This qualification covers the essential skills needed for carrying out bookkeeping transactions using specialised software. You will learn practical skills, from using accounting software, entering accounting transactions and producing reports. Completion of this course can enhance skills for use in your current workplace or support you in gaining employment as a clerical assistant, trainee bookkeeper, accounts clerk or finance assistant.
This course is aimed at those who have previously attended a Level 1 computerised accounts course. You will need basic computing skills to attend this course and ideally some experience with Sage Accounts software. You should be able to follow spoken and written instructions, read handouts/activities and take part in group discussions.
This qualification covers: set up accounting software, process sales and purchase transactions, perform bank and cash transactions, perform period end routine tasks and produce reports.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles to support you in achieving your goals. The teaching on this course will involve lectures, discussions and lots of worked examples. You will spend the majority of your time practising using a PC. Throughout the course, your tutor will give you verbal and written feedback on your progress towards the requirements of the qualification. The skills you are learning should be practised outside college so that you develop and progress. Your practical skills should be supplemented with the study necessary to successfully complete the range of different assessments.
There will be continual assessment during the course as well as a final assessment for the certificate. On completion of this course, you will be awarded the AAT Level 2 Award in Accounting Software.
Next Steps and Progression
You can move on to further study in either: Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping qualification or Level 2 Foundation Certificate Accounting qualification.
For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or phone: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk
Additional Learning Support
Additional Learning Support (ALS) is available for this course. ALS is subject to an assessment with a trained member of staff and support may include one or more of the following: support in the classroom, out of class workshops such as English, ICT and maths and specialist support for dyslexia. Provision of assistive equipment is also available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments with our Disability Officer. Please let us know as soon as possible about your learning needs and/or disabilities so we can arrange support at the earliest opportunity. Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.