Is this the course for you?
This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation course is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills. This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.
Please note: classroom attendance is weekly, with classes every Tuesday from 5:30pm-7:30pm, and the course duration is 28 weeks.
This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration - covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software.
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.
Study Method: Online and On-Campus
We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our Online and On-Campus model.
Online video lectures are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer, meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to enhance the learning experience further.
On-Campus you benefit from regular college classes, without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Experienced tutors will discuss and reinforce what you have learnt during your online study and are on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Discussion and debate with classmates will help you apply theories to situations you face in the workplace.
Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On-Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place. Some of the regular On-Campus lessons can be replaced by remote Virtual Classroom sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.
What do you need to apply?
Level 1 Accountancy course or related qualification; for example, Business Administraion or Bookkeeping. Plus Level 1 in English and maths.
How will you be assessed?
This course is assessed through computer-based exams and a synoptic assessment, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.
What modules will you do?
This course covers a range of foundation accounting and finance skills, all designed to prepare you for a career in business, finance or professional accountancy, or progress to further education.
The course comprises five mandatory units:
- Bookkeeping Transactions
- Bookkeeping Controls
- Elements of Costing
- Using Accounting Software
- Working Effectively in Finance
You will also learn communication skills, IT skills, and gain an understanding of the business environment.
Where can this course take you?
This course can lead to employment in a variety of accountancy and finance roles, in both the public and private sectors, including accounts administrator, accounts assistant, accounts payable clerk, purchase/sales ledger clerk, trainee accounting technician, and trainee finance assistant.
After successfully passing the Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting, you may wish to consider expanding your knowledge and skills on another of our Level 2 AAT courses:
- Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (AAT)
- Level 2 Foundation Award in Accounting Software (AAT)
Alternatively, you could choose to advance to one of Lambeth College’s Level 2 or 3 business and accounting courses:
- Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Business, Administration & Finance (OCNLR)
- Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Business (BTEC)
- Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting (AAT) (Mindful Education)
- Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Business & Admin (OCNLR)
- Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Leadership & Management (ILM C&G)
- Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Business (BTEC QCF)