This package includes all Eleven units making up the Level 2 Foundation Certificate and Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting qualification.
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This package makes up the Level 2 and 3 AAT qualifications ‘Level 2 Foundation Certificate’ & ‘Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting’.
- Training Link’s bespoke printed AND online materials
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- 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
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This course consists of Eleven units for 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.
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:
- 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 within our AAT qualifications, you will be supplied study materials for Spreadsheet Software and Professional Ethics and have access to assignments, mock exams and tutor support.
Exams are to be taken at an AAT approved exam venue.
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For these AAT qualifications, a good understanding of the English language is essential.
Approximately 420 to 490 hours average study time with our time saving utilities.
Ofqual suggest the Total Qualification Time equates to 860 hours for both levels.
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.
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 6 months to 24 months to complete a Level 2 and 3 combined course.
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
The 11 units within Level 2 and 3 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 11 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.
The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting is subject to re-sit restrictions.
Students will only be entered for an assessment once they are well prepared and they are expected to pass.
The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting is subject to re-sit restrictions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland when offered to 16–19-year-old students as part of their study programme. If those students who are subject to re-sit restrictions fail any of the unit or synoptic assessments at the first sitting, they will have only one opportunity to re-sit the assessment, which will be different from the first, within their programme of study. If they do not pass an assessment after one re-sit, they will not be able to undertake further attempts within their current agreed study programme and will not have achieved the qualification.
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