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Certificate in Accounting - Level 2

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Course Code
LA17686
Location
Northop
Duration
Part Time, Mondays 13.00 – 19.30 at Business School, Northop from 04/03/2024
Department
Accounting, Business, Management & Leadership
Start Date
03 Sep 2024
End Date
17 Jun 2025
Course Overview
The aim of this qualification is to introduce you to basic accounting and finance skills. You’ll develop your skills in finance administration: double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and purchase, sales and general ledgers.
As a standalone qualification, or as a first step towards the intermediate and advanced levels, it will allow you to move up to further study in accountancy and finance.

The introductory level will suit you if:
● You work in accounts and would like a formal qualification in the field
● You would like to acquire new skills to help with a change in your career
● You're a school leaver looking for an introduction to accounting and finance
● You are not currently in employment or training and you need workplace skills
You would like to go onto be an AAT full member or study for chartered status

INTRODUCTION TO BOOKKEEPING
● Understand how to set up bookkeeping systems
● Process customer transactions
● Process supplier transactions
● Process receipts and payments
● Process transactions into the ledger accounts

PRINCIPLES OF BOOKKEEPING CONTROLS
● Use control accounts
● Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book
● Produce trial balances

PRINCIPLES OF COSTING
● Understand the cost recording systems within an organisation
● Use cost recording techniques
● Provide information on actual and budgeted cost and income
● Use tools and techniques to support cost calculations

THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
● Understand the principles of contract law
● Understand the external business environment
● Understand key principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR), ethics and sustainability
● Understand the impact of setting up different types of business entity
● Understand the finance function within an organisation
● Produce work in appropriate formats and communicate effectively
● Understand the importance of information to business operations
AAT assessments are designed to assess your knowledge and understanding of the skills you’ve developed. AAT assessments:
● Are practical computer based assessments (CBA)
● Are mostly marked automatically, so you can see provisional results straight away. This lets you understand how you’re progressing.

Types of computer based assessments (CBA)
There are two main types of computer based assessment (CBA):

● Computer based tests (CBT) marked wholly by AAT computer software, where provisional results are available on the assessment day.
● Computer based projects (CBA) marked partly by computer and partly human marked by AAT Examiners. The results from these exams take 6 weeks to arrive.
GCSE grade C or above in English or Welsh (1st Language) and Mathematics, or equivalent.
You will be required to undertake an initial assessment to confirm your suitability for this course.
Possible jobs after completing this qualification
● Accounts Administrator
● Accounts Assistant
● Accounts Payable Clerk
● Bookkeeper
● Payroll Administrator
● Payroll Officer
● Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
● Tax Assistant/Trainee
● Trainee Accounts Technician
£1800

Tutorial and Workbooks for the year are an extra cost.
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