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This new and exciting live online qualification will enable you to gain an overview of the world of accounting and finance as well as developing the fundamental numeracy and literacy skills which are essential should you subsequently decide to study for the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping.
This course will be delivered online and all resources will be provided electronically. If learners wish to print out the electronic resources at home, it is estimated that this would cost approximately £8 in printing costs.
The course is made up of the following four short units:
Students will study each of these four units and will take an end of course exam which covers all of the material covered in these units. Students who successfully pass the examination will be awarded the AAT Level 1 Award in Accounting.
Whilst AAT are currently planning to offer learners the opportunity to sit some exams remotely due to the Coronavirus situation, it may be necessary for learners to come into college to sit some exams or, where learners are studying outside of the Sussex area, it may be necessary for them to make arrangements to sit some exams at an AAT exam centre local to them. Where learners need to come into college to sit exams, appropriate social distancing and hygiene measures will be implemented.
Whilst there are no formal entry requirements for this course, it is expected that students will have a sound grasp of written and spoken English and a reasonable level of numeracy. Students should also have a basic level of IT skills.
As this course will be online you will require:
Students will need to bring a calculator to each lesson, ideally a desktop calculator. Students should also bring a pen, a pencil, highlighter pens and a notebook to each lesson.
Students will be taught through live online classes, using a variety of interactive and collaborative teaching and learning methods, and using bespoke learning materials. Lessons will inlclude a wide range of engaging learning activities, including tutor demonstrations and explanations, consolidation exercises, written classwork and homework exercises and practice exams. All learning materials, including fully worked model answers, are available online to students and all students are encouraged to engage with these on a regular basis.
Progress is checked throughout the course through the completion of classwork and homework exercises. Progress will also be checked through tutor feedback given to students and through the use of recap exercises at the start of lessons, to enable students to ensure that they have understood the work covered during the previous lesson.
Students will be required to complete approximately one hour of independent study per week during the course. During the revision period for the end of course examination, students should expect to spend considerably longer than this in independent study.
Students who have successfully completed this course can apply to study on the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping course.