This award focuses on two core bookkeeping courses designed to help you learn the workings of a manual bookkeeping system and Microsoft Excel. On successful completion, you could opt to undertake relevant examinations to gain an AAT qualification.
First and foremost, this award is designed for beginners to finance and accounting. It’s ideal for anyone keen to develop bookkeeping skills for an accounting role; whether within a finance department for a business as a Bookkeeper or Accounts Assistant, or providing your own services to small businesses. This bookkeeping training would also be very valuable for small business owners who don’t have much accountancy experience and want to get a firmer grip on their own finances.
Awarded 82 CPD points upon successful completion
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The Foundation Award in Bookkeeping with AAT is a great course which will help you take the first step into the world of finance. With this training programme you will have the opportunity to gain a Pitman Training certification and a recognised industry accounting qualification.
It’s a strong practical training programme that will help to prove to employers that you have a head for numbers, and ensures you understand the workings and processes involved with manual bookkeeping. It is most suitable for those with no prior bookkeeping or accounting experience as you will start right at the beginning of the learning process for this skill.
The programme is broken down into 3 modules and is very practical in nature so you’re not just sitting and reading the theory. In each module you will work through real-life scenarios which deal with bookkeeping challenges, giving you hands-on practical experience ensuring you really are prepared for situations you may find yourself in when taking up a bookkeeper role.
As part of your training you’ll have access to MyAAT which is an online website that all AAT students have access to. On here you’ll find articles, practice papers and other resources all designed to help you fully grasp the finance skills you’re learning.
Once you’ve successfully completed the course and associated qualification examinations you’ll gain a Pitman Training certificate and an AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping.
The AAT Foundation Award in Bookkeeping qualification you can gain on successful completion of the course is a recognised industry standard that will help boost your CV.
The practical experience you learn on the course means you are ‘job ready’ upon completion. It really does provide you with the platform you’ve been waiting for to get your career in finance off the ground, and put your flair with numbers to good use.
There are a number of progression options available on completion of this award. You might look to progress your training to gain an AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping. This qualification would enable you to progress your career into more senior Accounting roles.
Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. This course is suitable for beginner to intermediate level. Over 10 self-paced lessons you’ll learn how to format your spreadsheet to best display your information, handle simple and complex formulas, insert charts, learn how to insert functions such as IFERROR and much much more.
Learn how to use the features and functions of Microsoft Excel 2016 with this unique online course. The full course will teach you how to create and format worksheets, use functions, tables, formulas and more. If you already have some experience with Excel and just want to learn certain aspects of the programme, this course can be studied in modules meaning you can pick and choose the specific elements that you most want to concentrate on.
There are no pre-requisites required for this award.
This award can lead to a fantastic number of careers in accountancy such as Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant or Finance Assistant. If you’re keen to plot a definitive path for promotion you could work towards roles such as Finance Manager, Assistant Accountant/Accountant, Auditor and more.