The course is made up of the following units:

  • Processing bookkeeping Transactions
  • Control Accounts, journals and the Banking Systems
  • Basic Costing
  • Computerised Accounting
  • Working Effectively in Accounting and finance
  • Entry requirements

    English and Math GCSE grade 4 (Grade C) or above or Relevant Level 1 qualification along with English GCSE, grade 3 (Grade D) or above AND Math GCSE, Grade 4 (Grade C) or above You will also need to take an entrance test in literacy if you have grade 3 (grade D) in GCSE English, or have foreign GCSE equivalents to 9-4 (grade A*- C) in English and maths, or if it has been more than two years since GCSE grades were achieved.

  • Who is the course for?

    Students who wish to gain a professional qualification and are aiming to be employed in an accounting or financial environment.

  • Study methods

    The aim is provide a good theoretical understanding of bookkeeping and accounts, and to reinforce learning with simulated workplace assignments.

    In addition to College attendance, students must be prepared to commit at least five hours study time per week.

  • How is the course assessed?

    There is a computer based exam for each of the 5 units.

  • More information

    Please note: Fees charged do not include AAT membership fee or books. Once enrolled, you will be required to register with AAT and pay the student membership fee directly to AAT. We will let you know which books you will need for your course and where you can buy them from.

    For more information, please contact Sheila McCarthy on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    Accounting support staff, Finance Assistant / Administrator

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    Successful students can apply to move on to Level 3.

  • How to apply

    This course requires an informal telephone interview. Please click the orange button below to fill out the application form with your details and we will be in touch to arrange a time to contact you.

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