What is the AAT Bookkeeping Level 2 & 3 course?
Gain AAT Bookkeeper status with the AAT Bookkeeping Level 2 & 3 course
AAT Bookkeeping courses offer you an accredited route into bookkeeping if you have little or no experience. Choosing online bookkeeping training allows you to gain a professional qualification from home and around your current commitments.
The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) are the UK’s awarding body for skills-based accounting and bookkeeping qualifications, which are respected worldwide as a high standard of students’ skills and capabilities.
If you’re looking to rapidly develop bookkeeping skills to a high level, the AAT Level 2 & 3 Bookkeeping course will complete the AAT Bookkeeping pathway in one continuous study period. You’ll start by building a solid foundation of the basics of bookkeeping before moving on to more advanced and complex skills. Once you’ve passed your online Bookkeeping Level 2 & 3 course you’ll be eligible for AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status, and will have the option of progressing on to the AAT Accountancy pathway.
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Syllabus for the AAT Bookkeeping Level 2 & 3 course
The AAT Level 2 & 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping (Advanced) will teach you both basic and advanced bookkeeping concepts and skills, as well as spreadsheets and software use. Topics covered include double-entry bookkeeping and financial statements.
We translate the syllabus that the AAT sets into a combination of activities, classes, and other content to ensure you get the best learning experience possible.
The combined Level 2 & 3 course contains five units in total: two from Level 2 and three from Level 3. During the course you will take five computer-based assessments, which will be held at an approved exam centre.
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Career path for the AAT Bookkeeping Level 2 & 3 qualification
AAT Bookkeeping Level 2 & 3 will teach you the basics before moving on to advanced bookkeeping functions, which will allow you to take on further responsibility either in your current role or a new one. Having this qualification on your CV will show employers that as well as being highly knowledgeable about the bookkeeping function, you are also committed to the profession.
This course completes the AAT Bookkeeping pathway and will allow you to apply for AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status. This will allow you to work as a respected freelance Bookkeeper, charging by the hour for your services.
Completing AAT Bookkeeping qualifications will also give you exemptions from the relevant bookkeeping units of the AAT Accountancy Pathway, meaning you’ll have a fast track route into the accountancy profession if you choose to progress your career even further.
Duration - Tutoring: 12 months; Typical duration: 11 months.
Although this combined course begins with an entry level qualification, we advise that you have formal academic qualifications in mathematics and English, or formal work experience. We will work with you to ensure this level is right for you by asking you to take AAT’s Skillcheck test if you do not have formal academic or work experience. The following entry requirements apply: You must be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement You must have a solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language) You must have access to a computer or other internet enabled device and a reliable Internet connection, plus basic computer skills You must be able to attend all exams at an AAT Approved centre. Students outside the UK will incur an additional cost for international postage of textbooks
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This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.
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This course is offered to anyone in the world, but its qualification is only relevant in this country.
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I am close to finishing my course through Avado having started in October 2017. Positive Comments: I cannot fault their sign up process, the sales team are super helpful to get you on a course and get your money! Answered all my questions and were really helpful. I also genuinely cannot fault my tutor, his tutor videos are detailed and clear, I do a lot of own time learning so rarely am in time with the class or watch videos live, but if I email him he responds within around a day, he provides me any material I need and has helped confirm things for me. The knowledge checks are helpful, there are very few example/ practise questions in the book so having this online check, to be used alongside AAT practise questions, is great. Negative Comments: Although the tutor is helpful, actually rarely needed. So if I could go back again knowing this, I wouldn't need to pay tons for a course with a tutor, I'd just buy books and look online & at AAT forums. I completed level 3 with Osbourne books and actually I cannot fault them, I changed because people told me level 4 was such a step up I would struggle without a tutor, I disagree. There are errors everywhere, and I mean everywhere. The books are super hard at times because they say something such as "Emily has bank interest income of £7,900", and then as they start their example workings, the figure of £8,400 is used, £7,900 to be found no where other than the question. You sit for 10 minutes trying to genuinely work out if you are totally missing something, or Avado are just incapable of double checking before they print. Errors are common in knowledge checks, "Answer to 2 decimal places" so I'd type 3.27 and then I get a question wrong and when I check their answer they have put "3.274" - So I knew I was doing well despite my 60% knowledge check results, but I had to go through all answers to confirm that it was Avado being ridiculous and not myself. I have emailed my tutor and Avado each time I spot an error, thinking ok someone can now know exactly where to look and quickly update it. I have gone back to find errors I reported, still errors. The other thing is that the books can be very hard to follow, say you have a management accounts example, with a cost card which is the basis for all questions for the next chapter, the cost card will be printed once on page 24, and then all examples and questions relate to this 1 cost card. You get to page 50 and it's still referring to this cost card which is pages and pages back so you are flicking through trying to find the original, they don't just print it again so you can clearly see where figures are coming from. I have passed all exams to date with pass rates of 82%+, so I am obviously getting it with Avado, I just think they have actually made it hard work and if anyone asked me I would not recommend them. If you have the money to spend then find a better more reliable company or do a college course. Otherwise AAT & books will get you through.
I started this course barbecue i wanted classes that i could watch as im pretty poor at reading. at first this was good but the layout started to change classes where not in the right order, named correctly and in some lay outs just flat out didn't make scenes. i.e. week 5 "name" Week 2 " name" Week 5 "Differant Name" Week 4 "name" this got me very confused and this never really changed. i found it harder and harder to get through the weeks plan because i couldn't find the classes, after i did i was fine. but fining the classes was plain stupid. if you just plan on reading the books they send you and nothing else sure but if not dont bother. the tests they send you are easy to guess the answers and the boxes can only fit the correct answer in so your not learning your just putting the only number that can fit in. finally as just a point to the company. check up on your learners to see how things are going and if they need assistance or anything, i have called at least 5 times because of the issues above and am now falling quite far behind. this isnt a must but could help with success rates and stop people like myself from just wanting to quite and go somewhere else to try again. if i get through this course i will not be coming back.
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