About the course
There is a daytime and evening course available. Daytime 9.15-15.45, evening 18.00-21.00. Both run on Wednesdays.
The AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software provides an entry point for anyone wishing to start a career in accountancy or finance. It 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. The purpose of the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks using accounting software confidently.
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. It also offers progression for students who have already started studying accounting software with AAT.
AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software. However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths.
AAT Level 2 Foundation Award in Accounting Software
What you'll learn (core modules)
The purpose of the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software is to ensure that students have the data processing and accounting software skills necessary for most finance roles. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks using accounting software in one mandatory unit.
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.
How will I be assessed?
Students must successfully complete one unit assessment to achieve this qualification. All assessments are computer based, time limited and are set and marked by the AAT. The assessments will take place at our Bury St Edmunds campus. The qualification is not graded.
Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)
Predominantly in classrooms with access to PCs at our Bury St Edmunds campus.
Where will this course take me?
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:
- a clerical assistant
- a trainee bookkeeper
- an accounts clerk
- a finance assistant
How much will it cost?
£150 as at 17/18 prices. This is subject to change.
If you need help with funding
There are bursaries available to students that meet certain criteria, please speak/visit student welfare for further information.
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Days & times
Wednesday 18:00 - 21:00