Accounting Software (AAT)

Qualification: AAT Foundation Award
Level 2

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About this course

The AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software is the perfect entry point if you are looking to start a career in accountancy or finance. It may also support career progression if you are already working in accounting or finance by formally recognising your skills in using accounting software.

This part-time course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks using accounting software confidently. The course involves practical computing supported by tutor led theory lessons.

This qualification is suitable for those already working in finance, those returning to work after a break or those wishing to change career. The course is open to those who are working and those who are not currently in employment. It also offers progression for students who have already started studying accounting software with AAT.

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is an internationally recognised professional body providing a range of accounting qualifications recognised by employers across the finance sector.

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* Great news... if you're aged 19 or over and earning less than £18,525 a year (gross salary), you may not have to pay for this course. Apply online now!

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Tel: 023 8048 4848

What you will learn

You will develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to process bookkeeping and financial transactions using accounting software to include sales and purchase ledgers, cash books, processing typical bank reconciliations and producing reports.


The qualification is composed of a single mandatory unit, assessed in a single end-of-unit assessment.

You will be assessed by a computer based assessment at college which will be marked by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

Entry requirements

No prior accountancy or bookkeeping experience is required, however a good level of English, numeracy and IT skills is required to enrol on this course.

You will be required to attend an interview with the course tutor during which a literacy and numeracy assessment will take place to ensure you are proficient enough to complete the course.

What next?

The skills developed by studying this qualification will enable you to seek employment with confidence and/or to progress to the next level of learning.