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Accounting AAT level 2 – C4745

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Course Overview

This level 2 accountancy course is an ideal starter course if you wish to work in accounting, auditing and related areas of law and data processing. The course provides a practical approach to accounting work. It gives you a thorough grounding in the basics of accounting and/or bookkeeping, and prepares you to excel in an entry-level or support role within the industry. It also prepares you to move on to advanced and then professional-level courses. As part of your materials fee you will be registered as a member of AAT in order for you to access resources and take the exams.

If you are aged 16-18 you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths, if you haven’t already achieved a grade 4 or above at GCSE. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

During your year of study, you will undertake the following units (which will be classroom-based and will give you all the initial knowledge and understanding of accountancy to enable you to either move onto the next level or to find employment in an accounts/administration position): Bookkeeping Transactions, Bookkeeping controls, Elements of Costing, Business communications, Introduction to Business company Law, Introduction to Payroll, Using Accounting Software and Working Effectively in Finance. Most of the lessons will be taught face to face. However, some elements of the course may be delivered via blended/online learning

Entry Requirements

It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance and an excellent academic reference. You will need to have four GCSEs which include GCSE English at grade 4 (C) and maths at grade 4 (D) or above.

How you will be assessed

There will be an exam for each individual unit as well as an overall exam at the end of the year.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Tuition Fees (19+): £1987.00

Material Fees



If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

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Course and Career progression

Upon successful completion of the course, you can progress onto the AAT level 3 accountancy course at Leicester College. Other progression opportunities include progression on to a different level 3 course within the College; employment; or an apprenticeship. The skills you learn on this course will be of value to you for a range of different career opportunities.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website, or if your school uses the Positive Steps @16 (PS16) application system please apply through this and speak to your careers advisor if you are unsure. You will need details of your qualifications and employment history, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. 

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