Accounting, AAT Foundation Certificate

What will I do on this course?

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to become competent with both manual and computerised accounting systems.

You will study:

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

This qualification is perfect for adult learners 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 prepare you for the first stage of the widely recognised and respected AAT qualifications.

How will I be assessed?

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.

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 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

Category & Subject Area

Accounting Courses for adults

iAn interview is required for this course.

Financial Information

Most people qualify for FREE tuition and material fees due to discounts we offer. Click on the icon(s) below to find out what you’ll need to pay.


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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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