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AAT Qualifications With Work Experience

This is the perfect starting point if you want to carry out basic finance and administrative duties using accounting software packages.  This is a basic entry-level qualification (most students will start at Foundation level). 

Access to accounting software: introduces the main features of accounting software along with the benefits and risks of its use.

  • Understand the benefits and risks of using accounting software
  • Set up accounts
  • Record bank and cash transactions
  • Produce reports using accounting software

The Access Award in Business Skills qualification is designed to give you the wider skills needed in every business. This is a basic-level qualification for people taking their first step into work. This qualification is perfect for young people and those taking their first step on the career ladder. As well as covering the basic accounting techniques and principles you’ll gain a broader understanding of the business environment and how to prepare for entering the world of work.   

Access Award in Business Skills (Level 1)

With this qualification there’s no need for any prior accounting knowledge. This qualification will give you a solid background in single entry bookkeeping.  This is a basic entry-level qualification (most students will start at Foundation level). 

Access to bookkeeping: introduces the role of a bookkeeper and simple bookkeeping techniques.  

  • Understand the role of the bookkeeper
  • Understand financial transactions
  • Process customer and supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Cashier
  • Clerical Assistant

This qualification 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.

Syllabus

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  • Bookkeeping controls

The Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping can lead to employment as:

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

Salary

Your starting salary can be anything between £16,000 - £22,000

This qualification 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.

Syllabus

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  • Bookkeeping controls

The Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping can lead to employment as:

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

Salary

Your starting salary can be anything between £16,000 - £22,000

How long will the qualification take?

This qualification will take around six weeks to complete.

What you'll learn

With this qualification you can build on your knowledge of accounting software packages. You'll learn practical skills, from using accounting software, entering accounting transactions and producing a range of reports.

For full details on what you’ll learn read the qualification specification.

Most students will start at Foundation level.

Syllabus

  • Set up accounting software
  • Process sales and purchase transactions
  • Perform bank and cash transactions
  • Perform period end routine tasks
  • Produce reports

For a closer look at the syllabus read the AAT course prospectus.

What jobs can you do with this qualification?

AAT Qualifications are recognised by employers as practical and technical qualifications that prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles. Find out more about where AAT can take you in your career.

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

  • Clerical Assistant
  • Trainee Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Finance Assistant
  • Accounts Administrator
Cost
Training provider fees £150-£800

Paid to training provider. These fees vary widely depending on:

  • Classroom-based or distance learning
  • Amount of study materials and support provided
Assessment fees £70-£80 per assessment

Paid to your training provider or AAT Approved assessment venue. These fees will vary depending on the training provider or assessment venue. Check whether these are included in your overall training provider fees.

AAT fees £40

Paid to AAT. This covers a 12-month study period in which you can apply to study any of the AAT Bookkeeping Qualifications.

Funding

Contact us for the funding options available.

Details
Level

Level 2 GCSE (grades A*-C)

Total credits 6
Guided learning hours 45
Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping 600/9521/0
Level

Intermediate

Qualification

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping

Purpose

This practical qualification will develop your understanding of bookkeeping principles to advance your career in finance. In particular, this qualification covers how to execute the principles of double entry bookkeeping and how to work with journals, control accounts and a trial balance and leads to the Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Ethics qualification (QAN: 601/2664/4)

Studying for this qualification will increase your employability, confidence and career prospects. It also gives you the underpinning knowledge and skills to progress further in your studies in accountancy. Processing transactions in a double entry system and using control accounts and journals underpins the accounts preparation and final accounts studied in the Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping. This qualification may be studied alone, or as the natural mid-point between the introductory and advanced bookkeeping qualifications.

This qualification leads to the Level 3 Certificate in Computerised Accounting (QAN: 601/2662/0) by providing underpinning bookkeeping knowledge required to effectively operate a computerised accounts system.

Organisations that support this qualification

The following organisations have kindly agreed to support this qualification:

  • 3AAA
  • Accountancy Learning
  • Barnet and Southgate College
  • Buckinghamshire Adult Learning
  • Cambridge Regional College
  • City of Bath College
  • Gold Edge Training
  • McArthur Morgan
  • South Worcestershire College
  • Telford College of Arts and Technology
  • YH Training

Who it's for

The intermediate level will suit you if:

  • You’ve completed the introductory bookkeeping level and want to build on your skills
  • You’re already working in finance and you want an industry-recognised qualification
  • You’d like to work in bookkeeping with a large finance department or as an independent professional
  • You run your own business and you’d prefer to do your own bookkeeping

How long you'll study

This qualification will take approximately 12 weeks to complete. You can study full-time, part-time, day release or via distance learning through an AAT Approved training provider

How much it'll cost

Depending on how and where you study, costs break down into training provider fees and AAT fees. Financial support may be available to help cover some of these costs.

What you’ll learn

The intermediate level consists of two units:

1. Processing bookkeeping transactions

2. Control accounts, journals and the banking system

Benefits of studying this qualification

  • Specialised transferable and recognisable career-boosting skills
  • Expertise to start a healthy business and become a professional bookkeeper
  • Clear progression to your choice of great careers
  • Industry-recognised qualification
  • Flexible computer-based assessments
  • Stepping stone to further studies in Bookkeeping, Computerised Accounting and the AAT Accounting Qualification

Follow these simple steps to get started:

1. Choose a training provider

Read how to choose the right training provider for you.

Use our search tool to find an AAT approved training provider.

Contact the training provider to discuss your chosen qualification and confirm your level of entry.

2. Enrol

Enrol with the training provider and pay the fees. Each training provider will provide you with details of their registration process and fees. Read more about qualifications fees here.

3. Register with us

Once you have enrolled you need to register with us as a student. This is essential so that you can sit AAT assessments and access study resources.

What next?

After successfully completing intermediate bookkeeping you can study:

  • Advanced - Certificate in Bookkeeping and Ethics
  • Intermediate - Award in Computerised Accounting
  • Intermediate - Diploma in Accounting

How long will the qualification take?

This qualification will usually take around one year to complete, but this will depend on study method and course timetable. It may be possible to complete this qualification in as little as six months.

What you'll 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.

You will learn finance, accountancy, business and communications skills. For full details of what you’ll learn read the qualification specification.

Most students will start with this qualification. Find out if you should start here by taking the AAT Skillcheck test.

Syllabus

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Work Effectively in Finance

For a closer look at the syllabus read the AAT course prospectus.

What jobs can you do with this qualification?

AAT Qualifications are recognised by employers as practical and technical qualifications that prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles. Find out more about where AAT can take you in your career.

The Foundation Certificate in Accounting can lead to employment as:

  • Accounts administrator
  • Accounts assistant
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Purchase/sales ledger clerk
  • Trainee accounting technician
  • Trainee finance assistant
Cost
Training provider fees £600-£2000

Paid to training provider. These fees vary widely depending on:

  • Classroom-based or distance learning
  • Amount of study materials and support provided
Assessment fees £70-£80 per assessment

Paid to your training provider or AAT Approved assessment venue. These fees will vary depending on the training provider or assessment venue. Check whether these are included in your overall training provider fees.

AAT fees £131 for UK students (£121 for International students)

Paid to AAT. The fees cover:

  • AAT admission fee
  • AAT annual membership fee

Funding

Contact us for the funding options available.

Details
Level

Level 2 (Level 5 Scotland) GCSE (grades A*-C) Key Stage 5 Technical Certificate

Total credits 34
Guided learning hours 240

You will learn finance, accountancy, business and communications skills. For full details of what you’ll learn read the qualification specification.    

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Work Effectively in Finance
  • Business Communications and Personal Skills
  • Developing Lifelong Learning Skills 
  • Introduction to Business and Company Law 
  • Introduction to Payroll
  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Officer
  • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Tax Assistant/Trainee
  • Trainee Accounts Technician

This qualification 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.

Syllabus

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Ethics for Accountants
  • Spreadsheets for Accounting

The Advanced Diploma in Accounting can lead to employment as:

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Credit Controller
  • Finance Assistant

Salary

Your starting salary can be anything between £23,000 - £28,000

Aimed at experienced bookkeepers, this qualification covers areas such as double entry bookkeeping, financial statements, intermediate spreadsheets and software use. For full details of what you’ll learn read the qualification specification.  

Access to accounting software: introduces the main features of accounting software along with the benefits and risks of its use.

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Indirect Tax
  • Professional Bookkeeper
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Manager
  • Ledger Manager

In this qualification you will cover higher accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, as well as optional specialist units including business tax, personal tax, external auditing and credit management and cash and treasury management.

Syllabus

  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Accounting Systems and Controls

The Professional Diploma in Accounting can lead to employment as:

  • Assistant Financial Accountant
  • Cost Accountant
  • Payroll Manager
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Senior Finance Officer
  • VAT Accountant

Salary

Your starting salary can be anything between £29,000 - £35,000

AAT full membership (MAAT) is an internationally recognised professional status in accounting and finance. It demonstrates a high standard of education and experience to employers and clients, along with a commitment to development and keeping your skills current. You can become a full member if you have completed the Professional Diploma in Accounting and you possess at least 6 months experience in accountancy sector.

We provide work placement opportunity to all our AAT students in our partner company KBM Chartered Certified Accountants & Registered Auditors to gain Accountancy Work Experience.

We are also a recruitment firm and we are prepare the candidates for any level of accountancy Jobs. Our strong links with the top employers makes it easier for us to place our candidates in to Jobs straight after the work placement.

Though having theoretical knowledge of any course you study is important, practical training is more interactive and can help you learn and understand more. Incorporating practical skills into your studies is proven to help you better retain knowledge and get a better feel of the work you do when you get employed. Employers are reluctant to employ an inexperienced fresh graduate even with an impressive academic record. They prefer somebody with experience, somebody to work, not to be trained

All the training is delivered on a One to One basis and is Hands On. You will work on real documents under the supervision of Qualified Chartered Accountants

You will be given Guaranteed opportunity at the end of your training to work in one of our partner companies as a Work Placement trainee.

Moreover we install Sage 50 Accounts and QuickBooks as well on your laptops for Free

. Training will be provided on software like SAGE 50 ACCOUNTS, SAGE 50 PAYROLL, QUICKBOOKS, VT, IRIS, Excel and many more.

At the end of the training we will help you to prepare your professional CV and prepare you for interviews. This training program will be reflected as a work experience on your CV.

We can train you practically in following areas:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll Administration
  • VAT Management
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Corporation Tax
  • Management Accounts
  • Self Assessment Returns

Services include. (If you book for any of the structured training programs)

  • Practical training on various software using real data
  • Software installed on your laptop
  • Professional CV preparation
  • Regular performance reviews
  • Job market awareness sessions
  • Interview reparation
  • Professional reference to potential employers
  • Guaranteed work placement at the end of the training

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