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The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping course introduces you to the basic principles and skills of bookkeeping (see details ), and prepares you to progress to the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting or AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping qualification. No previous accounting experience/qualifications required to enrol for this course.
This course is an ideal starting point if you are seeking a career in bookkeeping or accounting, or are looking to sharpen your bookkeeping skills for your business.
You can start this course immediately (learn at your own pace and convenience with full tutor support from us), or you can register for our upcoming (September 2018) live online tutor-led classes. See below for fees and other details.
This course is fully accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). Overseas learners are welcome. AAT’s qualifications are recognised internationally by employers and other professional accounting bodies such as ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, etc.
We offer two study options: Distance Learning and Live Online Learning (see details ).
Fees: £298. Fees include study material (around six books & one study folder; see details ), but does not include AAT membership fees and AAT assessment fees (see details ). Interest free payment plan available.
14 days "No Quibbles, Money Back" assurance (see details ).
This course is an ideal starting point if you want to pick up the bookkeeping skills without having to do the full Foundation Certificate in Accounting qualification. It would also be ideal for you if you are self-employed/running a business and want to learn how to record and process your business transactions.
After completion, you will be able to process cash and bank transactions; process sales and purchases; maintain sales and purchase ledger accounts and manage receivables and payables.
You will also be able to do reconciliations (bank, suppliers etc.) and prepare your trial balance. Finally, you will learn to process basic journal entries (also called double entries) and correct errors.
The course is made up of two units (each examinable by a two hour computer-based exam):
1 – Bookkeeping transactions
2 – Bookkeeping controls
1 – Bookkeeping transactions
• Understand financial transactions within a bookkeeping system
• Process customer transactions
• Process supplier transactions
• Process receipts and payments
• Process transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance
2 – Bookkeeping controls
• Understand payment methods
• Understand controls in a bookkeeping system
• Use control accounts
• Use the journal
• Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book
You will be assessed through computer based assessments which can be taken at any AAT assessment venue. There are various assessment venues and centres available for AAT computer- based exams all over the UK. Assessment fees are payable directly to the assessment venue.
You also have the option to do your exams at our exams centre in Milton Keynes for a discounted fee of £54 per exam.
There are two computer based assessments which can be taken any time at an AAT approved assessment venue.
There are various assessment venues and centres available for AAT computer- based exams all over the UK.
We at Learning Academy offer two study options for the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping course.
You can study at your own pace and convenience with full tutor support through our distance learning course, also known as “home study”, “self-study” or “correspondence” course. We provide you with all the study material you will need to prepare for your exams.
You can also join our live online tutor-led classes which allow you to learn in a classroom environment from the comfort of your home. Our next online batch starts in September 2018.
We will provide you with text books, work books, question banks and lecturer’s notes when you enrol. In addition, your tutor may also send you some activities (for practice and revision) via email from time to time.
This is an open qualification and there are no formal qualifications required.
However, you need to have good literacy and numeracy skills. This requirement can be supported in many ways, including:
• Your recent GCSE English and Maths grades.
• Any other relevant qualification completed in the UK that can support the levels of literacy and numeracy required.
• Your relevant work experience (including voluntary work) that can support the levels of literacy and numeracy required.
• A set of short numeracy and literacy tests designed by professional agencies that can be taken at our request (at no charge to you).
If you join the LIVE online course you need to have good IT skills to be able to participate and study. We will invite you for a demo session where you will be able to find out for yourself whether you will be comfortable using this new and unique way of learning. You also need to have good IT equipment (a desktop or a laptop) with high speed broadband connectivity.
You can progress to AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting. You can also top up your skills with a course in Computerised Accounting (using Sage or other suitable software). Please check with us for the options available.
As for your career progression, you can look forward to being employed as an accounts assistant in an accounts/finance department. You can also work in roles such as bookkeeper, ledger assistant, sales ledger clerk, accounts payable clerk, petty cashier, payroll assistant etc. You can continue your further studies while working to achieve a good balance of work experience with academic studies.
The syllabus for this qualification has been based on the information published by the AAT. For a detailed syllabus and guidance for this qualification please refer to the information available on AAT's website: https://www.aat.org.uk/prod/s3fs-public/assets/AAT_Foundation_Certificate_in_Bookkeeping_L2_Qual_Spec_Final.pdf We have tried to summarise the information available but cannot be held responsible for any omissions or inconsistencies.
Updated: June 2017.