Accounting & Business

Qualification: AAT Foundation Diploma
Level 2

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About the course

Working in accountancy requires good communication, information technology skills, an understanding of the business environment and daily finance/accounting functions. The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that you are well prepared to progress into a career in business, finance or professional accountancy.

The full-time AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business is ideal for anyone wishing to study accountancy and finance alongside a range of business and personal skills.

What you will learn

The AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business covers a broad range of core accounting skills, as well as accountancy-related business skills and communications and personal skills. It comprises nine mandatory units:

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  • Bookkeeping controls
  • Elements of costing
  • Using accounting software
  • Work effectively in finance
  • Business communications and personal skills
  • Developing lifelong learning skills
  • Introduction to business and company law
  • Introduction to payroll

You will be assessed on each unit you study which will be an exam.

Entry requirements
  • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C/9-4 (including English and maths)

Note - You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
04/09/17 1 year Main
What next?
  • Level 3 Diploma in Business
  • Relevant work or apprenticeship

The finance, accountancy, business and communications skills developed in the AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business can lead to employment as:

  • Accounts administrator
  • Accounts assistant
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Purchase/sales ledger clerk
  • Trainee accounting technician
  • Trainee finance assistant
  • Payroll clerk