Accounting (AAT) - 16-19

Level 2/3, AAT Fast Track

Duration: One Year

Location: Benfleet

Start Date: September

Course Description

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The Fast Track AAT course is for students with strong literacy and numeracy skills who can cope with learning at a fast pace.

AAT qualifications are held in high regard in the financial sector both at home and abroad, meaning that you would be able to work anywhere in the world once you complete your qualification.

The Level 2 AAT Bookkeeping in Accounting will be completed in the first term, with progression, if successful, to the Level 3 Advanced Diploma thereafter.

You will be able to prepare and record financial documentation, maintain and reconcile the cash book, maintain petty cash records, process business transactions and extract a trial balance.

Modules

Level 2

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls.

Level 3

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

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

You will be taught basic Accounting skills and concepts, including double entry, and will then progress to accounts preparation. You will develop strong practical skills, though the underlying theory will also be taught. You will take 10 computer-based assessments throughout the year, after the teaching of each unit has been completed.

Why Should I Choose Seevic College?

  • You will gain practical skills valued by employers and will be well equipped to either find employment as a bookkeeper, an accounts trainee or continue with your studies either at university (as the Level 3 AAT Diploma attracts 160 UCAS points), or at Level 4.
  • Both the Level 3 and 4 qualifications provide access to a range of accounting/finance related university degree courses or further accounting studies including ACCA and CIMA qualifications. 
  • A period of work experience will be built into your course so that you can gain practical experience in your chosen area and practice and develop your skills.
  • Many of your tutors will be practising accountants or former finance professionals, who are able to bring real life examples into their teaching and discuss your chosen career path with you.  

What Could I Do Next?

You’ll gain the practical skills that employers value and will be well equipped to either find employment as a Bookkeeper, an Accounts Trainee or continue with your studies either at university (the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma can be worth up to 160 UCAS points) or at Level 4. Both the Level 3 and 4 qualifications provide access to a range of Accounting/Finance related university degree courses or further accounting studies including ACCA and CIMA qualifications

Former students have gone on to work for both large and small accountancy practices in London and locally. Many have continued their studies at university taking degrees in Accounting/Finance while others have taken further professional examinations leading to Chartered status. 

General Entry Requirements

AAT Foundation or a minimum of four GCSEs at grade B/5 or above.

Specific Entry Requirements

Grade B/5 or above in GCSE English Language and Maths.

Additional Costs

  • You will need to purchase your own textbooks at a cost of approximately £100; this will allow you to customise your books as required, and will give you a reference source that can be used in your future career.
  • You will also need a non-programmable calculator and appropriate stationery, including ring binders and lined paper for note taking.
  • There may also be course related trips at a reasonable cost.

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