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AAT Accounting Level 2 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course will start on 9 September 2024 and again on 6 January 2025. Classes will run on a Monday. Times TBC. The course runs for 35 weeks.

Entry requirements

  • No formal qualifications are required although AAT Level 1 would be preferable
  • A good standard of Maths and English would be an advantage.

You will achieve

AAT  Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)

Course overview

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is the perfect starting point if you want to pursue a career in accounting. This qualification will give you a broad overview of accounting principles and practices. AAT Accounting Level 2 provides a strong foundation for further study. If you have some experience in accounting, this qualification will build on your existing knowledge and skills.

This programme is geared to providing you with the practical skills and financial expertise to allow you to follow a rewarding career in professional accountancy. Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and an understanding of the business environment, all of which are covered by this qualification.

The completion of  AAT level 2 courses adequately prepares you for various job roles, including: Bookkeeper and Finance Assistant.

Course content

This qualification covers a range of foundation accounting and finance skills in four mandatory units:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
  • Principles of Costing
  • The Business Environment

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.

All of the units within the qualification are mandatory, each assessed individually with an end-of-unit computerised exam.

A student completing this qualification will develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers. Students will learn the impact that the digital environment has on organisations, from sole traders to large companies operating in local, national and global markets and will develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace.

You will be assessed by computerised based examinations after the completion of each core unit, with a final synoptic assessment that assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.

You will need to provide your own calculator, text book and writing materials.

Church Street campus
Church Street
S70 2AN

How much does the course cost?

This course costs £918. This course may be FREE to study depending on your circumstances – please see the drop-down option below for more details. You will need to register with AAT. A cost will be payable directly to AAT and this will give you access to study support resources for 12 months or until you complete the qualification, whichever comes first. AAT membership fee information can be found via the link below: https://www.aat.org.uk/membership/aat-student-membership

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

Part-time courses are only available for learners who are 19 years old and above. You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £23,400 a year, or if you are unemployed and receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

AAT Accounting Level 2 Part-time

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