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Accounting & Business AAT Diploma Level 2 at City College Brighton and Hove

Course description

If you’re interested in becoming a finance professional, the AAT Level 2 Diploma in Accounting and Business will teach you many of the skills that employers are looking for. The qualification covers areas such as business-led accountancy skills, business communications, spreadsheet use, double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles, sales and general ledgers.

The course will enable you to understand daily job activities and you’ll enter the workplace with excellent accountancy knowledge and a professional approach. The business skills units, for example, are great for getting to know daily job activities. While this qualification will be valuable for entering employment, it will also lay the foundation for further accountancy training.

Course content

The course contains units covering:

  • Basic Accounting 1
  • Basic Accounting 2
  • Basic Costing
  • Working Effectively in Accounting and Finance
  • Computerised Accounting 

Entry requirements

You will require English and mathematics GCSE's - grade A*-C

Assessment

The AAT units are assessed by a combination of formal exams, skills tests and project work some of which may be completed on computer.

Financial information

All full time courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August 2015. The only fees you have to pay are for specialist resources and equipment and the cost of these varies from £25 to £300 depending upon the subject you are studying.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help from the college's learner support funds. You should apply for financial support as soon as you receive your offer letter.

For more information on financial assistance, please follow the link below.

Future opportunities

Successful students way wish to consider progression to the AAT level 3 Diploma course at City College.

There is a high demand for competent accounting professionals within a wide range of business and non-profit making organisations at all levels, both full-time and part-time as well as opportunities to become self-employed providing accounting services. An AAT qualification gives an advantage when seeking a new position.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Brighton and Hove directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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    • Located in North Laine, right in the heart of Brighton, you’ll be just minutes away from a vibrant mix of shops, cafés, theatres and entertainment. You’ll be at the centre of everything that makes Brighton such a special city.

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      There are a wide range of study programme qualifications primarily based at our Central Campus, including: Art & Design, Beauty Therapy, Business, Catering, Computing, Digital Arts, Filmmaking, English & Mathematics, Hairdressing, Photography, Science, Travel & Tourism and our degree-level courses. Some classes will occasionally be held at our East Campus and some courses will occasionally be taught off-site.

      Read, learn & watch 

      • Learning Resource Centre open to all students
      • 40,000 books, 300 periodicals, 2,000 DVDs
      • Over 80 computer stations, equipped with electronic resources, e-books and access to online learning resources

      Get creative

      • Well-equipped, spacious and specialist art studios
      • Video and photographic studios
      • Top-of-the-range digital facilities and traditional dark rooms
      • A great value art shop on site - the cheapest supplier in Brighton

      Digital Design Centre

      • Mac-based Graphic Design suite
      • PC-based 3-D Multimedia suite with motion capture
      • Video studio with Chromakey and lighting rig
      • Digital video cameras, recorders and digital SLRs
      • All rooms fully networked with email and internet access on every machine.

      The Hub

      • A one-stop-shop to get you prepared for the world of work
      • Advice and support on job hunting, careers, employability skills, work experience, Apprenticeships and CV-writing

      The Gallery and its commercial kitchens

      • Working restaurant open to the public and specialising in catering for bespoke events and restaurant-quality meals
      • Run by students with a strong reputation in the community
      • Supported by four industry-standard training kitchens

      Relax and unwind

      • Professionally equipped salons open to the public
      • Equipment and treatments that you would find in any salon
      • Customer reception area and sophisticated booking system replicating the workplace
      • Great discounts on hair and beauty treatments

      Holidays, travel, concerts and lots more

      • A working travel agency open to the public
      • Training in a realistic environment on professional booking systems and with real holiday companies
      • The opportunity to practise what you have learnt and show employers that you have real experience

      Experiments and research

      • A full science lab suite which is one of the best in the South East
      • Specialist facilities for forensic science

      Relax and refuel

      • The Central Café offers fantastic value, nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners
      • Guest chefs from around Brighton visit to cook specialist cuisines
      • The Coffee Stop serves speciality teas and coffees
      • Vending machines offer drinks and confectionery

      Getting here

      City College Central Campus is less than 5 minutes walk from Brighton Station and local bus routes to Pelham Street include:

      Via London Road

      5, 5A, 5B, 17, 21, 22, 33, 40, 270, 271

      Via Lewes Road

      24, 25, 28, 29, 37, 49, 50, 78

      Via Hollingbury/Hollingdean

      26, 46, 50

      Via Western Road

      5, 5A, 5B, 21, 21A, 46, 49