Our accounting courses will teach you the skills needed to start a new and exciting career. We deliver Introduction to accounting and AAT foundation intermediate and professional levels.
Why choose these courses?
AAT qualifications are a badge of excellence.
- Learn the skills employers want
- Retrain at any age
- Part time learning offers the flexibility to continue working, whilst progressing towards a new and exciting career
- Funding for these courses could be available
- No previous experience needed
- Increase your earning potential
- A great progression route leading to professional membership
The teaching and learning sessions available are held between 9.30am – 2.30pm (day sessions) and 5pm – 9.30pm (evening sessions). From Sept 2021 we will offer both classroom and online delivery.
What is an AAT qualification?
The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is one of the key professional membership bodies for the accounting and bookkeeping sector. Each AAT qualification equips you with the knowledge and practical skills required to succeed in the world of finance and business. It is considered an industry standard – many employers look for an AAT qualification when hiring for financial roles.
Courses and locations
We offer the following accounting courses at locations across Essex:
- AAT L1
The AAT Access Award in Business Skills offers students at Level 1 the opportunity to develop key practical skills used in every business as a route into employment. On completion of this qualification, students will also be equipped with a strong foundation from which to progress to further study with AAT in either accountancy or bookkeeping if they would like to do so.
This qualification will particularly suit those students with minimal work experience or those who require additional support to progress. This may include younger learners, those on traineeships seeking basic employability skills, adults seeking to validate their existing skills to enter into the workplace, or those who want to study higher level AAT qualifications but would like to test their abilities before progressing further with AAT.
- AAT Foundation L2
This course will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles by giving you a solid foundation in finance administration – covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping and basic costing principles. To further develop your skills you can go on to study the Advanced courses and achieve the AAT Accounting Qualification.
- AAT Advanced L3
On this course you’ll master more complex financial processes, including final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, costs and revenues and professional ethics, making it perfect for anyone interested in a career in bookkeeping, or who wants to go on to become a fully-qualified accountant.
- AAT Professional L4
This course covers high level accounting and finance topics and tasks including management accounting, budgeting management accounting, decision and control financial statements of Ltd companies, accounting systems and controls.
- Bookkeeping L2
The AAT L2 Foundation Certificate in bookkeeping is an ideal place to start if you want to pursue a career in accountancy or finance. It may also be a route to upskilling in the workplace by formally recognising your skills in manual bookkeeping.You will undertake an assessment to confirm your entry level and there will be an interview with the course tutor. Following this you will be informed whether you have secured a place on the course.
- Bookkeeping L3
The AAT L3 Advanced certificate in bookkeeping introduces you to more complex bookkeeping tasks, including advanced bookkeeping, final accounts preparation and indirect tax.This qualification is suitable for learners who have completed their L2 Foundation certificate in bookkeeping and may help learners who are currently in a bookkeeping role to further enhance their skills and gain a formal qualification.You will undertake an assessment to confirm your entry level and there will be an interview with the course tutor. Following this you will be informed whether you have secured a place on the course.
Get back into work
These FREE online workshops will help you to improve your employment prospects to get back into work or move into a new job opportunity. We will support you to achieve your career goals.
- How do I get a job in a changing world?
- Get to grips with modern recruitment practices
- Now let’s get the job
How to enrol
Before you can enrol on any level Accounting course, we will meet with you to complete an assessment and discuss which course is most suitable. Assessments can be booked by calling 0345 603 7635.
Further details, including course information sheets, are available through the full list of Accounting courses.
We are happy to provide you with more information before you make a decision. Fill out the contact form below and one of our tutors will get back to you.
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