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Is this AAT course suitable for me?

The AAT Level 2 course in Accounting and Business from DLC Training provides students to an alternative AAT qualification pathway for those who wish to pursue a pure bookkeeping and or accounting career.

This accounting qualification will offer you opportunities in junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration and the scope to progress your career with further AAT qualifications.

AAT is the leading awarding body for the accounting industry. Partnered with DLC Training, not only are you receiving an internationally recognised qualification, but you’re entitled to endless support from industry experts.

Our mentors and tutors are available to contact in whichever way suits you, including face to face meetings. We’re fully flexible and dedicated to understanding you and your ambitions. Give our highly trained Course Advisors a call today to see how we can help you. You can reach us on 0800 012 6770.

Our guarantee

  • Unrivalled support package

  • Fully flexible study options

  • First class study materials and resources

  • Structured, Constructive Tutor feedback

  • Fully Accredited Professional Qualifications

Course content

The Level 2 Diploma in Accounting and Business is made up of ten mandatory units, assessed by a mixture of computer based tests and projects.

Learners need to complete all mandatory units listed and all exams to achieve this qualification.

Bookkeeping Transactions

  • Understand financial transactions within a bookkeeping system
  • Process customer transactions
  • Process supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Process transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance

Bookkeeping Controls

  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book
  • Understand the use of the journal
  • Open a new set of double entry bookkeeping records using the journal
  • Use the journal to correct errors disclosed and not disclosed by the trial balance
  • Create and clear a suspense account using the journal
  • Use the journal to record other transactions, such as irrecoverable debts, contras and payroll entries
  • Understand key payment methods and the clearing system
  • Understand the importance of document retention
  • Understand and reconcile control accounts
  • Prepare sales and purchase ledger and VAT control accounts
  • Reconcile sales and purchase ledger control accounts

Elements of Costing

  • Understand the cost recording system within an organisation
  • Use the cost recording techniques
  • Provide information on actual and budgeted costs and income

Using Accounting Software

  • Set up accounting software
  • Process sales and purchases transactions
  • Process bank and cash transactions
  • Perform period end routine tasks
  • Produce reports

Work Effectively in Finance

  • Understand the role of the finance function
  • Use Personal skills development in finance
  • Produce work effectively
  • Understand corporate social responsibility (CSR) ethics and sustainability

Business Communication and Personal Skills

  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Use personal skills in a business environment
  • Use effective communication and personal skills in different situations in a business environment

Developing Lifelong Learning Skills

  • Understand how to use different learning methods in different situations
  • Plan own learning
  • Use information appropriately to meet own learning needs
  • Evaluate learning to improve own performance

Introduction to Business and Company Law

  • Identify key elements of the English legal system
  • Understand principles of contract law
  • Identify key employment law issues
  • Recognise the consequences of setting up a limited company

Introduction to Payroll

  • Understand core payroll principles
  • Understand payroll procedures for changes to employee data
  • Calculate gross and net pay
  • Carry out basic post-payroll activities

What our customers say

“Registering was easy. The induction call was informative and very helpful and the knowledge of the tutor is brilliant.

– Viki Reid

Found my experience to be friendly and insightful, coming away with the feeling that me succeeding is just as much their goal as my own.

– Richard Trotman

Support was readily available and very helpful, the feedback received from assignments, etc. was also very useful.

– Kimberley Greenland

Frequently Asked Questions

To ensure our courses are accessible to as many individuals as possible we provide a number of affordable payment options to our students. These options include payment in full, Interest free credit and Monthly instalments.

Talk to one of our course advisors to decide which payment option works best for your personal circumstances.

Here at DLC Training, we understand that once you have made the decision to study for a Professional Qualification you will be keen to begin your studies. That’s why we have made our enrolment process quick and easy.

As soon as you have completed your student enrolment you will receive your log in details for our learning platform. Here you will find all of the resources, guidance and tips you need to succeed with your studies.

Our student success rates are outstanding and we believe this is due to our unrivalled support packages. Every student studying with DLC Training has unlimited 1-2-1 access to our Industry expert Tutors, as well as the complete support of a student mentor who is on hand to offer advice and guidance throughout your distance learning journey.

Yes. As well as being accredited by an industry leading Institute, your course is also regulated and approved by Ofqual, the governing body for Qualifications in the UK. This means you can study any of DLC Training’s professional training courses safe in the knowledge that upon completion of your studies you will receive a certificate of your educational achievement which will be recognised globally.

We have partnered with the leading institutes to ensure we can support individuals working at every level of the career ladder to achieve their professional development aims. This means that we have progression routes available for all of our students. Why not talk to one of our expert course advisors to discuss the best route of progression for you?

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