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This package includes all Fifteen Mandatory Units and Two Optional Units for the Level 2 Foundation Certificate, the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting and the Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting qualifications.

Our unique and highly effective learning materials and resources have been developed to ensure you are able to progress smoothly and quickly through the units ensuring a higher rate of success.

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This AAT complete course package consists of Fifteen Mandatory Units and Two Optional Units for which you will receive individual workbooks containing lessons, examples and activities.

The first part of the AAT complete course package is the Level 2 Certificate: –

The five units making up the Level 2 Certificate are:

Bookkeeping Transactions (BTRN)

This unit introduces you to double entry bookkeeping, the different types of accounts and records a business keeps and how to enter transactions into the accounts.

Bookkeeping Controls (BKCL)

This unit follows on nicely from Bookkeeping Transactions. You will learn how to identify errors in the accounts and make corrections. You will also learn about the banking system and how to create a full set of accounts up to trial balance.

Using Accounting Software (UACS)

For this unit you will be required to use your knowledge of bookkeeping and double entry to enter a company’s data into a computerised system.

We base this unit on using Sage 50 Professional software. This the most popular choice in the industry and used extensively by employers and accountancy practices. The fundamentals of data entry are covered within this unit but as this is a work entry level we also offer the Sage 50 Professional courses and certificate as an inclusive option. This has proven to be our most popular choice over the years as it provides more employment opportunities.

Elements of Costing (ELCO)

This unit introduces you to management accounting, You will learn how a business uses accounts to help them plan for the future and the different type of costs involved in running a business.

Working Effectively in Accounting (WEAF) 

This is the final unit for Level 2 covering working effectively and efficiently in an office environment and how to manage your workload. There is no standalone exam for this as it will be covered in the final Synoptic Assessment.

Foundation Synoptic Assessment (FSYA)

This is the final exam for Level 2 covering general topics and questions from what has been learned in the five Level 2 Units.

Once complete, you will move on to the next part of your AAT complete course package, which is the Level 3 Diploma: –

The Six units of learning making up the Level 3 Diploma are:

There are four units for which you will sit an exam at the end of each unit, plus two further units which will be tested as part of a Synoptic assessment. The Synoptic assessment will include elements of the four units already studied, PLUS you will be tested on knowledge of Spreadsheet Software and Professional Ethics (making six in total).

Unit Details:-

Indirect Tax (IDRX)

This unit covers the treatment of VAT, VAT thresholds, when to register for VAT, how to complete a VAT return and all you need to know about VAT for the small to medium business

Advanced Bookkeeping (AVBK)

This unit follows on from trial balance stage at level 2. You will learn how to prepare accounts from partial information, correction of errors and how to produce an Extended Trial Balance in preparation of preparing financial statements.

Final Accounts Preparation (FAPR)

You will learn how to prepare financial accounts (statement of profit and loss and statement of financial position) for sole traders and partnerships.

Management Accounting: Costing (MMAC)

This unit covers the different elements of costs and how to create and use data for decision making.

Synoptic Assessment.

The Synoptic assessment tests everything you have learned so far plus:

  • Professional Ethics (Unit 5 – Ethics for Accounting) and
  • Spreadsheet Software (Unit 6 – Spreadsheet for Accounting).

You will also sit this assessment at an exam centre.

As with the other units, you will be supplied study materials for Spreadsheet Software and Professional Ethics and have access to assignments, mock exams and tutor support.

Once complete, you will move on to the next (and final) part of your AAT complete course package, which is the Level 4 Professional Diploma: –

The four mandatory units and two optional units making up the Level 4 Professional Diploma are:

Mandatory Units

Financial Statements of Limited Companies (FSLC)

How to prepare a full set of financial statements for Ltd companies and groups of Ltd companies using International Accounting Standards (IAS). This is assessed via exam.

Management Accounting: Budgeting (MABU)

This unit follows on from the management accounting costing unit at level 3 and is considered the best unit for a student to start level 4 with. This unit teaches different ways of using data to help managers plan for the future. This is assessed via exam.

Management Accounting: Decision and Control (MDCL)

This is a nice follow on from budgeting (above). Students will learn how to use data to help manage and direct the company. This is assessed via exam.

Accounting Systems and Controls (ASYC)

This unit is assessed as part of a Synoptic exam and covers the internal controls and accounting systems required to operate a healthy business.

Optional units – You will be required to choose 2 from the following:

Cash and Treasury Management (CTRM)

  • Use statistical techniques and financial information to prepare forecasts of income and expenditure
  • Prepare cash budgets
  • Use cash budgets to monitor cash flow within the organisation
  • Manage cash balances effectively
  • Raise finance in accordance with organisational requirements
  • Invest surplus funds observing organisational policies

Credit Management (CDMT)

  • Understand relevant legislation that impacts upon credit management
  • Use information from a variety of sources to grant credit to customers within organisational guidelines
  • Use a range of techniques for the collection of debts
  • Monitor and control the supply of credit

Personal Tax (PLTX)

  • Demonstrate an understanding of legislation and procedures relating to personal tax
  • Understand the current taxation principles of income from employment, investment income, property income and capital gains tax
  • Calculate income from all sources and apply relevant allowances, deductions and reliefs to prepare accurate income tax computations
  • Calculate the income tax liability of an individual
  • Calculate the capital gains tax liability of an individual
  • Prepare accurate computations and complete sections of relevant tax returns

Business Tax (BSTX)

  • Understand the impact of legislation and legislative changes
  • Understand tax law and its implications for unincorporated businesses
  • Understand tax law and its implications for incorporated businesses
  • Understand how to treat capital assets and prepare the relevant pages of a tax return for an unincorporated business and accurately produce the computations to support this
  • Correctly complete corporation tax returns with all supporting computations for incorporated businesses

External Auditing (ETAU)

  • In the External Auditing unit students develop an understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements relating to external audit engagements and how the external audit process meets those requirements.
  • Students should demonstrate knowledge of the concept of assurance, internal controls within accounting systems, the different types of audit evidence and the use of interview and listening skills.
  • Students should understand the role of materiality and risk assessment in the external audit process

As with all previous exams on the AAT complete course package, exams are to be taken at an AAT approved exam venue.

Prerequisites

To undertake this AAT complete course package, there are no specific prerequisites, as we take you from the basics right up to the more complex elements.
A good understanding of the English language is essential.

Duration

It should take you approximately 840 to 930 hours average study time with our time saving utilities to complete this suite of AAT courses.
Ofqual suggest the Total Qualification Time equates to 1420 hours for all three levels.

You have up to 3 years support from the day you enrol, although this complete package can be completed in as little as 12 to 18 months. Much depends on how much time you can dedicate to your studies.

NB – For the UACS unit, Sage software is not compatible with macs. We suggest using Apple Bootcamp to install Windows

Feel free to get in touch if you would like any further information or guidance on this AAT complete course package.

  • Training Link’s bespoke printed AND online materials
  • FREE Study Accessory Pack
  • Online resources significantly reduce the amount of time taken to complete the course
  • Award winning Personal Tutor available via e-mail and telephone
  • Extensive Exam Preparation
  • Student Services Department operational 7 days a week
  • Course Administration Department
  • Training Link’s Student Street community is yours to engage in 24/7
  • Entitlement to apply for a TOTUM card

Training Link’s AAT home study courses are specially written and created by our in-house team of highly experienced subject specialists and tutors, and have been created specifically for home study. All printed material is yours to keep for future reference and at no extra cost.

Your personal tutor will be available to you via e-mail and telephone during normal working hours and often during evenings and weekends. Access to our Student Services department is available 7 days per week by e-mail

Online resources, assignments and tests are accessible 24/7 on any device with an internet connection. You will also have access to the learning content and lessons within your personal learning area. Instant marking of assignments enables you to progress quickly and smoothly with your tutor on hand to answer any questions and guide you through the learning process.

On completion of your assignments you will receive comprehensive exam preparation and practice ensuring you are confident and fully prepared for the exams.

Join in with hundreds of Training Link students and staff on our ‘Student Street’ community where you will find useful discussion, help and even a bit of humour along the way.

Unit 1 – Bookkeeping Transactions

  • Bookkeeping and Business
  • Business Documents
  • Ledger Accounts
  • Petty Cash Accounts
  • The Trial Balance

Unit 2 – Bookkeeping Controls

  • The Banking System and Bank Reconciliation
  • Control Accounts
  • The Journal
  • Correction of Errors

Unit 3 – Computerised Accounting

  • Before you start
  • Installing the software
  • Sage and the chart of accounts
  • Business set up
  • New customers and suppliers
  • Invoicing and Discounts
  • Batch invoices and credits
  • Customer Receipts and Supplier Payments
  • Wages and Salaries
  • Useful reports
  • Cash Transactions
  • Recurring entries and bank reconciliation
  • Passwords to protect data
  • Health and Safety, the use of computers

Unit 4 – Elements of Costing

  • Understanding the cost recording system within an organisation
  • Use cost recording techniques
  • Methods of costing materials
  • Methods of costing labour
  • Overheads and absorption costing
  • Provide information on Actual and Budgeted costs and income

Unit 5 – Working Effectively In Finance

  • Understand the finance function within an organisation
  • Use personal skills development in finance
  • Produce work effectively
  • Dealing with numbers
  • Understand corporate social responsibility

Level 3 units:

Unit 1 – Further Aspects of VAT

  • VAT Schemes for Smaller Businesses
  • VAT for Overseas Transactions
  • The VAT Return
  • HMRC and VAT Administration

Unit 2 – Advanced Bookkeeping

  • Apply the principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping
  • Implement Procedures for the Acquisition and Disposal of Non-Current Assets
  • Record Period End Adjustments
  • Produce and Extend the Trial Balance

Unit 3 – Final Accounts Preparation

  • Distinguish Between the Financial Recording and Reporting Requirements of Different Types of Organisation
  • Explain the need for final accounts and the accounting and ethical principles underlying their preparation
  • Prepare accounting records from incomplete information
  • Produce Accounts for Sole Traders
  • Produce Accounts for Partnerships

Unit 4 – Management Accounting – Costing

  • Understand the purpose and use of management accounting within an organisation
  • Be able to calculate costs, contribution and reported profits
  • Be able to calculate direct material costs
  • Be able to calculate direct labour costs
  • Be able to account for overheads
  • Be able to do marginal costing
  • Be able to do activity based costing
  • Short term decision making
  • Types of costing system
  • Introduction to budgeting
  • Long term decision making

Unit 5 – Ethics for Accounting

  • The principles of ethical working
  • Behaving in an ethical manner
  • Taking appropriate action

Unit 6 – Spreadsheet for Accounting

  • Introduction to spreadsheets
  • Advanced spreadsheet techniques

Level 4 units:

Mandatory Units

Unit 1 – Financial Statements of Limited Companies (FSLC)

  • To develop students’ knowledge so that they are able to understand the regulatory and conceptual frameworks which underpin the preparation of limited company financial statements
  • To develop students’ knowledge and skills so that they able to understand and apply International Financial Reporting Standards and relevant legislation in the drafting of financial statements of single limited companies and consolidated financial statements
  • To develop students’ knowledge and skills so that they are able to analyse and interpret the financial statements of limited companies using ratio analysis

Unit 2 – Management Accounting: Budgeting (MABU)

  • Prepare forecasts of income and expenditure
  • Prepare budgets
  • Assess the impact of internal and external factors on budgets
  • Use budgetary control to improve organisational performance
  • Report budgetary information to management in a clear and appropriate format

Unit 3 – Management Accounting: Decision and Control (MDCL)

  • Collate and analyse cost information from various sources
  • Be able to use standard costing to analyse performance
  • Be able to use appropriate techniques to measure performance and manage costs
  • Make suggestions for improving financial performance by monitoring and analysing information
  • Prepare performance reports for management

Unit 4 – Accounting Systems and Controls (ASYC)

  • Understand the role of accounting within the organisation
  • Understand the importance and use of internal control systems
  • Evaluate the accounting system and identify areas for improvement
  • Conduct an ethical evaluation of the accounting systems
  • Conduct a sustainability evaluation of the accounting system
  • Make recommendations to improve the accounting system

Optional units – You will be required to choose 2 from the following:

Unit 5 – Cash and Treasury Management (CTRM)

  • Use statistical techniques and financial information to prepare forecasts of income and expenditure
  • Prepare cash budgets
  • Use cash budgets to monitor cash flow within the organisation
  • Manage cash balances effectively
  • Raise finance in accordance with organisational requirements
  • Invest surplus funds observing organisational policies

Unit 6 – Credit Management (CDMT)

  • Understand relevant legislation that impacts upon credit management
  • Use information from a variety of sources to grant credit to customers within organisational guidelines
  • Use a range of techniques for the collection of debts
  • Monitor and control the supply of credit

Unit 7 – Personal Tax (PLTX)

  • Demonstrate an understanding of legislation and procedures relating to personal tax
  • Understand the current taxation principles of income from employment, investment income, property income and capital gains tax
  • Calculate income from all sources and apply relevant allowances, deductions and reliefs to prepare accurate income tax computations
  • Calculate the income tax liability of an individual
  • Calculate the capital gains tax liability of an individual
  • Prepare accurate computations and complete sections of relevant tax returns

Unit 8 – Business Tax (BSTX)

  • Understand the impact of legislation and legislative changes
  • Understand tax law and its implications for unincorporated businesses
  • Understand tax law and its implications for incorporated businesses
  • Understand how to treat capital assets and prepare the relevant pages of a tax return for an unincorporated business and accurately produce the computations to support this
  • Correctly complete corporation tax returns with all supporting computations for incorporated businesses

Unit 9 – External Auditing (ETAU)

  • In the External Auditing unit students develop an understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements relating to external audit engagements and how the external audit process meets those requirements.
  • Students should demonstrate knowledge of the concept of assurance, internal controls within accounting systems, the different types of audit evidence and the use of interview and listening skills.
  • Students should understand the role of materiality and risk assessment in the external audit process

The units within Level 2, 3 and 4 are assessed by means of Computer Based Assessments (CBA). These are to be completed at the approved AAT assessment centre of your choice (subject to availability).

Assessment fees are payable to the centre/venue and may incur an administration fee.

On completion of all units you will be presented with a certificate from the AAT

Assessment preparation

A series of online knowledge tests throughout the courses, End of course tests and Online exam simulation tests (Mock Assessments) are the perfect way to ensure you have the best possible chance of success. Our specialist department will provide you with feedback advice and support, plus any additional lessons and tests you may need prior to taking an assessment.

Arranging an assessment:

A major advantage with our home study courses is the flexibility for taking assessments. There are over 200 external assessment venues available in the UK. To find your nearest venue go to https://www.aat.org.uk/assessment/assessment-venue/search

Just enter your postcode and the distance in miles you are willing to travel and hit Submit. You will see the venues in order starting with the nearest to you.

So when the time comes to take an assessment you can choose from the list and contact them to arrange a suitable time and date.

 

Q: What is the average completion time for these courses?

A: Much depends on how easily you adapt or if you have any previous knowledge or experience. Our statistics show that our students take anything from 18 months to 36 months of active study to complete a Level 2, 3 and 4 combined course.

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