Reading, RG1 4HJ
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This follows on from the Level 2 Foundation Certificate and is for people who have a good knowledge of basic bookkeeping or for unqualified accounting staff with several years' ledger experience who wish to develop their accounting skills.
You will gain a qualification which has a proven track record of providing the skills that employers recognise.
What I'll learn
You will learn about the basic principles that underpin financial and cost accounting, understanding the basic principles of VAT and the preparation of VAT returns, ethical principles and spread sheet techniques used by accountants.
On successful completion, you can progress on to the AAT Accounting Level 4 Professional Diploma, subject to meeting the entry requirements.
How I'll learn
The course is taught in modules with an assessment at the end of each one. Tutors use a variety of techniques so that students can be expected to be actively involved during the lessons with discussions, exercises, practical demonstrations, pair work and time constrained tests.
The course fee includes tuition and exams but you will have to purchase books from Kaplan which cost £125. You will also need to pay AAT membership fees.
How I'll be assessed
The course is taught in modules with an assessment at the end of each one.
We'd like to thank all the employers who provide invaluable work placements for students on these courses
You will need completion of the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting or equivalent bookkeeping qualifications at Level 2. Attendance and the number of resits taken to pass a unit at Level 2 will also be taken into consideration.
How to Apply
Applying for one of our programmes is easy.
You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.
As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.)
Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.