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This new and exciting live online qualification will enable you to develop a wide range of key bookkeeping skills that are highly valued by employers. You will study two units, Bookkeeping Transactions and Bookkeeping Controls, and will take an examination at the end of each unit. AAT registration fees and exam fees for the first sitting of each exam are included in the course fee. Any exam resit fees are not included. You will need to have good levels of spoken and written English and a high level of numeracy. Experience of working in a finance environment is useful, but not essential.
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 £25 in printing costs.
This course is made up of two units:
Each unit is assessed by an end of unit externally set examination, which covers all of the material covered in each unit. Students who pass both exams will be awarded the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping.
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.
Students should have a good level of written and spoken English and Maths, equivalent to GCSE grade ‘C’ or above, or Functional Skills Level 2. Students should also have basic 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 ensure that students have understood the work covered during the previous lesson.
Students will be required to complete approximately two hours of independent study per week during the course. During the revision period for the end of unit examinations, 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 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping.