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This qualification is intended for those either working or aspiring to work, in a junior accounting position to gain an understanding of the processing role. It is the progression route through the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualifications for those with AAT Level 1 Access, or for those without the experience of double entry book keeping. The course is delivered by an experienced, supportive team of qualified and experienced staff.

  • Day time option - Tuesday (09.15 - 15.45) - due to complete Easter 2021
  • Evening option - Wednesday (18.00 - 21.00) - due to complete June 2021

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping 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 manual bookkeeping.

Manual bookkeeping underpins all accountancy and finance roles. Studying the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping helps students to develop a strong foundation of bookkeeping knowledge and skills needed to work in accountancy and finance or to go on to study higher-level bookkeeping or accountancy. Students completing this qualification will be able to confidently carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks.

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 started studying accountancy and bookkeeping with AAT.

This qualification is intended for those either working or aspiring to work, in a bookkeeping position to gain an understanding of the processing role. It is the progression route through the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualifications for those with AAT Level 1 Access, or for those without the experience of double entry book keeping. The course is delivered by an experienced, supportive team of qualified and experienced staff.

An Accounts or finance assistant  is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business. The Accounts or finance assistant is responsible for assisting the team of accountants with junior accounting duties. These can vary massively depending on the team structure and size of business. An Accounts or finance assistant's work could include basic bookkeeping activities, working with sales and purchase ledgers, running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct, recording of cash and data entry. Accounts or finance assistant can work in almost any sector. Potential employers include corporate businesses, sole traders, partnerships, Public sector, not-for-profit organisations and educational institutions. Accounts or finance assistant may work in-house for an organisation or they might work for accountancy firm, bookkeeping practice, Shared Service provider, self-employed or on behalf of several different clients.

Please note: We are still accepting applications for 2020/21 at present. Please see the 'I'm interested. What should I do now?' section if you wish to apply or click 'Apply Online' to get started.

This course is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. It gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment.

Business employers value employees who are able to communicate effectively both verbally and using electronic communication methods. The course provides opportunities for learners to develop their communication skills as they progress. This can be both through presentations and discussions in which they have the opportunity to express their opinions. Learners are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and achievement, taking into account industry standards for behaviour and performance.

 

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