Accounting, AAT Certificate (Online and On Campus)
This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) course is an entry-level accounting qualification, for adults who are seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills.
This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education , and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.
This Level 2 course is part-funded, so the cost for you is reduced. On successful completion of this course, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Please see information on progression below.
Please note: classroom attendance is fortnightly, on the days mentioned above.
What will I learn?
This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration - covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software.
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.
Units of study
The Level 2 course covers a range of key areas, including:
- Introduction to Bookkeeping
- Principles of Bookkeeping
- Principles of Costing
- The Business Environment
You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.
Study Method – Online and On Campus
We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model.
Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 4-5 hours studying independently online each week.
On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.
How will I be assessed?
This course is assessed through computer-based exams and a synoptic assessment, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher levels of the AAT Accounting Qualifications (Level 3 and then on to Level 4). Under the National Skills Fund initiative, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of your Level 3 study. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.
The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this qualification will qualify you for roles including Accounts Assistant, Finance Assistant, Credit Control Assistant or Purchase Ledger Clerk.
Preparing learners for the future is an integral part of everything we do at Weston College. Whether you want to bolster your employment prospects, upskill or change careers, our friendly careers staff are committed to helping students get on the right career path.
As an adult learner at Weston College, you will have access to our specialist, highly qualified careers advisors who are on hand to assist you with making those important decisions about careers and course choices. Whether you need support with developing your employability skills, or you are investigating your future options, we’ll be there to help you through the process.
You can also use our free-to-access Career Coach programme to provide yourself with a detailed careers assessment, which you can then talk through with one of our advisors, as well as the assessment directing you to certain courses that will help you on your career journey.
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There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Previous knowledge of accounting or a Level 1 Bookkeeping qualification would be advantageous but not essential.
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