One of the starting blocks to any successful career within the world of accountancy and finance is an AAT accounting qualification. An AAT qualification is a recognised and respected qualification that is taken seriously by employers. At Anglia Professional Training a flexible approach to your studies is on offer with day or evening courses available. We tailor our services to suit our students.
An AAT qualification is a fast track route to becoming a chartered accountant. Upon completion of the qualification, full membership status to the AAT can be obtained and the letters MAAT can be used after your name. The AAT qualification can open a multitude of career opportunities and increase your future potential earnings. As the leading AAT qualification provider in the region Anglia Accountancy training is pleased to offer the brand new suite of AAT qualifications. The AAT qualifications have undergone a major facelift and now meet the demands of the accounting profession far more practically and in greater depth than its predecessors. The new qualification is split into three levels:
- Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
- Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
- Level 4 Diploma in Accounting
“At AAt we will help you choose the right entry point for your qualification based on any previous experience or qualifications. We welcome anyone who wants to learn, no matter what age, experience or previous qualifications. ” – Emma Osgood, Lecturer
Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
This level is aimed at those new to accounting and will cover:
Basic Accounting I (BAI)
Learn how to deal with documents sent to and from an accounts department. You will be taught about double entry book keeping, learning how to enter transactions in to the relevant ledgers. Learn how to produce an initial trial balance. Assessed by Computer Based Assessments (CBA).
Basic Accounting II (BAII)
Learn more about double entry book keeping systems, how to keep petty cash records, how to reconcile accounts and how to make adjustments in the journals. Assessed by Computer Based Assessments (CBA).
Basic Costing (BCCG)
An introduction to the principles of costing. Learn how to work out the costs of products and services and the best way to determine their price. Assessed by Computer Based Assessments (CBA).
Work Effectively In Accounting and Finance (WEAF)
Learn about the role of the accounts and/or payroll function within an organisation, how to communicate and work together with your colleagues and how to de develop your skills and knowledge so that you can progress through your career. This unit can be assessed by providing evidence from your work place.
Computerised Accounting (CMIA)
Learn how to do accounting via a commercially produced package used in many businesses. This unit will be assessed either in the work place or in the learning centre.
Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
You will progress to this level from Level 2. However, if you have prior knowledge of accounting and/or have worked in accounting for some time you may be able to start at this level.
Accounts Preparation I (API)
Develop the skills and knowledge you learned in Basic Accounting 1 and 2. You will now deal with more complex situations. Assessed by Computer Based Assessments (CBA).
Accounts Preparation II (APII)
Further develop the skills learned in Level 2 and also also learn about preparing final accounts for sole traders and partnerships. Assessed by Computer Based Assessments (CBA).
Cash Management (CMGT)
You will learn the importance of managing cash effectively within an organisation. This includes preparation of budgets, selecting the appropriate methods for financing cash shortfalls and how to recommend suitable investments for surplus funds. Assessed by Computer Based Assessments (CBA).
Costs and Revenues (CRS)
You will be taught the fundamental principles of costing methods and learn how costs are handled in organisations. You will also learn about why costing is important to organisations. Learn how to make informed decisions and advice management on effective costing techniques. Assessed by Computer Based Assessments (CBA).
Learn basic VAT regulations and how to complete VAT returns. Assessed by Computer Based Assessments (CBA).
Professional Ethics in Accounting and Finance (PEAF)
Learn about the ethical duties of an accounts technician and the rules and regulations that must be adhered to. (This unit will be assessed at Level 2 if you are on the Apprenticeship programme). Assessed by Computer Based Assessments (CBA).
Spreadsheet Software (SPSW)
Learn how to use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical data, select the appropriate formulae and use different tools and techniques to present information.
This unit will be assessed via observation/project work either at the learning centre or in the work place.
“We will work with you to ensure that you are comfortable in the path you take. We can offer support from funding to finding employment in accounting roles.” – Jenny Gidney, Managing Partner
Level 4 Diploma in Accounting
This Level consists of four mandatory unit and two optional units. The mandatory units are:
Financial Statements (FNST)
Develop the skills learnt in Levels 2 and 3 and focus on drafting the financial statements of limited companies from the records and accounts prepared beforehand. Learn what information is required and how it should be presented. Assessed by Computer Based Assessments (CBA).
You will learn how and why budgets are prepared. You will consolidate knowledge learned at Level 3 and learn how to create appropriate forecasts and budgets for a wide range of activities and eventualities. Learn how to agree these with managers and how to monitor results. Assessed by Computer Based Assessments (CBA).
Financial Performance (FNPF)
Build on the basic costing concepts and techniques learned at Level 3. Learn how to prepare routine costs reports, make suggestions for improving financial performance and prepare performance reports for management. Assessed by Computer Based Assessments (CBA).
Internal Control and Accounting Systems (ICAS)
This will take the form of a 3500 – 4000 work project based on your work place. You will be required to demonstrate your knowledge of the role of accounting within your organisation. You will need to evaluate a system, identify weaknesses and recommend improvements for the system. You will need to be able to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing. This unit will take the form of a project.
Optional units (Choose two from four)
Credit Management and Control (CRMC)
Learn about the principles of credit and debit management within an organisation and how to minimise risk to the company. Assessed as a project.
Personal Tax (PTX)
Learn about the impact of taxation on individuals. This unit covers all sources of income. Assessed by Computer Based Assessments (CBA).
Business Tax (BTX)
Learn about the effects of taxation on an organisation and study basic tax rules. Assessed by Computer Based Assessments (CBA).
External Auditing (EXA)
Learn how to plan, conduct and report findings for an audit as well as the reasons why audits are necessary. You will also learn the regulatory requirements of the audit process. Assessed by Computer Based Assessments (CBA).
To give you full clarity on the services that Anglia Accountancy training offers, here is a breakdown of the course fees. Please note fees may be subject to VAT.
|Level 2||£ 845||£1025|
At least half of our students have benefited from various Government funding programmes over the years. We are pleased to continue to offer funding support.
You could be eligible for funding as part of the Government’s Apprenticeship programme. To be eligible you must be working in a financial role where your employer would be willing to put you on the programme and agree to offer support throughout. For further support throughout the programme you will be assigned a training advisor who will meet with both you and your employer every 12 weeks. Functional Skills tests may also need to be taken in support of this programme. The Apprenticeship programme is a great way to kick start your studies and is available for Level 2, 3 and Level 4. In addition, contributions will still be required for AAT membership, exam fees and text books. Our staff will be only too happy to check your eligibility. For more information visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk
Below is an outline of our current timetable. Please note that other classes can be arranged subject to demand, especially round the exam period when extra revision classes can be put on for all students.
|Level 2 Certificate||Thursday 09.30 - 16.30||Wednesday 18.00 - 21.00|
|Level 3 Diploma||Wednesday 09.30 - 16.30||Wednesday 18.00 - 21.00|
|Level 4 Diploma||Tuesday 09.30 - 16.30||Tuesday 18.00 - 21.00|