AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 (Part-Time)

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Business

Attendance Part-Time

Overview

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation course is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills.

The course is delivered either in class one day per week or through a mix of online and on campus learning with our partner Mindful Education.

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 recognized. 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: September 2020. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk.
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Start Date: 17/01/2021 at 18:00
Duration: 12 Months
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Start Date: 17/01/2021 at 09:30
Duration: 12 Months
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing a career in accountancy or finance. The purpose of this qualification is to offer grounding in the core accounting knowledge and skills needed to progress either to employment or to further study.

This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration - covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software.

Qualification Gained

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.

How to Apply

Online

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

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.

 

Course Content

You will cover the following units:

  • Book Keeping Transactions
  • Book Keeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Work Effectively in Finance
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Computerised Accounts

Learning Methods

This course can either be studied through classroom based learning or through a blend of online and on campus learning with our partner Mindful Education

Classroom based learners will attend Newcastle College Business Academy either one full day per week or two evenings per week.

Mindful Education delivery model

Online video lectures are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer, meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to enhance the learning experience further.

On campus, you benefit from regular college classes – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Experienced tutors will discuss and reinforce what you have learnt during your online study and are on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment.

Assessment Methods

All AAT assessments are practical computer based assessments (CBA's) and marked automatically. During the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting, you will sit five assessments which must be sat at Newcastle College.

Progression Opportunities

AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

Career Opportunities

"Finance is at the heart of every business, so demand for accounting and finance skills will never go away. Jobs in accounting and finance are extremely diverse and deliver exciting career opportunities. With AAT on your CV, you demonstrate a level of industry excellence and work-readiness sought after by employers across all industries." (AAT)

Entry Requirements

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

For students with English as a second language, you will need to provide IELTS cert.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

 

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.