If you're aged 16 to 19 our Introductory Diploma in Accounting and Business will give you an all-round foundation in accountancy and business skills, so you can move seamlessly into the workplace or further study. You will also get the opportunity to complete Introductory Award in Accounting Skills to Run Your Business which will enable you to explore entrepreneurialism.

This qualification is also known as AAT Level 2 Diploma in Accounting and Business.

This course teaches skills relevant to finance officer roles.

Aims of the course

By introducing you to a range of financial practices and terminology, and teaching you how to apply ethics and professionalism within an accounting environment, we'll make sure you have the skills employers are looking for.

Unit Breakdown

Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business - Level 2 (Study Program):

You will complete the following 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

Total credits -55

Introductory Award in Accounting Skills to Run Your Business:

Budgeting for the small business

Managing cash flow, keeping your business healthy

Understanding financial documents

Sole traders, partnerships and limited companies - notification and essential principles

Total ? 6 Credits

Assessment Method

Computer based assessments (CBAs)

Career Options

AAT is a brand that employers trust. Employers love AAT qualifications as they demonstrate you have the practical real world skills they need. Our qualifications are developed in consultation with employers and will equip you with the key finance skills modern businesses are looking for.

What can I earn in business, accounting and law?

When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you choose to study for a qualification in business, accounting or law, you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a top salary in your sights. For example:

Financial project managers start on around £29,000 a year and can earn up to £50,000 with 3-5 years' experience

Business administrators start on around £26,000 a year and can earn £39,000 with 3-5 years' experience

Legal secretaries start on around £24,000 and can earn up to £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience

If you're interested in a career in business, accounting or law, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go.

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Entry Requirements

Having successfully completed this course, you could find yourself working in forensic accounting, corporate finance, tax or even insolvency industries. You may also want to consider taking the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.


Enjoy enrichment activities

Gain English and maths at the required levels (Grade C and above GCSE)

Benefit from tutorial support

Develop employability skills

Work Experience

Get support with job/university applications and interview preparation

Classrooms and dynamic work spaces

Dedicated 90-seater theatre and specialist IT equipped classrooms and a well-resourced Learning Centre

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 11/09/2017
End Date 06/07/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £0 p/ year
19-24 £1,144 p/ year
24+ £1,144 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.



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