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Accounting & Business AAT Level 2 Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

As a standalone qualification or as a first step towards the Advanced Level Three Diploma, this course allows you to move up to further study in accounting and finance. The qualification incorporates the Level One Award in Bookkeeping and five units in the Level Two Certificate in Accounting with further additional units specifically related to the cohort. This also offers applicants the chance of full time AAT study that meet the mandatory requirements of the full time 16-18s study programme.

The qualification provides candidates with a high quality, nationally recognised qualification. It is a vocationally related, credit based qualification that provides a valuable opportunity for individuals to develop skills, gain underpinning knowledge and understanding and provide progression in the accounting and finance sectors. It can be a standalone qualification or a vehicle for progression to the Level Three Advanced Diploma.

The course is designed for students who are aged 16-18 and is suited for:

• Those students wishing to pursue a career in accountancy, finance or business

• Those students not in education, employment or training

• Those currently in employment or training and needing workplace skills

• Those learners who ultimately would like to become a graduate member of the AAT and eventually progress

to chartered status in the accountancy profession.

Once you have enrolled on the course it is essential you register with the AAT so that you can sit the AAT on-line assessments and access study resources.

Course content

You will study the following 8 units:

• Elements of Costing

• Bookkeeping Control

• Bookkeeping Transactions

• Work Effectively in Finance (Synoptic Assessment)

• Using Accounting Software

• Computerised Payroll Skills

• Developing Lifelong Learning Skills

• Introduction to Business and Company Law.

Entry requirements

You must be aged 16-18 and hold GCSE English Language and mathematics at grade C or above.

Future opportunities

AAT qualifications have been designed to encourage progression. The Level Two Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business qualification offers direct entry onto the Level Three Advanced Diploma.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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    • The College's facility on Clarence Street nestles amongst the City's two famous university campuses - Liverpool John Moores and the University of Liverpool - placing the College at the heart of student life. The College's City6 provision is sited on this campus offering 16-18 year olds the widest choice of A-levels in the City.

      Students have easy access to transport hubs, learning resources and local attractions supporting their development as independent learners.

      City6 prepares students for higher education at the College or university or for routes into employment. Courses for 16-18s in Health and Care and Access to HE courses are also located at this centre.

      All students have access to well-resourced facilities including modern teaching rooms and laboratories kitted out with modern, industry-standard equipment.