AAT Accounting Level 1

Accountancy courses at Portslade Adult Learning

This qualification will enable you to gain an overview of the world of accounting and finance as well as developing the fundamental numeracy and literacy skills which are essential should you subsequently decide to study for the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping.

START DATE AND TIME:
Tue, 1st May 2018
1730-2030
DURATION:
8 weeks
Code:
FE115
Full fee:
£300
Concessionary fee:*
£10

TUTOR:

Paul Robbins

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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This qualification will enable you to gain an overview of the world of accounting and finance as well as developing the fundamental numeracy and literacy skills which are essential should you subsequently decide to study for the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping.

COURSE CONTENT

The course is made up of the following four short units:

  • Accounting in a professional environment.
  • Creating business documents.
  • Essential accounting procedures.
  • Mathematics for accounting Students will study.

Each of these four units and will take an end of course exam which covers all of the material covered in these units. Students who successfully pass the examination will be awarded the AAT Level 1 Award in Accounting.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • State how finance professionals contribute to the business through efficient working practices and professional development activities.
  • Explain the legal, regulatory and ethical framework within which accountants must operate.
  • Choose the correct type of business document and communication style for different situations.
  • Produce routine business documentation.
  • Apply basic accounting and business terminology and techniques.
  • Apply basic mathematical principles in practice.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

Students will be taught using a variety of interactive and collaborative teaching and learning methods, including pair and group work exercises, written classwork and homework exercises, group discussions and small group project work.


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements for this course, it is expected that students will have a sound grasp of written and spoken English and a reasonable level of numeracy. Students should also have a basic level of IT skills.


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

Progress is checked throughout the course through the completion of classwork and homework exercises. Progress will also be checked through tutor feedback given to students and through the use of recap exercises at the start of lessons, to enable students to ensure that they have understood the work covered during the previous lesson.


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

Students will be required to complete approximately one hour of independent study per week during the course. During the revision period for the end of course examination, students should expect to spend considerably longer than this in independent study.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

Students will need to bring a calculator to each lesson, ideally a desktop calculator. Students should also bring a pen, a pencil and a notebook to each lesson. A course book will be provided to students in week one and students will need to bring this to class each week.


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Students who have successfully completed this course can apply to study on the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping course.

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