Certificate in Accounting with AAT

Certificate in Accounting with AAT

This accounting programme combines Pitman Training’s renowned practical approach to learning with industry leading knowledge from AAT, the professional body for accountancy.

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This is an essential Level 2* qualification for anyone starting out on their financial career path looking for junior/entry-level positions, such as Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant, and Purchase Ledger Clerk.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 230 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type

diploma

Duration

230 hours flexi study or 9 weeks full-time

About this diploma

Programme Outline

This will also be a useful qualification to gain if you’re a business owner wanting to confidently maintain and manage your business finances.

No matter your reasons for studying this qualification, you can be confident you’ll gain a level of knowledge that can apply in any business setting.

There are a number of career and training progression options available from this qualification. If you have a goal of working as an Accountant or Management Accountant, for example, with this qualification you could opt to continue your studies and seek to gain a Diploma in Accounting qualification and then further consolidate your skills and take them to the top level with a Diploma in Professional Accounting.

Every business needs people with a strong grasp of figures, but these days to be in demand you also need to have the technical know-how to be able to input and report financial information using the latest software. Being able to provide senior management with accurate and timely reports and data analysis is crucial.

Whether you’ve already got basic skills or are venturing into the world of finance for the first time, this qualification could be the catalyst to truly launch your career in accounting.

This robust programme combines Pitman Training’s renowned practical approach to learning with industry leading knowledge from AAT, the professional awarding body for accountancy.

* Level 2 is the equivalent of Level 4 in Ireland and Level 5 in Scotland.

Climb the Career Ladder

This is an excellent programme for those who wish to gain the skillset required to work in the financial industry. You’ll study a range of courses, including manual and computerised bookkeeping and costing.

Not only will you gain the essential knowledge and understanding of basic accounting procedures, on successful completion you will be able to present your accounting qualification to potential employers and be confident in the knowledge that you’ve put yourself in the best possible position to climb the accounting career ladder.

This certificate programme holds valuable skills for any accounting professional. Whether working within a large or small organisation, as a consultant, or self-employed accountant, the skills learnt here are valuable to all. Small business owners who look after their own finances will also find this course beneficial.

For the duration of your studies, you’ll gain access to MyAAT, the online AAT study support site, with resources, study guides, practice assessments, etc.

Once you’ve successfully completed your training, you’ll gain a Pitman Training certificate and be well placed to gain the AAT Certificate in Accounting qualification.

Aims and Objectives

Packed full of practical training, the Certificate in Accounting with AAT is your blueprint for building a successful career in finance.

If you are looking to gain an initial AAT qualification, this is an excellent starting point. Once you’ve completed your course, you will be well positioned to go on and undertake the relevant AAT examinations to gain a Level 2 Certificate in Accounting qualification.

Courses Included

Bookkeeping - Module 1

People with strong bookkeeping skills are always in demand. This course is designed to give you an advantage over others with less experience, teaching you double-entry bookkeeping.

Bookkeeping - Module 2

This course is the second module designed to further your bookkeeping studies using the double entry system so you can keep accurate bookkeeping records.

Bookkeeping - Module 3

This third bookkeeping module covers many areas including using the journal, and year end accounts which include the profit and loss account and balance sheet.

 

Sage 50 Accounts Ireland

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The Business Environment

This course will provide knowledge and understanding of key business concepts and their practical application in the external and internal environment in which you will work. You will gain an understanding of the legal system and principles of contract law and also about wider issues impacting businesses, including the global economic environment in which it operates, how governments impact upon it, and the competitive nature of the global economy.

Principles of Costing

Learn to understand an organisation’s cost recording system, use it to record or extract data, and use spreadsheets to convey information on actual and budgeted income and expenditure.

Pre-Requisites

There are no formal pre-requisites required.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 

 

Self-Funded: 

  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

 

 

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

 

 

Career Path

This programme is ideal if you’re looking for a career in accounts and finance, working as an Accounts Assistant, or Bookkeeper. From here, you could progress to undertake the AAT Level 3 qualification which could lead to a career as an Accountant, Management Accountant, or Finance Manager.

Additional Information

Certificate in Accounting with AAT Training Centres

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Carlow Pitman Training Carlow, Unit 1, Deerpark Business Complex, Dublin Road, Carlow Enquire &
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Waterford Pitman Training Waterford, Unit 630C, Northern Extension, IDA Business Park, Cleaboy Road, Waterford Enquire &
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Carlow
Pitman Training Carlow, Unit 1, Deerpark Business Complex, Dublin Road, Carlow R93 K409
Clare
Pitman Training Clare, Unit 10, Tracklands Business Park, Ennis, Co. Clare V95 F3C5
Cork
Pitman Training Cork, Unit 4, Airport East Business & Technology Park, Cork T12 KW88
Dublin
Pitman Training Dublin, 3 Westland Square, Pearse Street, Dublin D02 N567
Dundalk
Pitman Training Dundalk, First Floor, Ramparts Shopping Centre, The Ramparts, Dundalk, Co Louth A91 R820
Galway
Pitman Training Galway, Centrepoint, Liosban Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway H91 RYD2
Kerry
Pitman Training Kerry, 2nd Floor Davcon Building, Monavalley Business Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry V92 XY58
Laois
Pitman Training Laois, Kea-Lew Business Park, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois, R32 W0DT
Limerick
Pitman Training Limerick, Unit 8 Chapel Court, Cathedral Place, Limerick V94 F6K2
Mullingar
Pitman Training Mullingar, Castle House, Castle Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91 Y896
Kildare
Pitman Training Kildare, Monread Shopping Centre, Monread Road, Naas W91 YR12
Sligo
Pitman Training Sligo, Abbey House, JFK Parade, Sligo V94 YH6Y
Dublin-Swords
Pitman Training Dublin-Swords, Chamber Buildings, North Street, Swords, Co.Dublin K67 A347
Waterford
Pitman Training Waterford, Unit 630C, Northern Extension, IDA Business Park, Cleaboy Road, Waterford X91 X7FV
Wexford
Pitman Training Wexford, Unit 10, Westpoint Business Park, Clonard, Wexford Town Y35 YX60
Wicklow
Pitman Training Wicklow, 10 Bullford Business Campus, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow A63 TP65

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