AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software
What it covers
This is a short Level 2 qualification designed to give students the skills they need to effectively implement and manage an accounting software system, leaving them able to carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks confidently.
It builds on students' knowledge of accounting software packages, covering practical skills, like computerised bookkeeping and accounting software, entering accounting transactions and producing a range of reports.
This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks using accounting software. It teaches students the practical steps for processing accounting information electronically and will allow them to reinforce their understanding of the sequence in which bookkeeping tasks are carried out.
- Set up accounting software.
- Process sales and purchases transactions.
- Process bank and cash transactions.
- Perform period end routine tasks.
- Produce reports.
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How long it takes
This qualification takes around six weeks to complete.
The jobs it can lead to
How and where to study
You can study through distance learning online, blended learning, or in the classroom. Do it in the evening, part-time or full-time, whatever suits you. You'll need to find a training provider, even if you're choosing distance learning.
Training provider fees
This fee covers your tuition (if attending a course of study) and is paid directly to your training provider.
Standard qualification fee
The standard qualification fee comprises:
- a registration fee of £50, and
- an assessment fee of £49.
This gives a total of £99.
Your registration fee is paid directly to AAT and will give you access to study support resources and the assessment for 12 months or until you complete the qualification, whichever comes first.
You will be required to pay the assessment fee to your training provider or assessment venue.
Note: training providers and assessment venues may charge an additional administrative fee for the assessment. The administrative fee, if charged, can vary from one organisation to another.
- Level 2
- GCSE (grades 4–9)
- Duration: 2–12 weeks
- Number of assessments: 1 (learn how AAT assessments work)
- Total credits (applies in Scotland): 6
- Guided learning hours: 45
- Total qualification time (hours): 60
Most students will start at Foundation level, but they can start with any qualification depending on existing skills and experience. For the best chance of success we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths.
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This is an entry-level qualification: exemptions don't apply.