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Finance and Accounting (AAT), Foundation Diploma
What will I do on this course?
This Level 2 Finance and Accounting course will prepare you for a number of junior accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration, covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping and basic costing principles, as well as business communication and personal skills.
You’ll learn the skills you'll need needed to progress to employment or further study in accountancy and finance, alongside business and personal skills that are transferable to any sector and additional business knowledge relevant to accountancy. The course covers a range of other topics, including bookkeeping, costing accounting software, business and company law, and be introduced to payroll. You'll also work with employers and undertake a period of work experience.
How will I be assessed?
You’ll complete assessments at the of of each course unit, a combined unit assessment and an assessment that covers units from across your course.
What could I do after this course?
You’ll be equipped for a number of junior roles such as accounts administrator or payroll clerk. You could increase your skills with a Level 3 qualification in accounting, business or an accounting apprenticeship at Weston College.
You’ll need English and maths GCSEs at grade 4/C or above.
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What Our Students Say
Bella Febry, Business Studies
“It was an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It will definitely help my future career prospects."
Former school: Priory
Work Experience: Bella completed her work experience with international oil and gas company 'OiLSERV' in Dubai. During this Bella gained skills in HR, finance, IT, law, marketing, sales and project delivery.
Course: Business Studies
What next? After being awarded Work Experience Student of the Year, Bella aims to get a distinction star and then take a gap year before going to university.