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Level 2 AAT Certificate in Bookkeeping

This is a fantastic opportunity to study bookkeeping. DCG offers this qualification because it provides knowledge and skills for anyone keen to start a career in accountancy or finance.  This qualification also supports career progression for those already in employment by recognising skills in manual bookkeeping.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management
Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 20
Hours: 6.00
Start: 13/01/2023
Tuition: £910
Days/Times: Friday 9.00 - 16.00
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-2-aat-certificate-in-bookkeeping
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Course Information for Students

This is a Level 2 qualification suitable for those already working in finance, those returning to work after a break or those wishing to change career. The qualification is open to those who are working and those who are not currently in employment. It also offers progression for students who have started studying accountancy and bookkeeping with AAT. 

The qualification will help students to develop a strong foundation of the bookkeeping knowledge and skills needed to work in accountancy and finance or to go on to study higher-level bookkeeping or accountancy. 

Students completing this qualification will be able to carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks with confidence. They will also gain an understanding of how typical tasks are automated through use of accounting software.

AAT also offers a bursary for anyone 16 years old or over. Check your eligibility here: https://www.aat.org.uk/qualifications-and-courses/fees-funding/bursary  

Skills and Education Group https://www.skillsandeducationgroup.co.uk/foundation/ also provides grants which are designed to help overcome social barriers and allow those who wish to study to advance their skills in education.

This qualification would be an ideal next step for students who have already studied accountancy and bookkeeping with AAT. It would benefit you to have completed the Level 1 in Bookkeeping, but this is not essential.  To be successful on this course, you will need to be highly motivated and commit to out-of-class learning and revision.

You will need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 (C) in Maths and a good standard of English, or you may have experience of working in an accounts office. 

You will be required to complete an interview prior to the course and AAT recommends that students use AAT Skillcheck to ensure that they’re ready to start on a particular qualification.  The AAT Skillcheck will also be completed during the Induction Week with teaching staff. 

The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping is to make sure that you have the bookkeeping skills needed for most finance roles.

You will study two mandatory units:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls

You will develop practical accountancy skills in the double entry bookkeeping system and in using associated documents and processes. You will be able to check transactions for accuracy, make entries in appropriate books and ledgers, and calculate sales invoices and credit notes.  You will also cover more complex bookkeeping procedures, including dealing with VAT, reconciliation and trial balances, and develop an understanding of the relationship between accounting records.


 

This course will be delivered face to face on-site.

As part of your AAT course, you will need to purchase resource/text books to aid your revision.  

The cost is £910 (AAT Membership and the cost for the first exams is included).

This qualification is available under Adult Education Funding (AEB). 

AAT also offers a bursary for anyone 16 years old or over. Check your eligibility here: https://www.aat.org.uk/qualifications-and-courses/fees-funding/bursary  

Skills and Education Group https://www.skillsandeducationgroup.co.uk/foundation/ also provides grants which are designed to help overcome social barriers and allow those who wish to study to advance their skills in education.

The qualification is assessed by two mandatory unit assessments and these are externally marked.

All assessments in this qualification:

  • are set and marked by AAT (with the exception of RPL, which is marked by the training provider)
  • are computer-based
  • are time-limited
  • are scheduled by training providers or assessment venues
  • take place at approved training providers and assessment venues under controlled conditions

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

The Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping can lead to employment in roles such as:

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

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Book-keepers, Payroll Managers and Wages Clerks

£19392

Book-keepers, Payroll Managers and Wages Clerks

Receptionists

£14390

Receptionists

Bank and Post Office Clerks

£20270

Bank and Post Office Clerks

Pensions and Insurance Clerks and Assistants

£18650

Pensions and Insurance Clerks and Assistants

Records Clerks and Assistants

£18344

Records Clerks and Assistants

Sales Accounts and Business Development Managers

£41093

Sales Accounts and Business Development Managers

Stock Control Clerks and Assistants

£21050

Stock Control Clerks and Assistants

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: August 11, 2022 1:15 pm