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AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres or via Online Distance Learning through our Pitman Campus.

Whether you’ve already got basic skills or are venturing into the world of finance for the first time, this qualification could be the rocket to really launch your career. This powerful diploma combines the excellence of Pitman Training’s reputation and practical learning with industry leading knowledge from AAT, the professional body for accountancy.

Once you’ve successfully completed the course and the associated qualification exams you will gain a Pitman Training Certificate and the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) qualification.

Course Duration: 200 hours

CPD Points: 115

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Core Courses

Book-Keeping Transactions and Controls Part 1

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.

Book-Keeping Transactions and Controls Part 2

This course will help you learn the processes and methods involved in intermediate manual bookkeeping. You will cover  cash and bank reconciliations, balancing ledger accounts, using the journal, credit control, bad debt, payroll, VAT schemes, error correction, control accounts and many other aspects of manual bookkeeping.

Sage 50 Accounts

Convert your manual book-keeping skills to computerised accounts using the most popular software.

Elements of Costing

Learn about the cost recording system within an organisation; using cost recording techniques; learn how to provide information on actual and budgeted costs and income.

Work Effectively in Finance

Learn the finance function within an organisation; use personal skills development in finance; produce work effectively; learn about corporate responsibility, ethics and sustainability within organisations.

Designed for those who wish to work as a Finance Assistant, Accounts Assistant or who want to get their foot on the ladder to train as an Accountant. Whether working within a large or small organisation, or as a consultant or self-employed accountant, the skills learnt here are valuable to all. Small business owners who look after their own finances also find this training hugely beneficial.

This is a fantastic course for those who wish to gain the skillset required to work in the financial industry.

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.

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

ITA (Individual Training Account) funding may be available for this course. Please contact us for more information.

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