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Foundation Certificate in Accounting (AQ2022)

An award of the Association of Accounting Technicians

Course Name 
Foundation Certificate in Accounting (AQ2022) Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Castleford College
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 2
Start Date September
Duration 12 months
Mode of Study Part-time
Awarding Body AAT
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.

Learning activities will be carried out using a blended approach. Online resources will be available, and various teaching aids will be used.

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 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

GCSE Grade 9 - 4 in English and Maths or equivalent (Level 2 Functional Skills).

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 OR Evening – Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Fee Information

2024/25 fees:

Tuition fees: £TBC

Additional Fees

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. For further information on fees, please visit the AAT website - Membership | AAT

Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course.

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.

Course Groups (W) Professional Course
Subject Area (W) Business & Management
Client Group (W) 19+
Search Ref (W) 57600
Website Ref (W) 900MYOO4AO
Website Ref (W) ZQKZ2B344R
Information last amended: 19 March 2024 12:59

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