The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance. The qualification ensures that students are well prepared to progress into a career in business, finance or professional accountancy, or into further education.

This qualification will usually take around one year to complete, but this will depend on study method and course timetable.

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting covers a range of foundation accounting and finance skills in five mandatory units:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Work Effectively in Finance

A student completing this qualification will develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers. Students will learn to use accounting software and to develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace. Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and an understanding of the business environment, all of which are covered by this qualification.

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance. The qualification ensures that students are well prepared to progress into a career in business, finance or professional accountancy, or into further education.

This combined AAT level 2 course consists of two courses for which there are three units. Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping consisting of two units plus the single unit covering the Foundation Award in Computerised Accounts.

The three AAT units making up the Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping are:

Bookkeeping Transactions (BTRN) This unit introduces you to double entry bookkeeping, the different types of accounts and records a business keeps and how to enter transactions into the accounts.

Bookkeeping Controls (BKCL) This unit follows on nicely from Bookkeeping Transactions. You will learn how to identify errors in the accounts and make corrections. You will also learn about the banking system and how to create a full set of accounts up to trial balance.

Using Accounting Software (UACS) For this unit you will be required to use your knowledge of bookkeeping and double entry to enter a company’s data into a computerised system.

This course is for you, if you wish to start on the first stage of your mainstream AAT studies. The course will give successful students the skills and knowledge to work competently, in Finance, accounting or bookkeeping role as well as the opportunity to progress their studies to the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance. The qualification ensures that students are well prepared to progress into a career in business, finance or professional accountancy, or into further education. This course covers a range of foundation accounting and finance skills in five mandatory units:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Work Effectively in Finance. A student completing this qualification will develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers. Students will learn to use accounting software and to develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace. Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and an understanding of the business environment, all of which are covered by this qualification. This course is for you, if you wish to start on the first stage of your mainstream AAT studies. The study programme will give successful students the skills and knowledge to work competently, in Finance, accounting or bookkeeping role as well as the opportunity to progress their studies to the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. Alongside your Accounting programme you will engage in a 1- week work experience and other employer engagement activities which will enable you to gain valuable skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

At Ealing Accounting Academy you will be involved in a unique programme that is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in a range of accounting related areas. Whether your goal is to get ready to start work in the accountancy field within a year or two, or to progress to HE and/or chartered accountancy, our programme will provide you with endless opportunities in the world of accounting.

Our programme is designed to provide you with the skills you will need to begin your career in accountancy and also help you master more complex financial processes, including final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, reports and returns and professional ethics.

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting covers a range of foundation accounting and finance skills in five mandatory units: - Bookkeeping Transactions - Bookkeeping Controls - Elements of Costing - Using Accounting Software - Work Effectively in Finance A student completing this qualification will develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers. Students will learn to use accounting software and to develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace. Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and an understanding of the business environment, all of which are covered by this qualification. This course is for you, if you wish to start on the first stage of your mainstream AAT studies. The study programme will give successful students the skills and knowledge to work competently, in Finance, accounting or bookkeeping role as well as the opportunity to progress their studies to the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. Alongside your Accounting programme you will engage in a 1- week work experience and other employer engagement activities which will enable you to gain valuable skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

At Ealing Accounting Academy you will be involved in a unique programme that is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in a range of accounting related areas. Whether your goal is to get ready to start work in the accountancy field within a year or two, or to progress to HE and/or chartered accountancy, our programme will provide you with endless opportunities in the world of accounting.

Our programme is designed to provide you with the skills you will need to begin your career in accountancy and also help you master more complex financial processes, including final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, reports and returns and professional ethics. The course is composed of two parts, part 1 of the programme will enable you to gain the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting and part 2 will enable you to gain the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

Part 1 ensures that students are well prepared to progress on to a career in business, finance or professional accountancy. At the end of part 1, you will have developed accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers. Part 2 of the programme covers a range of complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns.

UNITS

  • Bookkeeping Transactions

  • Bookkeeping Controls

  • Elements of Costing

  • Using Accounting Software

  • Work Effectively in Finance

  • Advanced Bookkeeping

  • Final Accounts Preparation

  • Management Accounting: Costing

  • Indirect Tax

  • Ethics for Accountants

  • Spreadsheets for Accounting

Alongside your Accounting programme you will engage in a 2- week work experience and other employer engagement activities which will enable you to gain valuable skills needed to succeed in a work place.

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting is a potential stepping stone for students to take into employment, further education or training. It may be suited to students studying part time alongside employment or to those already working in finance. This qualification will also suit those looking to gain the skills required to move into a career in finance as it provides a clear pathway towards a successful career in accounting and finance. On completion, students can progress to take the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting covers a range of complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. It comprises six mandatory units:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Ethics for Accountants
  • Spreadsheets for Accounting.

Access (Level 1) qualifications are an entry point for students who need additional support to develop their finance or business skills. These qualifications are designed to give students the introductory knowledge and confidence to take on higher level AAT qualifications and to progress in their lives and careers.

The AAT Access Award in Business Skills offers students at Level 1 the opportunity to develop key practical skills used in every business as a route into employment. On completion of this qualification, students will also be equipped with a strong foundation from which to progress to further study with AAT in either bookkeeping or accountancy if they would like to do so.

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Access Award in Business Skills. However, the ability to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience is a valuable skill in any role and in any type of business. For the best chance of success, we recommend students begin their studies with basic English & maths.

This course will introduce students to the world of work and develops their employability skills. The qualification covers a range of skills and the relevant supporting knowledge in three mandatory units:

  • Preparing for Work,
  • Using Numbers in Business,
  • Sales and Purchases in Business.

A student completing this qualification will develop an understanding of how different organisations operate, across both the public and private sectors. They will learn how to contribute effectively in the workplace by working with others, managing their time, behaving professionally and maintaining security of data. Students will develop the skills to identify jobs that match their skills and abilities and to apply for a job using an application form or CV.

This unit is about external audits of financial statements. These audits are undertaken in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (ISA) to provide assurance to the intended users regarding the credibility of the information contained within the financial statements. The unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to undertake an external audit under supervision. It is directed at students who wish to pursue a career in an accountancy firm that undertakes external audits. However, the coverage of accounting systems, internal controls and the control environment will provide those students wishing to pursue a career in finance or internal audit in any organisation with a strong foundation in governance procedures. On completion of this unit, students will: understand the essence and objectives of the audit process, and the ethical and professional implications of the regulatory requirements and pronouncements of the professional bodies; understand the nature and importance of internal controls and identify deficiencies in accounting systems; be able to contribute to the conduct of all stages of an external audit, including planning, gathering sufficient and appropriate evidence, and concluding and reporting findings in accordance with ISA. External Auditing is an optional unit. However, to take this unit, students require an understanding of the two Foundation level units, Bookkeeping Transactions and Bookkeeping Controls, the two Advanced level units, Advanced Bookkeeping and Final Accounts Preparation, and the Professional level unit, Financial Statements of Limited Companies. At Professional level, the coverage of internal controls in External Auditing will reinforce the knowledge and skills required in Accounting Systems and Controls.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of auditing
  2. Demonstrate the importance of professional ethics
  3. Evaluate the audited entity’s system of internal control
  4. Evaluate audit procedures for obtaining audit evidence
  5. Evaluate the planning process
  6. Evaluate audit procedures

This qualification comprises four mandatory units and two specialist units selected from a choice of five options. The mandatory units are:

  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Accounting Systems and Controls

The two optional units we will be offering at this centre are:

  • Business Tax
  • Credit Management

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance. The qualification ensures that students are well prepared to progress into a career in business, finance or professional accountancy, or into further education.

This qualification will usually take around one year to complete, but this will depend on study method and course timetable.

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting covers a range of foundation accounting and finance skills in five mandatory units:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Work Effectively in Finance

A student completing this qualification will develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers. Students will learn to use accounting software and to develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace. Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and an understanding of the business environment, all of which are covered by this qualification.