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Level 2 Bookkeeping

Course Code: AABK2
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • Duration: 18 weeks
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Thursday 9am - 4pm

What's it all about?

Students studying this qualification will develop practical accountancy skills in the double-entry bookkeeping system and in using associated documents and processes while gaining an understanding that digital accounting systems are automating some of the stages in the process.

 

Students will cover transactions for accuracy, make entries in appropriate books and ledgers and calculate sales invoices and credit notes.

 

To ensure this is the correct qualification for you, please visit the AAT website.

Course information

Introduction to Bookkeeping

This unit provides students with an understanding of manual and digital bookkeeping systems, including the associated documents and processes. Students will learn the basic principles that underpin the double-entry bookkeeping systems.
Percentage contribution of this unit to the overall qualification grade: 50%.
Learning outcomes

  • understand how to set up bookkeeping systems
  • process customer transactions
  • process supplier transactions
  • process receipts and payments
  • process transactions into the ledger accounts.
Principles of Bookkeeping Controls

This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired from studying Introduction to Bookkeeping and explores control accounts, journals and reconciliations. Students will develop the ability to prepare the value added tax (VAT) control accounts as well as the receivables and payables ledger accounts. They will use the journal to record a variety of transactions, including the correction errors. Students will be able to redraft the initial trial balance, following adjustments.
Percentage contribution of this unit to the overall qualification grade: 50%.
Learning outcomes

  • use control accounts
  • reconcile a bank statement with the cash book
  • use the journal
  • produce trial balances.

The AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the Certificate in Bookkeeping. However, for the best chance of success, students are required to have a Level 2 in English and Maths. An initial assessment is required and you will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in the subject. Also recommended, the AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping, but not essential.

You will be assessed by controlled assessments/exams.

For progression, please visit the AAT website.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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What you could earn:

Chartered and Certified Accountants

£67,389.03

Potential salary

£18,113.82

Entry level salary

£38,412.12

Average salary

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