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Accountancy and Business Intermediate (Level 2)

This study programme will provide you with the first stage of the Association of Accounting Technician’s (AAT) Level 2 Certificate in Accountancy. The AAT is the world’s leading body for accounting technicians, making this course essential for anyone looking to develop a career in accounting or finance.

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Entry requirements

In order to begin this study programme you must have:

Duration: 1 Year

  • 3 GCSEs at grades 9-3 or A*-D and ideally including English and maths at grade 4

Course content

  • Subject units:
    • Bookkeeping Transactions
    • Bookkeeping Controls
    • Elements of Costing
    • Using Accounting Software
    • Business Communications and Personal Skills
    • Developing Lifelong Learning Skills
    • Introduction to Payroll
    • Introduction to Business and Company Law
    • Synoptic Assessment
    • Work Experience
  • English and maths:
    If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills. 
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 
  • Additional vocational learning and qualifications


Assessment methods

You will be assessed throughout the study programme, via both computer-based assessments and computer-based examinations.

Qualifications

Accounting and Business AAT Level 2 Diploma

Plus:

  • English and maths qualifications if required

You will also have the opportunity to take the Computerised Accounts City & Guilds Level 2 Award for a small additional cost.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this study programme you can progress onto Accounting Level 3. Accounting technicians are skilled staff employed in jobs ranging from clerks to accounts department managers. They are increasingly required in industry and commerce, so if you have AAT qualifications at any level your career prospects will be excellent. You could also continue your studies by progressing on to the professional examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), or the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA).

Additional information

You must undertake a minimum of 20 hours work experience.

Additional independent study outside of College will be regularly expected. The professional examinations require a high standard of preparation and considerable commitment if success is to be achieved. In addition to the course fees you will also be required to pay £230 to cover the costs of books, enrichment activities and trips. The course fee covers the cost of one exam for all units, so re-sits will need to be paid for if qualifying conditions have not been met. An additional £50 resource fee will also need to be paid on induction.

Funding information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at www.bedford.ac.uk/finance

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for our full-time study programmes starting in September 2020 will open on Monday 14 October

Course Information & How to Apply

The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Please contact our Student Recruitment Team on 01234 291000 for alternatives.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 year 16/09/2019 Launch our fee calculator Free for most people.
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