AAT Accounting, Foundation Certificate (Online and On Campus)
This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation course is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills.
This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom one evening a week.
What will I learn?
This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry-level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration – covering areas such as double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and using accounting software.
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting, or looking to pursue accountancy as a career, to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.
Units of Study
The Level 2 course covers a range of key areas, including:
- Bookkeeping transactions
- Bookkeeping controls
- Elements of costing
- Work Effectively in finance
- Computerised accounts.
You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.
Study method – online and on campus
We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our online and on campus model.
Online video lectures are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer, meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to enhance the learning experience further.
On campus, you benefit from regular college classes – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Experienced tutors will discuss and reinforce what you have learnt during your online study and are on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Discussion and debate with classmates will help you apply theories to situations you face in the workplace.
Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place. Some of the regular ‘On Campus’ lessons can be replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.
Are there any additional costs?
You will need to pay a membership fee of approximately £100-£150 to AAT at the start of the course.
How will I be assessed?
This course is assessed through computer-based exams and a synoptic assessment, which draws on knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher levels of the AAT Accounting qualification (Level 3 and then Level 4).
The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this qualification will qualify you for roles including accounts assistant, finance assistant, credit control assistant or purchase ledger clerk.
Online and on Campus
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There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Previous knowledge of accounting or a Level 1 Bookkeeping qualification would be advantageous but not essential.
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.