Accounting, AAT Foundation Certificate | Weston College

Accounting, AAT Foundation Certificate

On this course, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills required to become competent with both manual and computerised accounting systems.

At Weston College we have a proven accounting curriculum which sees our students achieve consistently above the national average. This is down to our highly-skilled lecturers, all of whom are either qualified accountants or qualified within their area of expertise.

Accountants are in demand, and this accounting qualification is perfect for people considering a career in accountancy, wishing to work in finance, or currently working in an accountancy and wanting to gain a professional accounting qualification.

Don’t worry if you’re new to accounting, this course is designed to help prepare you for the first stage of the widely recognised and respected AAT qualification. We’ll assess you at the start of the course to make sure you’re ready for this qualification.

You will study:

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  • Bookkeeping controls
  • Elements of costing
  • Using accounting software

The AAT Foundation Certificate is assessed through online examinations and an end-of-course synoptic assessment. After completing the qualification you’ll be able to move onto the Accounting, AAT Diploma, Level 3.

As a Weston College student, you’ll benefit from our in-depth tuition with a focus on teaching you the skills that the finance companies we work with have told us they are looking for. You can expect to study alongside like-minded people in one of the top-performing colleges in the country.

Plus, at Weston College, you’ll get access to our award-winning facilities and our helpful support and guidance team.

Now is the perfect time to start your accounting qualification, but as this course is in high demand the only way to ensure your place on our AAT Foundation Certificate course is by applying as soon as you can. You can apply online in a matter of minutes, or by using the paper form in reception. Applying for a course at Weston College isn’t a binding decision and if you change your mind you can withdraw your application or change your course at a later date.

Additional costs

You will need to pay a membership fee of approximately £100 to AAT at the start of the course and purchase text books costing approximately £65 during the first week.

Entry Requirements

There are no minimum entry requirements for this course, although students need to be aware there is a considerable amount of calculation throughout the course as well as some business writing, so a good level of maths is required. Students should be computer literate and able to use both Microsoft Word and Excel to at least a basic standard Students will be required to attend and successfully complete a formative assessment to determine whether the course is appropriate for them. This will be given at interview to assess basic maths skills.

Course Level

Level 2

iAn interview is required for this course.

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What Our Students Say

Erzsebet, Association of Accountancy Technicians (AAT): Diploma Level 4

“I chose to study at Weston College due to its excellent reputation and facilities. My course tutor was fantastic – extremely enthusiastic about the subject and very supportive.”

Erszebet is Hungarian and, as English is not her first language, she struggled with some aspects of the coursework. However, through sheer hard work and with the support of her tutor, she produced high quality assigments. Erzsebet was also named Accounting and Law Student of the Year at the College’s 2013 Celebration of Success Awards.

What next? Erzsebet aims to find employment as an accounting technician.

Erzsebet receiving an award at the Celebration of Success Awards 2013

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