

Course Content

The Foundation Award in Accounting Software includes:

 

  • Setting up accounting software
  • Processing sales and purchase transactions
  • Performing bank and cash transactions
  • Performing period end routine tasks
  • Producing reports

 

How will I be assessed?

All assessments in this qualification:

  • are set and marked by AAT
  • are computer based 
  • are time limited

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

As part of your AAT course, you will need to purchase resource/text books to aid your revision.  There may also be the additional cost of registration/subscription fees and exams (which can be discussed at interview).

AAT Fees = £48

Books = £20 (approx)

Assessments = £70 per assessment

AAT Fee and the cost for first exams is included.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You can progress to one of our other AAT programmes.  Students completing the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software may wish to complete the Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping alongside it as a complementary qualification. This will give them an understanding of both manual bookkeeping and the practical use of accounting software.

Careers

The Foundation Award in Accounting Software can lead to employment as a:

 

  • Clerical Assistant
  • Trainee Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Finance Assistant
  • Accounts Administrator

 

Did you find the course information on this page useful?

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Aaron Curd

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