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Accounting and Business Level 2 AAT Diploma at Hertford Regional College

Course description

The level 2 Diploma in Accounting and Business is suitable for a wide range of students who are looking to expand both their accounting and business skills.  It will offer the opportunity to gain the skills demanded by employers, while achieving a nationally recognised qualification that could ultimately lead to the full AAT Accounting Qualification and AAT full membership.

Course content

The Level 2 Diploma in Accounting and Business is made up of ten mandatory units:

  • Processing bookkeeping transactions
  • Control accounts, journals and the banking system
  • Basic costing
  • Work effectively in accounting and finance
  • Computerised accounting
  • Applied business communications and personal skills
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Developing study skills
  • Introduction to payroll systems
  • Computerised payroll skills

Entry requirements

During the interview, applicants will be assessed for accounting, written English and Maths skills at which applicants must achieve at least Level 2 in English and Level 1 in Maths. This is to ensure that applicants can work under pressure as all units are examined, and that English is of a standard to meet AAT requirements.

Applicants aged 16 - 23 must have a GCSE grade C in English and maths


All units are assessed by computer based assessments under exam conditions and controlled by the exams department.  For those who are not confident with exams, this is NOT the course for you.

Financial information

Free to those under 19 on 31st August 2016. If you are 19 or over on 31st August 2016, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last three years, and are a fee paying new entrant you will pay £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). However, fee paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). You will be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee, materials fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable. For these costs please contact our Information Centre.

Future opportunities

  • AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (part-time)
  • Employment within an accounting or office environment

Further information

You will have the opportunity to take part in additional activities including work experience, project work and sports.  You will also study functional skills if you do not have a minimum of C GCSE in English and/or Maths.  Relevant trips and/or visiting speakers will be arranged.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hertford Regional College directly.

Last updated date: 19 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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    • Buses: a regular bus service connects Cheshunt and Broxbourne rail stations to the campus.

      Additional buses run to the College including:

      C2/C3 from Harlow                       approx 30 minutes
      310/311 from Waltham Cross      approx 17 minutes
      310/311 from Hertford                  approx 40 minutes

      Trains: The National Express East Anglia Service provides services from Broxbourne and Cheshunt stations to London Liverpool Street, Tottenham Hale, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted. 

      Example journey times:
      London Liverpool Street – Cheshunt – 20 minutes
      Stansted Mountfitchet – Broxbourne – 24 minutes

      Parking: There are limited car parking spaces on site.