The purpose of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is to offer grounding in the core accounting knowledge and skills needed to progress either to employment or to further study. This qualification is suitable for young people who have just left school as well as for adults returning to work after a break or for anyone wishing to change career.
How long will the qualification take?
The Foundation Certificate is open to those who are working and those who are not currently in employment. This qualification could also help someone who is already working in an entry-level finance role to progress in their career by offering them development and formal recognition of their skills. AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting.
What does the qualification cover?
The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) covers a range of foundation accounting and finance skills in five mandatory units (240 guided learning hours):
• Bookkeeping Transactions
• Bookkeeping Controls
• Elements of Costing
• Using Accounting Software
• Work Effectively in Finance
The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are well prepared to progress into a career in business, finance or professional accountancy, or into further education
• an accounts administrator
• an accounts assistant
• an accounts payable clerk
• a purchase/sales ledger clerk
• a trainee accounting technician
• a trainee finance assistant
The accountancy and finance knowledge developed in this qualification is also the underpinning knowledge needed for the higher-level accountancy and financial skills developed in the AAT Advanced and Professional Accounting Qualifications:
• AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting
• AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting
Cost and venue
We run the course throughout the year at our Watford Training Centre, 21 Station Road, Watford, WD17 1AP – close to Watford Junction Station which is just 20 minutes from Euston.
Cost of course £750 +VAT
Membership of AAT not included in the cost.
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