This package includes all five units making up the ‘Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting’.
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This AAT level 2 course consists of five units for which you will receive individual workbooks containing lessons, examples and activities. There is also one synoptic assessment concluding this level of study.
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The five units 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 is the most popular choice in the industry and is 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 Finance (WEAF)
This is the final unit, 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 the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate course, covering general topics and questions from what has been learned in the five Units above.
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There are no prerequisites for the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate course, although a good understanding of the English language is essential.
Approximately 170 to 190 hours of active study time with our time saving utilities.
Ofqual suggest the Total Qualification Time equates to 340 hours.
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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 2 months to 18 months to complete a Level 2 course.
Q: What sort of job could I apply for once I’ve completed this course?
A: There are a number of positions that might fit your remit, some of which are:
- Sales ledger clerk
- Accounts assistant
- Data entry clerk
- Junior/trainee in an accounting firm
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
The 5 units within Level 2 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 5 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.
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