Accountancy Intermediate (Level 2)
This study programme will provide you with the first stage of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 2 Certificate in Accountancy. The AAT is the world's leading body for accounting technicians, making this course essential for anyone looking to develop a career in accounting or finance.
In order to begin this study programme you must have:
Duration: 1 Year
- 3 GCSEs at grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths
- An equivalent Level 2 qualification with maths and English grade A*-D or 9-3
- Subject units:
- AAT Access Level 1
- Basic accounting
- Working effectively in accounting and finance
- Basic costing
- Computerised accounts
- English and maths:
If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.
- Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills
- Additional vocational learning and qualifications
You will be assessed throughout the study programme, via both computer-based assessments and computer-based examinations.
Accounting AAT Level 2 Certificate
- Usage of Computerised Accounts Software College Certificate
- Work experience
- Personal development skills
- Study skills
- Employability skills
You will also have the opportunity to take the Computerised Accounts City & Guilds Level 2 Award for a small additional cost.
Further study and career options
On successful completion of this study programme you can progress onto Accounting Level 3. Accounting technicians are skilled staff employed in jobs ranging from clerks to accounts department managers. They are increasingly required in industry and commerce, so if you have AAT qualifications at any level your career prospects will be excellent. You could also continue your studies by progressing on to the professional examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), or the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA).
Additional independent study outside of College will be regularly expected. The professional examinations require a high standard of preparation and considerable commitment if success is to be achieved. In addition to the course fees you will also be required to pay a resource fee of up to approximately £170 to cover the costs of books and £50 for any trips/visits. The course fee covers the cost of one exam for all units, so re-sits will need to be paid for if qualifying conditions have not been met. An additional £50 resource fee will also need to be paid on induction.
All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at www.bedford.ac.uk/finance