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AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Q2022)

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Tuesday 11th of October

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4 units
340 guided
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AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Q2022)

Key Points

  • Take the first step towards an accounting career
  • Develop a solid foundation in finance administration
  • Learn about double-entry bookkeeping, using journals and controlling accounts
  • Readies you for junior and entry-level accounting roles
  • An internationally recognised AAT qualification 
  • Completion possible within a year

Studying Your Foundation Course

This course is perfect for anyone looking to put their best foot forward when it comes to starting the study journey into an accounting career. With no prior knowledge or experience required, you can get started right away and gain everything you need to get your foot in the door of the financial world.

This is the first of many available qualifications and, as an online course, it can be studied easily from home. You also don’t have to wait until you achieve higher level accounting qualifications to start working.

During the course, you will study modules like bookkeeping transactions and controls, the elements of costing and how to use accounting software. All of this and more will give you the solid foundation you need to begin managing client books or handling your own business finances.

This online course was also developed in collaboration with accountancy employers, so you know you’re learning the skills you need to succeed in the industry.

Your 10 Step AAT Learner Journey

Your Career with AAT

Once you achieve the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting you should aim to apply for Trainee Accountant, or Junior Accountant roles with salaries ranging from £20,000 - £27,000 per year.

Hear Their Stories

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is accredited by The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). Developed with the input of industry leaders and professionals, it gives you the best possible chance of succeeding in a career in finance.

By choosing to study online you are the one taking charge of your education. With no physical classes or timetables to adhere to, you can study when it suits you best. Giving flexibility to those with busy work or family lives. The only deadline you’ll need to bear in mind is your exams.

What’s more, you are not alone. Should you need help or advice you can reach out to your dedicated tutor at any point for assistance. You can contact them as well as access all our engaging course materials through our online portal.

Start learning from the moment you enrol and take the next step in your financial career. When you look back in a year, you’ll be glad you did.

Additional Fees

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 will cost approximately £90-£120 per exam depending on the exam centre that you choose and are not included in the course fees.

AAT Remote Invigilation

AAT remote invigilation for Q2022 will be a phased rollout from September 2023.

OUR PASS RATE
Accounting & Finance (National Average 60.7%)
97.2%

Modules

This course comprises of 4 mandatory units.

Unit 1: Introduction to Bookkeeping

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to set up bookkeeping systems
  • Process customer transactions
  • Process supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Process transactions into the ledger accounts

Unit 2: Principles of Bookkeeping Controls

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Use control accounts
  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book
  • Use the journal
  • Produce trial balances

Unit 3: Principles of Costing

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the cost recording system within an organisation
  • Use cost recording techniques
  • Provide information on actual and budgeted costs and income
  • Use tools and techniques to support cost calculations

Unit 4: The Business Environment (Synoptic Assessment)

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • 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

Entry Requirements

For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin with a good standard of English and Maths. Professional Accountants 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.

*We are still providing support for the AQ2016 Qualifications up to the deadline date of 30th September 2023 – please contact us if you require learning materials and support for this.

*If you are presently studying the AAT AQ2016 standards and require information on the transition arrangements from the AQ2016 to Q2022 please follow this link for more information.

AAT Registration

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

Registering with AAT 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 in your career

*AAT registration is a one-off fee, giving students access to the purchased qualification for the lifespan of the qualification. Additional fees will apply for sitting AAT assessments.

Additional Fees

Please note there are AAT course incurred additional fees that are NOT included in your course fees and are not payable to learndirect.

These costs are for:

  • AAT registration which is payable to AAT directly (this is required for you to be able to study, sit live assessments, and achieve the qualification - details of this requirement are explained in the course guide)

Please follow the link below to see these costs for your chosen Qualification

Register with AAT | AAT

  • Live AAT unit assessments/exams (the number of assessments/exams required is dependent on your chosen qualification - details of these units and how many per course are explained in the course guide)

These fees are payable to the AAT External Assessments centre of your choice – please see the link below to find assessment venues

External Assessment Venue Search (aat.org.uk)

When studying for 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 in 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.

*The synoptic assessment for the Business Awareness unit will ask students to apply knowledge and skills gained across the qualification in an integrated way, within a workplace context. Scenarios will change over time to ensure the validity of the assessment and will be partially computer/partially human marked.

AAT Remote Invigilation

AAT remote invigilation for Q2022 will be a phased rollout from September 2023.

Fees

Additional Fees

As part of your studies, you will need to register with AAT. You can complete this quickly and easily with AAT by clicking here.

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 approximately £90-£120 per exam and are not included in your course fees.

AAT

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Qualification Number: 603/6338/1).

 

 

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

Once you achieve the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting you should aim to apply for Trainee Accountant, or Junior Accountant roles with salaries ranging from £20,000 - £27,000 per year.

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Q2022)

Key Points

  • Take the first step towards an accounting career
  • Develop a solid foundation in finance administration
  • Learn about double-entry bookkeeping, using journals and controlling accounts
  • Readies you for junior and entry-level accounting roles
  • An internationally recognised AAT qualification 
  • Completion possible within a year

Studying Your Foundation Course

This course is perfect for anyone looking to put their best foot forward when it comes to starting the study journey into an accounting career. With no prior knowledge or experience required, you can get started right away and gain everything you need to get your foot in the door of the financial world.

This is the first of many available qualifications and, as an online course, it can be studied easily from home. You also don’t have to wait until you achieve higher level accounting qualifications to start working.

During the course, you will study modules like bookkeeping transactions and controls, the elements of costing and how to use accounting software. All of this and more will give you the solid foundation you need to begin managing client books or handling your own business finances.

This online course was also developed in collaboration with accountancy employers, so you know you’re learning the skills you need to succeed in the industry.

Your 10 Step AAT Learner Journey

Your Career with AAT

Once you achieve the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting you should aim to apply for Trainee Accountant, or Junior Accountant roles with salaries ranging from £20,000 - £27,000 per year.

Hear Their Stories

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is accredited by The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). Developed with the input of industry leaders and professionals, it gives you the best possible chance of succeeding in a career in finance.

By choosing to study online you are the one taking charge of your education. With no physical classes or timetables to adhere to, you can study when it suits you best. Giving flexibility to those with busy work or family lives. The only deadline you’ll need to bear in mind is your exams.

What’s more, you are not alone. Should you need help or advice you can reach out to your dedicated tutor at any point for assistance. You can contact them as well as access all our engaging course materials through our online portal.

Start learning from the moment you enrol and take the next step in your financial career. When you look back in a year, you’ll be glad you did.

Additional Fees

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 will cost approximately £90-£120 per exam depending on the exam centre that you choose and are not included in the course fees.

AAT Remote Invigilation

AAT remote invigilation for Q2022 will be a phased rollout from September 2023.

Modules

This course comprises of 4 mandatory units.

Unit 1: Introduction to Bookkeeping

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to set up bookkeeping systems
  • Process customer transactions
  • Process supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Process transactions into the ledger accounts

Unit 2: Principles of Bookkeeping Controls

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Use control accounts
  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book
  • Use the journal
  • Produce trial balances

Unit 3: Principles of Costing

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the cost recording system within an organisation
  • Use cost recording techniques
  • Provide information on actual and budgeted costs and income
  • Use tools and techniques to support cost calculations

Unit 4: The Business Environment (Synoptic Assessment)

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • 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

Entry Requirements

For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin with a good standard of English and Maths. Professional Accountants 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.

*We are still providing support for the AQ2016 Qualifications up to the deadline date of 30th September 2023 – please contact us if you require learning materials and support for this.

*If you are presently studying the AAT AQ2016 standards and require information on the transition arrangements from the AQ2016 to Q2022 please follow this link for more information.

AAT Registration

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

Registering with AAT 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 in your career

*AAT registration is a one-off fee, giving students access to the purchased qualification for the lifespan of the qualification. Additional fees will apply for sitting AAT assessments.

Additional Fees

Please note there are AAT course incurred additional fees that are NOT included in your course fees and are not payable to learndirect.

These costs are for:

  • AAT registration which is payable to AAT directly (this is required for you to be able to study, sit live assessments, and achieve the qualification - details of this requirement are explained in the course guide)

Please follow the link below to see these costs for your chosen Qualification

Register with AAT | AAT

  • Live AAT unit assessments/exams (the number of assessments/exams required is dependent on your chosen qualification - details of these units and how many per course are explained in the course guide)

These fees are payable to the AAT External Assessments centre of your choice – please see the link below to find assessment venues

External Assessment Venue Search (aat.org.uk)

Assessment

When studying for 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 in 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.

*The synoptic assessment for the Business Awareness unit will ask students to apply knowledge and skills gained across the qualification in an integrated way, within a workplace context. Scenarios will change over time to ensure the validity of the assessment and will be partially computer/partially human marked.

AAT Remote Invigilation

AAT remote invigilation for Q2022 will be a phased rollout from September 2023.

Fees

Additional Fees

As part of your studies, you will need to register with AAT. You can complete this quickly and easily with AAT by clicking here.

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 approximately £90-£120 per exam and are not included in your course fees.

Qualifications

AAT

AAT logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Qualification Number: 603/6338/1).

 

 

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

Once you achieve the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting you should aim to apply for Trainee Accountant, or Junior Accountant roles with salaries ranging from £20,000 - £27,000 per year.

OUR PASS RATE
Accounting & Finance
97.2%
(National Average 60.7%)

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