Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Day)

Course code: BPAG312P

Subject area: Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

Study level: Professional

Course level: 2

Course details

9:30am - 5:00pm


13th Sep 2021 - 16th May 2022

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555585

The internationally-recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualifications enable those working in accounting to gain knowledge, practical experience and that all-important certification.

This part time course runs in two formats to meet the needs of our learners. One option is to attend for one day per week during term time, or a second option is to attend two evenings a week during term time for part of the year, which then reduces to one evening per week. During this time you will be taught within a range of teaching and learning environments which will include lectures, workshops and seminars.

Students can expect to spend a further 3-6 hours per week outside of their normal timetabled day in order to complete the requirements of the programme.

These are the typical units you will study over the duration of the course.

All of the units within the qualification are mandatory. Four units are assessed individually in end-of-unit assessments, but this qualification also includes a synoptic assessment, sat towards the end of the qualification, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.

Modules of study include:

• Bookkeeping transactions
• Bookkeeping controls
• Elements of costing
• Computerised accounts
• Work effectively in finance
The accountancy and finance knowledge developed in this qualification is also the underpinning knowledge needed for the higher-level accountancy and financial skills developed in the AAT Advanced and Professional Accounting Qualifications::

• AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting
• AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting
• ACCA Advanced Diploma in Accounting
• Oxford Brookes University BSc in Applied Accounting.
Willingness to study accounting and finance in relation to work place activities. Previous knowledge of accounting would be an advantage but it is not essential. AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting. However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths.
Home/EU Tuition fee TBA. Please see college website for up to date information on fees www.abigndon-witney.ac.uk
International Tuition fee is considerably more.

Extra Costs; Textbooks are required to support their study within each unit and the total cost is approximately £110.
AAT registration is required to be paid after enrolement to enable students to sit the examinations and access AAT resources. This includes £49 one-off initial registration administration fee and £101 subscription fee (payable yearly). This is paid directly to AAT.

The exam fees for a first sitting are included in the tuition fee. However, resits are charged at the relevant AAT exam entry fee plus a £10 Abingdon & Witney College admin fee.

(All prices are correct at the time of printing).

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £653.00
Exam Fee: £222.00
Books: £138.00
Award Reg Fee: £101.00

Total Cost: £1,114.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £138.00
Award Reg Fee: £101.00

Total Cost: £239.00

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting.
All computer/online based assessments, 4 modular assessments and one final synoptic assessment. During this time you will be taught within a range of teaching and learning environments which will include lectures, workshops and seminars.
A student completing this qualification will develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers. Students will learn to use accounting software and to develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace. Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and understanding of the business environment, all of which are included in the qualification.