This course is suitable for students who wish to specialise in Finance and Accounts, and secure employment in this area. This course is ideal if you want to develop the skills and knowledge needed to work in finance.
The Level 2 Certficate in Accounting and Business covers a range of basic accounting practices and techniques, from costing and double-entry bookkeeping to computerised accounts:-
- Processing bookkeeping transactions
- Control accounts, journals and the banking system
- Working Effectively in Accounting and Finance
- Basic Costing
- Computerised Accounting
- Applied business communications and personal skills
- Spreadsheet software
- Developing study skills
- Introduction to payroll systems
- Computerised payroll skills
Our Study Programme includes opportunities for you to develop your English and Maths skills as required. You may be expected to complete either functional skills or GCSE qualifications as part of your course depending on your GCSE results.
This course includes the opportunity to take part in an industry placement in a sector relevant to your qualification and study programme. The placement will take place 1 or 2 days per week on the days when you are not in college studying. Industry placements are designed to give you the skills to start work at the end of your studies, progress into an apprenticeship, or to add to your UCAS statement.
What qualification will I gain?
AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting and Business
5 GCSES Grades A*-C/4 including English and Mathematics.
What progression options will I have?
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting, or junior level employment in Accountancy or Finance.
What costs are involved?
16-18 - free
19+ - £1650
Exam Fees (payable by all aged 19 and over): £280
Registration fees of £126 to be paid by all students direct to AAT
Other Costs (payable by all students): £60 equipment
This course may also attract additional costs, for example, kit, uniform or books, that all students will be required to pay. Please contact the College for further details.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is by a combination of coursework and external computer-based examinations.