Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping

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Course Description

Studying the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping helps students to develop a strong foundation of the accounting and bookkeeping skills needed to work in accountancy and finance. Students completing this qualification will be able to confidently carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks. The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the leading awarding body for the accounting sector; If you have always been interested in organising your own finances or helping others get their accounts in order, accounting/bookkeeping can make for a dynamic and rewarding career, offering flexibility, variety and excellent financial returns in your career.

Dates

Course runs from 9 Apr 2018 to 1 Jun 2018

Qualification

Level 2

Entry Requirements

None. However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths. Accountants work at the very heart of a business and are expected to be able to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience.

Method of Assessment

Students must successfully complete two unit assessments to achieve this qualification.

Progression

The skills developed by studying this qualification will enable a student to seek employment with confidence and/or to progress to the next level of AAT learning. A student completing this qualification will develop the underpinning skills required in all accountancy and finance roles. They will use bookkeeping skills to confidently perform accounting transactions and understand how to process financial information in accordance with set procedures and schedules. The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping can lead to further study in bookkeeping or accountancy or to employment as: · a clerical assistant · a trainee bookkeeper · an accounts clerk · a finance assistant · an accounts administrator.

Notes

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.

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Course Application and Support Forms:

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