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Level 2 Foundation Award in Accounting Software (Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton)
1BAAT-04GQ

(Women Only - Residential option)
Foundation Award in Accounting Software.

Course Content

The AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software provides an entry point for anyone wishing to start a career in accountancy or finance. With this qualification you can build on your knowledge of accounting software packages. You will learn how to use SAGE, a leading accounting package used by thousands of businesses in the UK. In this course, you will learn practical skills, from using accounting software, entering accounting transactions and producing a range of reports. The course may also support career progression for those already in employment by formally recognising their skills in using accounting software. In the modern business environment, processing data and information into accounting software is a necessary task in most finance roles. This qualification is suitable for those already working in finance, those returning to work after a break or those wishing to change career. The qualification is open to those who are working and those who are not currently in employment. In this qualification you will master more complex accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants. 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.

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, 13/03/2018 and the 05/06/2018. 1.00 to 5.00pm

Assessment Methods

Students must successfully complete one unit assessment 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 learning. A student completing this qualification will be able to use an accounting software package to perform accounting transactions. They will understand how to process financial information in accordance with set procedures and schedules and how to provide information to colleagues, suppliers and/or customers as required. The AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software can lead to further study in bookkeeping or accountancy or to employment as:
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Additional Information

The qualification is composed of a single mandatory unit, assessed in a single end-of-unit assessment. A student completing this qualification will develop practical accountancy skills in entering accounting transactions into accounting software and performing bank reconciliations. Students will understand the main features of accounting software and be able to enter information correctly. They will set up general ledger accounts for new and existing businesses and process typical bookkeeping entries. These will include processing sales and purchase documentation, recording bank and cash entries, and carrying out bank reconciliations. Students will also learn how to produce reports using the software and understand the purpose of these reports

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