This course has concessions available

AAT Foundation Certificate In Accounting (level 2)

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 offers grounding in basic core accounting and finance skills and develops the skills in finance administration. As a standalone qualification, or as a first step towards the intermediate and advanced levels, it will allow you to move up to further study in accountancy and finance. AAT qualifications are recognised and valued by employers as vocational and technical qualifications that prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles. It can prepare you for junior and entry-level accounting roles.

This intensive course will cover 5 modules with exams for each area. The course is blended with Face to face and online teaching. It will run on a Friday from 10-5pm in the classroom at Blackfriars Settlement and online between 10-2pm on a Saturday. Students will need to commit to all sessions and exams.

To enrol on to this course, you will need to:
' Complete the application form and email to Kathy.schicker@marywardcentre.ac.uk
' Book into our assessment session on Friday 21st January, 10.30-1pm Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB by emailing Kathy Schicker or calling 020 7269 6051

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There will be regular advice and assessment sessions Wednesdays at Queens Square and Thursday at Blackfriars throughout the year: Find Out More

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Who is this course for

The Foundation Certificate is open to those who are working and those who are not currently in employment. This qualification could help someone who already got some accounting experience, already working in an entry-level finance role or want to progress in their career by offering them development and formal recognition of their skills. This qualification is suitable for young people who have just left school as well as for adults returning to work after a break or for anyone wishing to change career.

Students can start Level 2 Foundation Certificate depending on existing skills and experience. You will need to attend our assessment session to join the course and pass the AAT Skillscheck for Foundation Level.
For the best chance of success we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of Level 1 / 2 and above in English and Maths.

What does this course cover

It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration, covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software.
AAT qualifications are recognised and valued by employers as vocational and technical qualifications that prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles.
You will be assessed via Computer-Based Assessments (CBAs) set and marked by AAT. AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting consists of 5 modules.
You must successfully complete four core unit assessments and one synoptic assessment to achieve this qualification. All of this qualification assessed by external assessment using online tests. These test will be taken In the Mary Ward Centre or at Blackfriars Settlement.

Bookkeeping Transactions
' Understand financial transactions within a bookkeeping system.
' Process customer transactions.
' Process supplier transactions.
' Process receipts and payments.
' Process transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance.

Bookkeeping Controls
' Understand payment methods.
' Understand controls in a bookkeeping system.
' Use control accounts.
' Use the journal.
' Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book.

Elements of Costing
' Understand the cost recording system within an organisation.
' Use cost recording techniques.
' Provide information on actual and budgeted costs and income.

Using Accounting Software
' Set up accounting software
' Process sales and purchases transactions.
' Process bank and cash transactions.
' Perform period end routine tasks.
' Produce reports.

Synoptic Assessment (Work Effectively in Finance)
' Develop the professional skills and behaviours needed in the workplace
' To understand the work of the finance function and it's important to an organisation.
' Apply knowledge and skills gained across the qualification in an integrated way, within a workplace context.

What will it be like

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation, one-to-one support, assignments, assessments. Practical activities, set tasks.
Blended learning (75% face to face and 25% online via ZOOM)

This intensive course will cover 5 modules with exams for each area. The course is blended with Face to face and online teaching. It will run on a Friday from 10-5pm in the classroom at Blackfriars Settlement and online between 10-2pm on a Saturday. Students will need to commit to all sessions and exams.

To enrol on to this course, you will need to:
' Complete the application form and email to Kathy.schicker@marywardcentre.ac.uk
' Book into our assessment session on Friday 21st January, 10.30-1pm Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB by emailing Kathy Schicker or calling 020 7269 6051

There will be regular advice and assessment sessions Wednesdays at Queens Square and Thursday at Blackfriars throughout the year: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/about/advice-and-support

What else do you need to buy or do

You will need to have access to a computer or laptop to practice and to complete your homework.
Homework will be regularly set is will form part of your learning towards your qualification
Most materials are supplied free of charge by the Centre, but you are advised to by a copy of teh AAT learning text from Kaplan and bring a memory stick to save your work.

What this course could lead to

On a successful completion of Level 2, your next move could be progression towards AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting. These qualifications also give you the opportunity to progress to chartered study or become an AAT Licensed Accountant.
Further Study with Mary Ward Centre.
Advice will be given by your tutor and you can visit or regular Advice and Guidance sessions for an assessment at Mary Ward Centre and Blackfriars Settlement.

There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre. Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk and from the following websites: www.findcourses.co.uk; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk

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Concessions:

This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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Why choose Mary Ward?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

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