Is this course right for me?
Are you looking to begin a career in finance or further your understanding in accounting? Accountancy is a highly-skilled and highly-disciplined field, which is why good Accountants remain in demand across the UK. In fact, research shows that country will need around 80,000 additional Accountants by 2050 and this is an industry full of opportunities!
The AAT Certificate is a Level 2 programme designed to develop sound basic skills in finance and accounting which can be used at work. Students can use their knowledge and skills in accounting and finance in Accounting Departments or in any other work setting that involves dealing with financial matters. AAT courses give students the skills as well as the qualification they need to take their study further. The courses are designed to build confidence and personal development and to enable learners to work independently and successfully in order to move to the next Level. AAT is a national suite of qualifications recognised by employers across the country. AAT students are valued for their determination and independent study skills.
Your areas of study will include: Using accounting software Bookkeeping transactions Bookkeeping controls Elements of costing Ethical business practice Understanding job roles in finance and accounting
The Units are assessed through online exams. You will work through assessments regularly so that you and your teacher can check your progress and go over any topics you are finding difficult. There will be practice exams before you sit the final examinations themselves.
Your Tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.
Your Study Programme includes valuable additions to help you succeed!
Personal Professional Development sessions (PPD) will teach you valuable skills that employers are looking for including communication, time management and life skills that you can take with you anywhere you go!
You will have a regular 1:1 appointment with highly qualified and experienced professionals who will help you to manage your workload, give you valuable feedback and ensure that you meet College expectations.
English & Maths: You may not be sure whether these subjects are relevant to you, but good English and Maths skills will be vital to any career path and we're here to support you in developing yours.
Work Experience is crucial to preparing you for your next steps and here you will have access to a wide range of employers to make sure you gain plenty of workplace experience. Careers Advice & Guidance is available throughout your time at CBC from our friendly, dedicated Advisors. They can provide you with a wide range of support including CV writing, UCAS applications, interview skills and much more.
What options are there after completing this course?
Upon completing your course, you have a great range of options available to help you continue your adventure. You can progress to the Level 3 AAT Diploma once you have completed Level 2. AAT is a suite of qualifications that can lead you to degree level or beyond. Want to know more? Click here to see where this course can take you!
Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.
This is a demanding course and you will have to make sure that you have time each week to do a substantial amount of preparation and practice. The course runs 9.00 Ð 4.30 on Mondays.
You will need basic stationery, and a good USB stick and a good calculator are useful. We have an excellent LRC and good IT facilities at college. Your registration with AAT gives you access to the materials youÕll need to study and revise.
This course is also available part-time with an evening and day-time option.