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Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2 AAT (Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton)
1BAAT-03EQ

(Women Only - Residential option)
Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping.

Course Content

Studying the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping helps students to develop a strong foundation of the accounting and bookkeeping skills needed to work in accountancy and finance. Students completing this qualification will be able to confidently carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks. The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the leading awarding body for the accounting sector; If you have always been interested in organising your own finances or helping others get their accounts in order, accounting/bookkeeping can make for a dynamic and rewarding career, offering flexibility, variety and excellent financial returns in your career.

Entry Requirements

None. However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths. Accountants work at the very heart of a business and are expected to be able to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience.
Please contact our learner services team at enrol@ rhacc.ac.uk or call on 0208 399 2688 for more information and advice. You can also book onto one of our Advice and guidance sessions which will take place on 01/02/2018, 08/02/2018 and the 13/03/2018. 1.00 to 5.00pm. information clearly and appropriately to a given audience.

Assessment Methods

Students must successfully complete two unit assessments to achieve this qualification.

Further Study Options

The skills developed by studying this qualification will enable a student to seek employment with confidence and/or to progress to the next level of AAT learning. A student completing this qualification will develop the underpinning skills required in all accountancy and finance roles. They will use bookkeeping skills to confidently perform accounting transactions and understand how to process financial information in accordance with set procedures and schedules. The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping can lead to further study in bookkeeping or accountancy or to employment as:
?? a clerical assistant
?? a trainee bookkeeper
?? an accounts clerk
?? a finance assistant
?? an accounts administrator.

Additional Information

The qualification is composed of two mandatory units, assessed in two end-of-unit assessments: ?? Bookkeeping Transactions ?? Bookkeeping Controls. A student completing this qualification will develop practical accountancy skills in the double-entry bookkeeping system and in using associated documents and processes. Students will be able to check transactions for accuracy, make entries in appropriate books and ledgers, and calculate sales invoices and credit notes. They will also cover more complex foundation level bookkeeping procedures, including dealing with VAT, reconciliation and trial balances, and will develop their understanding of the relationship between the various accounting records.

Most learners who opt to study on a residential basis can apply for bursary funding to pay their residential fees. For those who are not eligible, the costs are:

Residential students (accommodation and meals) £ 68
Residential students (accommodation only) £ 58
Residential children (accommodated with parent and meals) £ 34

Childcare cost per child per day (weekday) £ 65
Childcare cost per child per day (weekend) £100

Day students (meals) £ 10