What do I learn?
You gain practical skills in accounting, underpinned by thorough knowledge that will help you to achieve success in the workplace. At Foundation level you start to develop your skills in double entry book keeping and gain a grasp of management and administrative processes. You will learn basic costing principles, computerised accounting systems and how to work with purchases, sales and General Ledgers.
At Advanced level you are introduced to more complex tasks such as preparing final accounts for sole traders and partnerships. You also learn how to maintain financial and cost accounting records and use computerised accounting software.
You will learn practical skills in the classroom through interactive teaching and presentations. You work independently and in small groups with support from tutors. The course is modular with assessments taking place throughout the year which involve computer-based tests.
What do I gain?
You will gain a qualification that is valued by employers, the opportunity to specialise in accountancy subjects and will be well on the way to a pathway towards Chartered qualifications.
What do I need?
Five GCSEs grades A* - C including English Language and Maths (a minimum grade 4 in the new grading system for 2017).
What can I do next?
You could progress to the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) professional qualifications.
What else do I need to know?
The course fee includes tuition, exams and AAT membership but you will have to purchase books from Kaplan which cost £238.