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AAT Accounting at Holyhead

Course description

Course Overview

The AAT Accounting Qualification is a practical, wellrecognised vocational qualification. It links specialist training for financial newcomers to practical career paths in professional accountancy.

The AAT Accounting Qualification proves to future employers that you have accountancy expertise and skills to turn theory into practice. It is useful for those thinking of going to university as it gives you 160 UCAS points (equivalent to an A* at A Level) and for those wishing to go directly into employment when you leave Holyhead.

Skills Needed

This course is suited to students who wish to pursue a recognised vocational qualification in Accounting. Assessments will be ongoing throughout the year unlike A Levels. As soon as a class is ready for an assessment you will be sitting the examination. As such you need to be really motivated, hard working, logical, numerate, organised, have some computer skills to enable you to pass the assessments.

Course content

Year 1

Unit 1: Accounts preparation including double entry up to the trail balance.

Unit 2: Final accounts for sole traders and partnerships including profit and loss accounts and balance sheets.

Unit 3: Costs and revenues.

Year 2

Unit 4: Professional ethics, legal and regulatory environment, threats and safeguards, competency, confidentiality.

Unit 5: Indirect tax, VAT, documents, VAT returns.

Unit 6: Spreadsheet software, functions, pivot tables, statistical functions.



Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 A*- C grades at GCSE including English and Maths.



AS Level Year 1

Unit 1: 2 hour Computer Based Assessment, 6 tasks at 18 marks per task in total.

Unit 2: 2 hour Computer Based Assessment, 10 tasks at 16 marks per task.

Unit 3: 2.5 hour Computer Based Assessment, 6 tasks at 15 marks per task.

Outcomes are simply - Pass of Fail

A Level Year 2

Unit 4: 2.5 hour Computer Based Assessment, 1 scenario and 5 detailed tasks based on the scenario, then 4 short answer tasks which is assessed on competency.

Unit 5: 1.5 hour Computer Based Assessment, 8 tasks at 8 marks per task.

Unit 6: Portfolio od Case Study examination, based on a scenario.

Outcomes are simply - Pass or Fail

Further information

Enrichment Opportunities

There are opportunities to attend Master classes and 'Taster Days' at some of the local universities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holyhead directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2015
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