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Accounting AAT Certificate and Diploma Level 2/3 at Hertford Regional College

Course description

To start with you will develop your skills in double entry bookkeeping and gain a grasp of management and administrative processes. Then you will progress onto more complex accounting tasks, such as preparing final accounts, how to maintain cost accounting records and preparation of reports and returns.

Course content

  • Level 2: Basic accounting and costing, computerised accounting using Sage 50 and working effectively in accounting and finance
  • Level 3: Final records and accounts, converting financial data into management reports
  • Functional Skills in either English, Maths or IT

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 both English and 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. Ideally, applicants should have a minimum of one year post 16 education.

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

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

  • Employment within an accounting environment
  • AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting

Further information

You will have the chance to take part in additional activities, including sports. You will also study Functional Skills. 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.