The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (QCF) is suitable for learners who are new to finance whowish to gain a thorough grounding in accountancy knowledge and skills from costing and double-entrybookkeeping to computerized accounting. It offers an excellent base for students to move directly intojunior accountancy roles in business.The Level 2 Certificate is also included in the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Accounting and allowsprogression to higher levels of apprenticeship.Learners need no prior qualifications to complete this qualification.
This qualification equips learners with the skills they need to secure, and succeed in, junior accounting roles such as Accounts Assistant, Finance Assistant, Credit Control Assistant or PurchaseLedger Clerk.The AAT Level 2 Certificate is part of the full AAT suite of accountancy qualifications. Learners can begin their studies at Level 2 and progress through to the Level 4 Diploma in Accounting to becomequalified Accounting Technicians and AAT members.AAT also offers the Level 2 Diploma in Accounting and Business at this level. The Level 2 Diplomaincludes additional units on study and employability skills to complete a full-year programme of study.For those students who already have these skills, the Certificate offers a more focused approach andmay be completed in a shorter period.
Who Should Attend
Students with the ambition to complete the program.
Students interested in a vocational route to help prepare them for the workplace.
Students who are graduates or employed and looking for the skills to get into the work place.
Learners will be able to understand the double entry bookkeeping system and associated processes. Learnerswill be able to process financial documents into books of prime entry and ledger accounts, and produce an initialtrial balance.
Control accounts, journals and the banking system
Learners will be able to maintain the journal and control accounts, reconcile balances and make corrections, andredraft the trial balance. They will also understand the banking system.
Learners will be able to use cost recording systems to prepare information relating to the income andexpenditure of an organization. They will be able to make comparisons and identify differences between actualand expected figures, and communicate their findings using spreadsheets.
Work effectively in accounting and finance
Learners will be able to apply the skills of literacy and numeracy in their work and gain skills of self-managementand time management. Learners will also gain an appreciation of ethical issues and sustainability.
Learners will be able to use a computerized accounting system to enter accounting transactions, perform reconciliation, correct errors and produce a range of reports. They will also be able to maintain the security of accounting information using passwords and backup routines.