The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance.
The purpose is to offer grounding in the core accounting knowledge and skills needed to progress either to employment or to further study. This qualification is suitable for young people who have just left school as well as for adults returning to work after a break or for anyone wishing to change career. The Foundation Certificate is open to those who are working and those who are not currently in employment.
This qualification could help someone who is already working in an entry-level finance role to progress in their career by offering them development and formal recognition of their skills.
Whilst there are no prerequisites for access to this course we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and Maths, for example Certification at National 5 for both would be appropriate. If candidates wishing to apply have other relevant school or college qualifications, a degree or some accounting experience then these may be considered as appropriate entry requirements.
The qualification covers 5 mandatory subjects. 4 of the units are assessed individually in end of unit computer based assessments, and the final Synoptic Assessment is taken at the end of the qualification once the other 4 units have been achieved. This unit brings together learning from the other 4 units plus some additional learning.
- Book keeping transactions
- Book keeping controls
- Elements of costing
- Using accounting software
- Work effectively in finance
How Course Is Assessed:
- Computersied end of unit exams
Number of Days per week:
- Minimum 2 passes at SCQF Level 5 successful interview
English Proficiency Requirements:
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements:
- Required to take the AAT Skills Check to indicate the entry point
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- This course can be used as a stepping-stone to recognition by industry-renowned institutes such as ICAS, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA.
- AAT Diploma in Accounting
Fees - Information about funding can be found here
Fee: £1100 Open Learning (year 1) Use our Funding Tool to assist you with financial support
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