**Includes Sage 50 Professional Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Training with Certificates worth £375.00.**
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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The Professional Diploma in Accounting consists of fifteen Mandatory Units, two Optional Units PLUS Three Levels of Sage 50 Professional training, of which you will receive individual workbooks containing lessons, examples and activities.
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.
*This package also contains 3 workbooks covering Sage 50 Professional Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced*
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.
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).
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.
The Synoptic assessment tests everything you have learned so far plus:
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.
The four mandatory units and two optional units making up the Level 4 Professional Diploma are:
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)
Credit Management (CDMT)
Personal Tax (PLTX)
Business Tax (BSTX)
External Auditing (ETAU)
Exams are to be taken at an AAT approved exam venue.
A good understanding of the English language is essential.
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) plus 30 to 40 hours study time for the Sage 50 Professional elements.
You have up to 3 years support from the day you enrol to complete this professional package, 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
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
Unit 2 – Bookkeeping Controls
Unit 3 – Computerised Accounting
Unit 4 – Elements of Costing
Unit 5 – Working Effectively In Finance
Level 3 units:
Unit 1 – Further Aspects of VAT
Unit 2 – Advanced Bookkeeping
Unit 3 – Final Accounts Preparation
Unit 4 – Management Accounting – Costing
Unit 5 – Ethics for Accounting
Unit 6 – Spreadsheet for Accounting
Level 4 units:
Unit 1 – Financial Statements of Limited Companies (FSLC)
Unit 2 – Management Accounting: Budgeting (MABU)
Unit 3 – Management Accounting: Decision and Control (MDCL)
Unit 4 – Accounting Systems and Controls (ASYC)
Optional units – You will be required to choose 2 from the following:
Unit 5 – Cash and Treasury Management (CTRM)
Unit 6 – Credit Management (CDMT)
Unit 7 – Personal Tax (PLTX)
Unit 8 – Business Tax (BSTX)
Unit 9 – External Auditing (ETAU)
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
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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