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Part-time AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (AQ2022)

Course Name 
Part-time AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (AQ2022) Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Location Castleford College
Level Level 2
Start Date 27th of November 2023 (Castleford College)
Duration 12 months
Time of Day Evening
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body AAT
Offering Code CTL2ACC1D000
Course Overview The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is a well-respected and recognised qualification within the accounting profession. It is recognised as a major qualification for Technician level accounting staff. Students who gain their Advanced and Professional Diplomas and who have relevant accounting work experience can apply for membership of the AAT and will normally get exam exemptions from the Chartered Accounting Bodies.
What you will Study Introduction to Bookkeeping
Principles of Bookkeeping
Principles of Costing
The Business Environment (This will be assessed within the synoptic exam taken at the end of the course)
How you will Learn Learning activities will be carried out using a blended approach. Online resources will be available, and various teaching aids will be used.
How you will be Assessed Students will be assessed by computer-based assessments which take place at the end of each taught unit. Results for these units will be given within a few hours of the assessment.
Entry Requirements

English and Maths at Level 2 (Level 2 FS or GCSE Grade C or above / 4 or above).

Where the applicant does not meet the course entry requirements - Level 2 or GCSE qualification at grade C/4 or above in maths and/or English, entry will be considered on successful completion of the Introduction to Business Course Level 1.

A job role in Accounting or Finance would be beneficial.

Students will complete initial and diagnostic assessments at the start of the course.

Attendance Expectations

The sessions will be taught in a blended way which will consist of both self study and face to face lessons in college. There are two options for attendance:

Day time – Mondays 9:00am – 4:30pm
Evening – Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Computer-based examinations will only take place during the day.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2023/2024

Tuition fees: £633


All students are required to register with AAT upon enrolment. The fee for this is payable directly to AAT and includes admission and annual membership. This is £172 for the level. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that they are registered and entered for the exam on time.

Students are required to pay fees for all re-sit exams, these are charged at £60-£65. Where applicable, the fees are payable directly to Wakefield College and will be due in advance of the exam date.

Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course.

For more detailed information on individual financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789283.
Funding may also be available to employers wishing to upskill their workforce through this qualification. Contact Business Development for more information on or 01924 789719.

Further Study Students may progress through the AAT levels, then to further Accounting qualifications with one of the Chartered bodies. The AAT has close links with various accountancy bodies and exemptions may be available if you choose to complete the Advanced and Professional Diplomas in order to progress to Chartered level.
Career Opportunities

There are various job roles available for people holding the Level 2 Certificate:

• Accounts Administrator
• Accounts Assistant
• Accounts Payable Clerk
• Bookkeeper
• Payroll Administrator
• Payroll Officer
• Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
• Tax Assistant/Trainee
• Trainee Accounts Technician

How to Apply

Please complete a part-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact Vicki Townsend on or 07850909710.

Alternatively, contact the Course Information Team on 01924 789111 or email: 

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Course Groups (W) Professional Course
Subject Area (W) Business & Management
Client Group (W) 19+
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Information last amended: 18 July 2023 15:33

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05.00pm, Wednesday, 7 February, 2024

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