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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 14

Hours: 7.50

Start: 25/02/2022

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

Tuition (£): 724.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Concessions: 362.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is a fantastic opportunity to study bookkeeping 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 Award in Accounting Software.  These courses can be studied back-to-back over a year or alternatively individual courses can be taken based on what you want.

The Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is a 12-week programme with end-of-unit exams that delivers the skills and essential knowledge to manage books effectively. It includes manual double entry bookkeeping, and associated documents and processes, up to Trial Balance standard.  It is a perfect way to learn more about bookkeeping.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, though a Level 1 qualification or equivalent in Maths would be an advantage. 

Course Content

The qualification is composed of two mandatory units, assessed in two end-of-unit assessments:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions

  • Bookkeeping Controls

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 foundation 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 will I be assessed?

There are end-of-unit computer-based assessments.

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 per book (approx)

Assessments = £70 per assessment

AAT fee and cost for first exams is included.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

Succesful completion could lead to progression to one of our other AAT courses.

Careers

The Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping 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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Jess Monk

Jess Monk

Employer shows trust in teenage business admin apprentice Jess

Derby College business administration apprentice Jess Monk is the envy of many of her friends. At just 17, she has an interesting, well-paid job, working with friendly and supportive people who show trust in her abilities.
 
Jess is on the college’s Business Administration level 2 course and in September started an apprenticeship with engineering design consultants Jackson Purdue Lever on Pride Park. Originally at Derby College to study Health and Social Care, she switched courses when she realised she’d prefer to work in a business environment.
 
Jess says she has already picked up lots of business knowledge on her course and is thinking about furthering this by progressing to level 3. As an apprentice,
 
Jess also likes that there are other young Derby College learners at Jackson Purdue Lever.Over the past five years the firm has established strong links with the college through its careers academy, providing work experience to several students.

I’d been working part-time as an admin assistant at Jackson Purdue Lever for about a year before being taken on as an apprentice, so I already knew everyone. I’m given quite a lot of responsibility at work, which makes me feel that my employer trusts me.


I’m responsible for ordering all the stationery, for instance. It’s important to get it right.


I also spend a lot of time writing up reports for the structural survey team and recording information on Excel spreadsheets as well as welcoming visitors to the firm.

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