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AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance. The purpose of the course is to offer grounding in the core accounting knowledge and skills needed to progress either to employment or to further study. This qualification is suitable for both school leavers and adults returning to work or wishing to change career. The Foundation Certificate is open to those who are working and wish to develop their skills, and those who are not currently in employment.

Entry Requirements : Minimum of 2 GCSEs graded level 4 or above in English & Math.

Cost £1265.00 Exam Fee 0.00
When 04/01/2021 Duration1 year (25 weeks)
LevelLevel 2 AttendancePart Time
Days Monday Times9:30am - 4pm

The course prepares the student for a position as an accounts assistant or book-keeper. There are 5 compulsory units which are assessed by Computer Based Exams (CBT) and a Synoptic assessment which covers 4 of the units:-

Bookkeeping Transactions – CBT & Synoptic Bookkeeping Controls – CBT & Synoptic Elements of Costing – CBT & Synoptic Work Effectively in Finance – Synoptic Using Accounting Software (SAGE) – computer based project

All exams are set and marked by the AAT at times set by the college for the CBT and the AAT for the Synoptic Assessment. An overall grade will be awarded to the student on completion of the course (Pass, Merit or Distinction). A student completing this qualification will develop skills in double-entry bookkeeping and will understand how to use journals, control accounts and a trial balance. Students will also learn how to use an accounting software package (SAGE), how to process financial information in accordance with company procedures and schedules, and how to provide information to colleagues, suppliers and/or customers as required.

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Harrogate College

Hornbeam Park Ave, Harrogate HG2 8QT United Kingdom

Tel: 0113 386 1997