Certificate in Accounting with AAT

Programme Outline

This will also be a useful qualification to gain if you’re a business owner wanting to confidently maintain and manage your business finances.
No matter your reasons for studying this qualification, you can be confident you’ll gain a level of knowledge that can apply in any business setting.

There are a number of career and training progression options available from this qualification. If you have a goal of working as an Accountant or Management Accountant, for example, with this qualification you could opt to continue your studies and seek to gain a
Diploma in Accounting qualification and then further consolidate your skills and take them to the top level with a Diploma in Professional Accounting.

Every business needs people with a strong grasp of figures, but these days to be in demand you also need to have the technical know-how to be able to input and report financial information using the latest software. Being able to provide senior management with accurate
and timely reports and data analysis is crucial.

Whether you’ve already got basic skills or are venturing into the world of finance for the first time, this qualification could be the catalyst to truly launch your career in accounting.

This robust programme combines Pitman Training’s renowned practical approach to learning with industry leading knowledge from AAT, the professional awarding body for accountancy. * Level 2 is the equivalent of Level 4 in Ireland and Level 5 in Scotland.

Climb the Career Ladder
This is an excellent programme for those who wish to gain the skillset required to work in the financial industry. You’ll study a range of courses, including manual and computerised bookkeeping, Sage, and costing, along with gaining invaluable spreadsheet knowledge.
Not only will you gain the essential knowledge and understanding of basic accounting procedures, on successful completion you will be able to present your accounting qualification to potential employers and be confident in the knowledge that you’ve put yourself in the best possible position to climb the accounting career ladder.

This certificate programme holds valuable skills for any accounting professional. Whether working within a large or small organisation, as a consultant, or self-employed accountant, the skills learnt here are valuable to all. Small business owners who look after their own finances will also find this course beneficial. For the duration of your studies, you’ll gain access to My AAT, the online AAT study support site, with
resources, study guides, practice assessments, etc. Once you’ve successfully completed your training, you’ll gain a Pitman Training certificate and be well placed to gain the AAT Certificate in Accounting qualification.

Certificate in Accounting with AAT

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Course Info

Duration 230 hours flexi study or 9 weeks full-time (Full-time based on approx 20-30 hours a week)
Training Type Certificates
Study Type In centre, Online

Awards & Qualifications

Awarded 230 CPD points upon successful completion

Is this course right for me?

This is an essential Level 2* qualification for anyone starting out on their financial career path looking for junior/entry-level positions, such as Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant, and Purchase Ledger Clerk.

 

Awarded 230 CPD points upon successful completion
Duration 230 hours flexi study or 9 weeks full-time (Full-time based on approx 20-30 hours a week)

Course Content

Core Courses

Bookkeeping Transactions and Controls Part 1
This course will help you learn the processes and procedures involved in manual bookkeeping. You will cover the double-entry system, the basics of VAT, checking invoices for accuracy, day books, general ledger, purchase ledger and sales ledger, prompt payment discount, petty cash books, balancing ledger accounts, and many other aspects of manual bookkeeping.

Bookkeeping Transactions and Controls Part 2
The course is ideal for those who would like to work as a Bookkeeper or Accounts Assistant. This intermediate bookkeeping course is suited to those who wish to further develop their bookkeeping skills and want to learn the correct methods and techniques to be able to confidently manage the financial records of businesses and other organisations.

Sage 50 Accounts
Convert your manual bookkeeping skills to computerised accounts using this most popular software.is to provide you with the tools to evaluate internal controls and to recommend improvements.

Principles of Costing
This course provides an introduction to the principles of basic costing and builds a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills required for more complex costing and management accounting. You will learn the importance of the costing system as a source of
information that allows management to plan, make decisions, and control costs. You will come to understand the key differences
between costing and pricing and financial accounting from a business perspective.

The Business Environment
This course will provide knowledge and understanding of key business concepts and their practical application in the external and internal environment in which you will work. You will gain an understanding of the legal system and principles of contract law and also about wider issues impacting businesses, including the global economic environment in which it operates, how governments
impact upon it, and the competitive nature of the global economy.

AAT Exams
To gain the AAT Level 2 qualification you will need to sit the following exams:
• Introduction to Bookkeeping
• Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
• Principles of Costing
• The Business Environment

Course Overview

Aims and Objectives
Packed full of practical training, the Certificate in Accounting with AAT is your blueprint for building a successful career in finance.

Career Path
This programme is ideal if you’re looking for a career in accounts and finance, working as an Accounts Assistant, or Bookkeeper. From here, you could progress to undertake the AAT Level 3 qualification which could lead to a career as an Accountant, Management Accountant, or Finance Manager.

Pre-Requisites
There are no formal pre-requisites required.

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