The AAT Foundation Certificate can be a life-changing qualification. This qualification is often that all-important first step towards a successful and fulfilling career in accountancy and/or finance. Whether you are new to accounting and finance or not, this qualification is a symbol that you want to succeed that employers respect and value. Those new to accounting will find this qualification will introduce you to the concepts underpinning all aspects of accounting and link them to the real day to day issues involved in keeping the books of a company. For those who already have experience, the qualification will give you more in-depth knowledge you can apply from day one of your studies.
This course is internationally recognised and you will be following in the footsteps of 1,000’s of students who have used this qualification to develop their career. The certificate also offers many progression routes and you may then choose to progress onto the level 3 course afterwards. Eitherway this AAT qualification will give you the skills to succeed and numerous options in terms of progression.
In the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting, Level 2, qualification you will cover a range of foundation accounting and finance skills in five units. All five will need to be completed to achieve this qualification. You will learn 'bookkeeping transactions' and 'bookkeeping controls', 'elements of costing', 'how to use accounting software' and 'effective working in finance'.
The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting can really launch your career. It offers a solid grounding in the core accounting knowledge and skills you need to get on, and get a job, or to build on, and continue learning. AAT Level 2 Accounting also provides a useful introduction to accountancy for people already working in an entry level finance role but looking to improve their job prospects as it is a way of getting formal recognition of your skills.
People who achieve this qualification can also seek employment as an accounts administrator/assistant, accounts payable clerk, a purchase/sales ledger clerk, trainee accounting technician and trainee finance assistant.
DTS offer the latest AAT syllabus with all learning materials offered online, for each unit. There is a mock test after each unit to ensure that you have learned the relevant study materials. The examination team will then establish if you are ready to take the test at an AAT test centre and schedule that in with you. AAT have a network of over 200 test centres across the UK. To download a list of these test centres and their location click here. When you are ready to register for your first computer based test we will discuss with you the process to book into your test centre of choice. Each AAT Unit Level is graded; either Pass, Merit or Distinction. A Pass is 70-79%, a Merit is 80-89% and a Distinction is 90-100%
The purpose of business documents and distinguishing between prompt payment, trade and bulk discounts. Recording and processing financial transactions including supplier transactions, receipts and payments from ledgers to the trial balance.
Understanding payment methods and the controls in a bookkeeping system. Using control accounts and the journal. Reconciling bank statements with the cash book.
Understanding the cost recording systems in an organisation and using different cost recording techniques. Using cost recording techniques and providing information on actual and budgeted costs and income.
Setting up accounting software and performing tasks on a computer, including processing sales and purchases transactions. Processing bank and cash transactions and carrying out period end routine tasks. Creating reports.
Understanding the finance function within an organisation. Developing financial skills and producing work effectively. Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and how this impacts on ethics, and sustainability within an organisation.
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AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is sponsored by the chartered accounting bodies CIPFA, ICAEW, CIMA and ICAS.
AAT qualifications are respected and internationally recognised in 90 countries around the world. Organisations hire AAT qualified members (from a body of over 130,000 members) as they represent the highest standards of professionalism. AAT are the awarding body for this qualification.
You study the course materials for each unit, which comprise a, media rich, combination of text, illustrations, spreadsheets, videos, interactive quizzes, social connections, peer discussion, debates and games. This is enabled by the most cutting edge, online learning platform, in the UK today - PEARL.
When you have completed the unit, you demonstrate learning with an end of unit online mock test, taken in PEARL, followed by a Unit Assessment at an AAT centre. This is the case for the first three units and you may get your provisional results back immediately.
If you need to submit a computer based project, this will go to AAT for assessment which can lengthen the assessment process. This does not need to delay your progress though, as you will be given access to study the next unit.
The last three units of this Level 3 qualification are tested, together with the learning you have completed on all the other units, in one final ‘synoptic’ general test. This is an end of course exam which you sit in an AAT test centre. The exam aims to test several units within the course (marked with an*). The tests will be available in “set assessment windows”, our examination services team will help you organise the scheduling of your tests, and final exam, so you can progress and concentrate on your studies.
* Please note, if you have a criminal record or have been made bankrupt, the AAT may not accept you to sit the exam/s.
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You can access your course information straight away. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.*Cashback will be paid to you once you have finished paying for your course in full. For more information, please see our cash back terms and conditions. The total amount payable over the term's period, is no more than the total cash price of the course. (APR = 0%). Written quotations are available on request.
Yes, when you study using this kind of funding, Dimensions Training Solutions offers considerably more than the same one without the 19+ funding loan.
Six Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) modules are embedded in the content of your course: Maths, English, Digital Life Skills, Confidence, Resilience and Meeting Deadlines.
You can choose to study a further four: Workplace Ready, Initiative, Teamwork and Problem Solving. These are all designed to boost your personal skill level and help your career progression.
A Student Support Officer (SSO) will be assigned to you, so you have a single point of contact throughout your course to support you with any admin issues. Dimensions Training Solutions regularly update the SFA with details of study hours, and evidence of learning, in order to responsibly account for your course funding.
You will have an Individual Learning Plan with a set “finish date” and your SSO is there to encourage and help you stay on course. This is in addition to your Assessor, who assesses your work and provides personal constructive feedback.
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|Course funded privately|
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|Personal Assessor Support assigned to you Automatic embedding of 6 key Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) in course|
|10 EILS available|
|Individual Learning Plan with a set “finish date”|
|Flexible deadline to finish your course|
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|Nothing to pay until course is finished and you earn over £21,000 pa.|
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