AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Business

School NCG Direct

Attendance Distance Learning

Overview

The AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) are the UK’s leading professional body for vocational accountants. Working across the globe with around 130,000 members in more than 90 countries. AAT members are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world, including students, people already working in accountancy and self-employed business owners.
 

AAT accounting qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised. Organisations such as Morrison's, P&G, Baker and Tilley, the Ministry of Defence and many more continue to hire AAT qualified members for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, as AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism.

In short, an AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world and provides you with a professional status you can be proud of.


 

This course runs on the following dates:



Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk for more information.
Duration: 3 Months
Venue: Distance Learning

Who the course is for

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance. The purpose of this qualification is to offer a solid introduction to core bookkeeping knowledge and skills including trial balance standards and associated documents and processes.

Completion of this course could be either the first step to a career working as a professional bookkeeping, or alternatively be the start of your journey into accountancy leading to further AAT qualifications.


 

Qualification Gained

By completing and passing two modules you will gain an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping.

 

How to Apply

Online

Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

Telephone

Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

The course will consist of two modules:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls

 

Learning Methods

Supported online learners will have access to our Virtual Learning Environment which provides all course materials and content. Learners can log in at any time as long as they have internet access.

Learners will also have access to a Tutor to support them through their studies. Learners will be required to dedicate between 6 – 10 hours flexibly per week.

 

Assessment Methods

All AAT assessments are practical computer based assessments (CBAs) and marked automatically.

During the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping you will sit 2 assessments which must be sat either at Newcastle College or an external AAT Test Centre.

Progression Opportunities

After successfully completing the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting, you can either complete the remaining modules for the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2), or progress to the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) Online Learning course.

All learners wishing to progress directly to Level 3 must evidence their assessment performance and complete an interview to assess their application.
 

 

Career Opportunities


 

Entry Requirements

Learners wishing to study this qualification must hold GCSE’s in Mathematics and English at Grade C, 4 or above.

If a learner does not hold these qualifications an admission decision can be made based on their practical accounting work experience.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Reception
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

Please note, Learners are required to pay for the AAT subscription fee and their 2 assessment fees. For up to date information on these prices as well as to identify a local test centre please visit the AAT website https://www.aat.org.uk/

For further information please contact Newcastle College Business Academy on 0191 2266313.


 

Additional Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.