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 you can take individual courses 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.
There are no formal entry requirements, though a Level 1 qualification or equivalent in Maths would be an advantage.
The qualification is composed of two mandatory units, assessed in two end-of-unit assessments:
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.
There are end-of-unit computer-based assessments.
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).
AEB Funded: please discuss at enrolment
AAT Fees = £48
Books = £20 per book (approx)
Assessments = £70 per assessment
AAT fee and cost for first exams is included.
Succesful completion could lead to progression to one of our other AAT courses.
Taking a BTEC level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business at Derby College Group has left entrepreneurial undergraduate Arvin Johal well equipped for his BA Hons degree in Business Management.
Arvin, who is 20 and from Littleover, is now in his second year of the CMI-accredited degree at the University of Derby and plans to set up his own business after he graduates.
He said “I’d chosen not to do A levels after school because I hate exams, so the assessments, appraisals and reports we did on the BTEC course suited my style of learning much better. We still had some exams during the two years but our lecturers made sure we were well prepared for them so it took the pressure off. Some of the content on my degree course we’d covered in my BTEC, so that’s been especially useful.” Arvin liked all elements of his DCG business course, but particularly HR.
He added: “I’m very people oriented – I like working with others – so I found the subject of people in the workplace really interesting.”
Inspired by his dad, who runs his own successful CCTV firm, Arvin has always been quick to spot a business opportunity. While still at college he started a local painting, decorating and gardening business after noticing that his older neighbours needed help with these household tasks.
Arvin has been employed by the NHS since leaving school at the age of 16 as well as volunteer with MLSS, the Midland Langar Seva Society, Arvin is also heavily involved in student life. He’s the secretary of Derby University’s Punjabi Society, a student ambassador, a marketing representative, course representative and “unibuddy” to prospective undergraduates considering applying to his degree course.
Keen to share his experiences, Arvin will be returning to the Roundhouse in the near future to talk to first and second year students on the level 3 BTEC business course.
I’d chosen not to do A levels after school because I hate exams, so the assessments, appraisals and reports we did on the BTEC course suited my style of learning much better. We still had some exams during the two years but our lecturers made sure we were well prepared for them so it took the pressure off. Some of the content on my degree course we’d covered in my BTEC, so that’s been especially useful.