Accounting & Business — AAT Level 2 Diploma

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Course information

As a standalone qualification or as a first step towards the Advanced Level Three Diploma, this course allows you to move up to further study in accounting and finance. The qualification incorporates the Level One Award in Bookkeeping and five units in the Level Two Certificate in Accounting with further additional units specifically related to the cohort.
The qualification provides candidates with a high quality, nationally recognised qualification. It is a vocationally related, credit based qualification that provides a valuable opportunity for individuals to develop skills, gain underpinning knowledge and understanding and provide progression in the accounting and finance sectors.
It can be a standalone qualification or a vehicle for progression to the Level Three Advanced Diploma.
The course is designed for :
• Those students wishing to pursue a career in accountancy, finance or business
• Those students not in education, employment or training
• Those currently in employment or training and needing workplace skills
• Those learners who ultimately would like to become a graduate member of the AAT and eventually progress to chartered status in the accountancy profession.
Once you have enrolled on the course it is essential you register with the AAT so that you can sit the AAT on-line assessments and access study resources.
You will study the following 8 units:
• Elements of Costing
• Bookkeeping Control
• Bookkeeping Transactions
• Work Effectively in Finance (Synoptic Assessment)
• Using Accounting Software
• Computerised Payroll Skills
• Developing Lifelong Learning Skills
• Introduction to Business and Company Law.


Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT): Level Two Foundation Diploma in Accounting.

This course leads to...

AAT qualifications have been designed to encourage progression. The Level Two Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business qualification offers direct entry onto the Level Three Advanced Diploma.

Entry Requirements

You must be aged 16-18 and hold 5 GCSE's at grade C or above including English and mathematics at grade 5 or above.

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Course ID: 158673

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

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