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AAT Bundle: Foundation Certificate & Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping

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Overview

Key Points

  • Become a confident bookkeeper
  • Confidently handle financial accounts and tax returns
  • Gain a strong understanding of accounting in business
  • Achieve nationally recognised qualifications
  • Progress your career in bookkeeping

About Your AAT Bundle

This bookkeeping bundle will prepare you for a fulfilling career in finance, working in a number of roles including senior bookkeeper or ledger manager.

The material covered will help you to better manage business accounts, maintain accurate financial records and manage indirect tax. All essential skills for anyone wanting to work, or progress their career in, bookkeeping.

The Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping will teach you the skills and understanding you need to enter the job market as a bookkeeper while gaining an industry-recognised qualification.

You can then build on this knowledge with the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Bookkeeping. This online course will extend your understanding to include double-entry bookkeeping and financial statements.

Completion of this course bundle will make you ready to take on a variety of roles including finance officer, in-house bookkeeper or you could become an audit trainee.

Once you’re qualified, you will also be eligible for AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status, allowing you to work as a Freelance Bookkeeper.

Your 10 Step AAT Learner Journey

Your Career with AAT

Once you achieve the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 3 you should aim to apply for Accounts Clerk, Account Manager, or Bookkeeper roles with salaries ranging from £20,000 - £29,000 per year.

Hear Their Stories

Getting Started

This vocational online course bundle will give you the knowledge and qualifications you need to progress your career in accounting.
Both courses are accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). In collaboration with industry leaders and professionals, the online courses give you advanced knowledge and skills based on real world financial contexts.

As a fully online college, there is no need for you to attend classes. You can structure your learning around your circumstances and set your own timetable.

Besides your exams, there are no deadlines. This allows you to work through the course materials quickly, reaching your qualification sooner than you would in a structured classroom setting.

Take your accounting skills to the next level and position yourself as a highly employable candidate in the financial sector.

Additional Fees

As part of your studies, you will need to be a student member of the AAT. You can complete this quickly and easily with AAT by clicking here.

All computer-based examinations are completed at an AAT approved external exam centre. You will discuss this further with your dedicated tutor during your studies, but unit computer-based exams cost £70-£80.

Modules

Your 10 Step AAT Learner Journey

AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2 Modules

This course comprises of 2 compulsory units.

Unit 1: Bookkeeping Transactions

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand financial transactions within a bookkeeping system
  • Process customer transactions
  • Process supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Process transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance

Unit 2: Bookkeeping Controls

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand payment methods
  • Understand controls in a bookkeeping system
  • Use control accounts
  • Use the journal
  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book

AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 3 Modules

This course comprises of 3 compulsory units.

Unit 1: Advanced Bookkeeping

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Apply the principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping
  • Implement procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets
  • Prepare and record depreciation calculations
  • Record period end adjustments
  • Produce and extend the trial balance

Unit 2: Final Accounts Preparation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Distinguish between the financial recording and reporting requirements of different types of organisation
  • Explain the need for final accounts and the accounting and ethical principles underlying their preparation
  • Prepare accounting records from incomplete information
  • Produce accounts for sole traders
  • Produce accounts for partnerships
  • Recognise the key differences between preparing accounts for a limited company and a sole trader

Unit 3: Indirect Tax

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand and apply VAT legislation requirements
  • Accurately complete VAT returns and submit them in a timely manner
  • Understand the implications for the business of errors, omissions and late filing and payment
  • Report VAT-related information within the organisation in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirement

Requirements

For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin with a good standard of English and maths. Bookkeepers work at the heart of a business and are expected to be able to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience.

AAT recommends that students use AAT Skills Check to ensure that they are ready to start on a particular qualification.

AAT Student Membership

As a professional body and as part of your studies, you will need to be a student member of the AAT. You can complete this quickly and easily with AAT by clicking here.

If you have been declared bankrupt, entered into an arrangement with creditors, the subject of a County Court Judgement (CCJ), or any criminal convictions or civil sanction, you will need to provide details about the circumstances when you register.

Answering ‘yes’ to one or more of these declarations while registering isn’t necessarily a bar to AAT membership but AAT must consider the suitability of the applicant to ensure that, as a member of AAT, the person will maintain public confidence in the accountancy profession.

Becoming an AAT student member is essential so that you can:

  • Study AAT bookkeeping and accounting qualifications
  • Access the AAT website via your learndirect portfolio
  • Sit AAT assessments and computer-based exam
  • Access resources and support to help you succeed in your studies and progress your career.

Assessment

When studying an AAT qualification, your knowledge and skills will be tested via computer-based assessments (CBAs). These are administered by AAT training providers or assessment centres and run entirely on PCs or laptops.

Computer-based assessments 

AAT’s computer-based assessments are marked one of three ways:

  • Wholly computer marked, and so results will be available automatically
  • Partially computer marked and partially human marked, and so results will be available within six weeks
  • Wholly human marked, and so results will be available within six weeks

When are you assessed?

You will sit assessments when you are ready, as agreed with your training provider. You will need to check with your training provider as to the availability and schedule for completing your assessments.

In September 2016 AAT introduced a new type of assessment - synoptic assessments. Synoptic assessments will test your understanding of connections between the different topics covered across the qualification. Synoptic assessments are sat towards the end of the qualification and are taken at specific times of the year.

Fees

Computer-based exams are taken under invigilated conditions at an AAT approved external exam centre. You will discuss this further with your dedicated tutor during your studies, but unit computer-based exams cost £70-£80.

Qualifications

AAT

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded:

  • AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2 (Qualification Number: 601/8221/0)
  • AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 3 (Qualification Number: 601/8219/2)

AAT works across the globe with around 140,000 members in more than 90 countries. Their members, including students, are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world.

AAT members are ambitious, focused accounting professionals. Many of AAT members occupy senior, well-rewarded positions with thousands of employers – from blue-chip corporate giants to public sector institutions.

AAT qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised. Organisations hire AAT qualified members for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, because AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism. In short, an AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world, and provides their students and members with a professional status to be proud of.

Developing your career

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is a world-renowned professional body of accountants with members across 90 countries. As such it is one of the most widely regarded and respected accounting bodies in the world.

Whether you have a small business or want to further your accounting or bookkeeping career, gaining an AAT accredited qualification will give you the skills you need to achieve your goal.

AAT accredited qualification are also internationally recognised, opening up career opportunities around the world, allowing you to expand your financial horizons in diverse and exciting new ways.

Once you achieve the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 3 you should aim to apply for Accounts Clerk, Account Manager, or Bookkeeper roles with salaries ranging from £20,000 - £29,000 per year.

AAT Salary Guide

Source: AAT Salary Guide 2017

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Key Points

  • Become a confident bookkeeper
  • Confidently handle financial accounts and tax returns
  • Gain a strong understanding of accounting in business
  • Achieve nationally recognised qualifications
  • Progress your career in bookkeeping

About Your AAT Bundle

This bookkeeping bundle will prepare you for a fulfilling career in finance, working in a number of roles including senior bookkeeper or ledger manager.

The material covered will help you to better manage business accounts, maintain accurate financial records and manage indirect tax. All essential skills for anyone wanting to work, or progress their career in, bookkeeping.

The Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping will teach you the skills and understanding you need to enter the job market as a bookkeeper while gaining an industry-recognised qualification.

You can then build on this knowledge with the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Bookkeeping. This online course will extend your understanding to include double-entry bookkeeping and financial statements.

Completion of this course bundle will make you ready to take on a variety of roles including finance officer, in-house bookkeeper or you could become an audit trainee.

Once you’re qualified, you will also be eligible for AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status, allowing you to work as a Freelance Bookkeeper.

Your 10 Step AAT Learner Journey

Your Career with AAT

Once you achieve the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 3 you should aim to apply for Accounts Clerk, Account Manager, or Bookkeeper roles with salaries ranging from £20,000 - £29,000 per year.

Hear Their Stories

Getting Started

This vocational online course bundle will give you the knowledge and qualifications you need to progress your career in accounting.
Both courses are accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). In collaboration with industry leaders and professionals, the online courses give you advanced knowledge and skills based on real world financial contexts.

As a fully online college, there is no need for you to attend classes. You can structure your learning around your circumstances and set your own timetable.

Besides your exams, there are no deadlines. This allows you to work through the course materials quickly, reaching your qualification sooner than you would in a structured classroom setting.

Take your accounting skills to the next level and position yourself as a highly employable candidate in the financial sector.

Additional Fees

As part of your studies, you will need to be a student member of the AAT. You can complete this quickly and easily with AAT by clicking here.

All computer-based examinations are completed at an AAT approved external exam centre. You will discuss this further with your dedicated tutor during your studies, but unit computer-based exams cost £70-£80.

Your 10 Step AAT Learner Journey

AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2 Modules

This course comprises of 2 compulsory units.

Unit 1: Bookkeeping Transactions

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand financial transactions within a bookkeeping system
  • Process customer transactions
  • Process supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Process transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance

Unit 2: Bookkeeping Controls

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand payment methods
  • Understand controls in a bookkeeping system
  • Use control accounts
  • Use the journal
  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book

AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 3 Modules

This course comprises of 3 compulsory units.

Unit 1: Advanced Bookkeeping

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Apply the principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping
  • Implement procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets
  • Prepare and record depreciation calculations
  • Record period end adjustments
  • Produce and extend the trial balance

Unit 2: Final Accounts Preparation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Distinguish between the financial recording and reporting requirements of different types of organisation
  • Explain the need for final accounts and the accounting and ethical principles underlying their preparation
  • Prepare accounting records from incomplete information
  • Produce accounts for sole traders
  • Produce accounts for partnerships
  • Recognise the key differences between preparing accounts for a limited company and a sole trader

Unit 3: Indirect Tax

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand and apply VAT legislation requirements
  • Accurately complete VAT returns and submit them in a timely manner
  • Understand the implications for the business of errors, omissions and late filing and payment
  • Report VAT-related information within the organisation in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirement

For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin with a good standard of English and maths. Bookkeepers work at the heart of a business and are expected to be able to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience.

AAT recommends that students use AAT Skills Check to ensure that they are ready to start on a particular qualification.

AAT Student Membership

As a professional body and as part of your studies, you will need to be a student member of the AAT. You can complete this quickly and easily with AAT by clicking here.

If you have been declared bankrupt, entered into an arrangement with creditors, the subject of a County Court Judgement (CCJ), or any criminal convictions or civil sanction, you will need to provide details about the circumstances when you register.

Answering ‘yes’ to one or more of these declarations while registering isn’t necessarily a bar to AAT membership but AAT must consider the suitability of the applicant to ensure that, as a member of AAT, the person will maintain public confidence in the accountancy profession.

Becoming an AAT student member is essential so that you can:

  • Study AAT bookkeeping and accounting qualifications
  • Access the AAT website via your learndirect portfolio
  • Sit AAT assessments and computer-based exam
  • Access resources and support to help you succeed in your studies and progress your career.

When studying an AAT qualification, your knowledge and skills will be tested via computer-based assessments (CBAs). These are administered by AAT training providers or assessment centres and run entirely on PCs or laptops.

Computer-based assessments 

AAT’s computer-based assessments are marked one of three ways:

  • Wholly computer marked, and so results will be available automatically
  • Partially computer marked and partially human marked, and so results will be available within six weeks
  • Wholly human marked, and so results will be available within six weeks

When are you assessed?

You will sit assessments when you are ready, as agreed with your training provider. You will need to check with your training provider as to the availability and schedule for completing your assessments.

In September 2016 AAT introduced a new type of assessment - synoptic assessments. Synoptic assessments will test your understanding of connections between the different topics covered across the qualification. Synoptic assessments are sat towards the end of the qualification and are taken at specific times of the year.

Fees

Computer-based exams are taken under invigilated conditions at an AAT approved external exam centre. You will discuss this further with your dedicated tutor during your studies, but unit computer-based exams cost £70-£80.

AAT

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded:

  • AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2 (Qualification Number: 601/8221/0)
  • AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 3 (Qualification Number: 601/8219/2)

AAT works across the globe with around 140,000 members in more than 90 countries. Their members, including students, are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world.

AAT members are ambitious, focused accounting professionals. Many of AAT members occupy senior, well-rewarded positions with thousands of employers – from blue-chip corporate giants to public sector institutions.

AAT qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised. Organisations hire AAT qualified members for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, because AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism. In short, an AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world, and provides their students and members with a professional status to be proud of.

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is a world-renowned professional body of accountants with members across 90 countries. As such it is one of the most widely regarded and respected accounting bodies in the world.

Whether you have a small business or want to further your accounting or bookkeeping career, gaining an AAT accredited qualification will give you the skills you need to achieve your goal.

AAT accredited qualification are also internationally recognised, opening up career opportunities around the world, allowing you to expand your financial horizons in diverse and exciting new ways.

Once you achieve the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 3 you should aim to apply for Accounts Clerk, Account Manager, or Bookkeeper roles with salaries ranging from £20,000 - £29,000 per year.

AAT Salary Guide

Source: AAT Salary Guide 2017

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