Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, September Start, One Evening Per Week, Blended Learning, 36 Weeks


This course is one evening per week, blended learning (online and on campus) , and is a duration of 36 Weeks.

This qualification delivers a solid foundation in finance administration and core accounting skills, including double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing and an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers.

Students will also learn about accountancy-related business and personal skills and be introduced to the four key themes embedded in the qualification: ethics, technology, communications and sustainability.

Course Content - What will I learn?

The learners will benefit by achieving the following Learning outcomes.
Understand how to set up bookkeeping systems.
Process customer transactions.
Process supplier transactions.
Process receipts and payments.
Process transactions into the ledger accounts.
Use control accounts.
Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book.
Use the journal.
Produce trial balances.
Understand the cost recording system within an organisation.
Use cost recording techniques.
Provide information on actual and budgeted costs and income.
Use tools and techniques to support cost calculations.
Understand the principles of contract law.
Understand the external business environment.
Understand the key principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR), ethics and sustainability.
Understand the impact of setting up different types of business entities.
Understand the finance function within an organisation.
Produce work in appropriate formats and communicate effectively.
Understand the importance of information to business operations.

Am I right for the course?

This qualification has been designed to provide learners with flexible, modern knowledge and skills for the following job roles:

Accounts administrator

Accounts Assistant

Accounts payable clerk

Purchase/sales ledger clerk

Trainee accounting technician

Trainee finance assistant

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification although it is required that you have minimum numeracy and literacy skills at Level 2. You do not need prior knowledge of Accounting Software packages or Level 1 Bookkeeping. You can test your knowledge at https://www.aat.org.uk/qualifications-and-courses/skill check

When you’re studying for an AAT qualification your knowledge and skills will be tested via computer-based assessments (CBAs). These are administered by AAT Approved training providers or assessment centres and run entirely on PCs or laptops.

Most units are wholly computer marked so results will be available automatically, for the human-marked elements you will receive the results after six weeks.

Oaklands College is an approved training provider.

Blended Learning, pre-recorded lessons with a weekly face-to-face session.

Oakland College will deliver this course in partnership with Mindful Education. Mindful Education will provide pre-recorded Videos for lessons followed by a weekly face-to-face session at the St Albans campus. Face to Face sessions are run by fully qualified staff members.

What Next?

You may be able to progress to the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting depending on your overall relevant skills, results and satisfactory attendance.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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