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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.
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
Work effectively in accounting and finance
Applied business communications and personal skills
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
Computer based assessments (CBAs)
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.
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
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
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