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AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software (Level 2) - Sage 50

What is the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software Level 2 course

The AAT Level 2 in Accounting Software provides the necessary practical skills and knowledge of using Sage 50 Accounts Professional and Microsoft Excel.

Sage 50 Accounts Professional is the most commonly used accounting software by businesses in the UK, so if you're looking for employment this is the software to give you the greatest chance of success.

Topics include: 

  •    Accounting software
  •    Entering accounting transactions
  •    Producing a range of financial reports
  •    The course uses official Sage material, ensuring you're learning from the very best

    We are incredibly honoured to announce that we've been shortlisted for the ‘AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year award 2020!'

    This course includes the AAT subscription fee worth £48.

    Key features
    • Delivery Method: Online
    • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
    • Tutor Support Included
    • Course Access: 12 months
    • 93.7% Pass rate (Level 2)
    • Dual AAT & Sage Certification
    • Interest Free Payments
    • Xero Advisor Certification
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    Key features
    • Delivery Method: Online
    • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
    • Tutor Support Included
    • Course Access: 12 months
    • 93.7% Pass rate (Level 2)
    • Dual AAT & Sage Certification
    • Interest Free Payments
    • Xero Advisor Certification
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    Is the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software Level 2 online course right for me?

    This AAT Accounting Software Level 2 Foundation Award would suit anybody interested in getting into bookkeeping and would also be the perfect next step for those who have undertaken the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software. That said, there are no pre-requisits to enrol on this course.   

    This course would be right for you, if:

    •    You wanted to take your first steps towards a career in bookkeeping but are unsure where to begin
    •    You’re in an administration role and would like to refresh your current skills or build upon your current knowledge in bookkeeping
    •    You have little to no previous bookkeeping experience and would like to study an entry-level bookkeeping qualification

    As all our courses are delivered via an an online learning platform, we recommend:

    •    You are at least 16 years old (or have the consent of a parent or guardian)
    •    You have a solid understanding of the English language
    •    You’re comfortable with basic mathematics
    •    You have access to a PC or Laptop. This course is both Mac and Windows compatible, however, the Sage software is not compatible with Apple Macs (unless Boot Camp is installed)

    What job could I get with the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software Level 2 online course?

    The second qualification in the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software will provide a logical pathway for you work towards a job as a bookkeeper, using computerised accounting software. You'll be able to comfortably demonstrate your knowledge in Sage 50 to Sage standards and in a business context. 

    With the skills gained in this Foundation Award in Accounting Software (Level 2), new career opportunities could include:

    •    Clerical Assistant
    •    Bookkeeper
    •    Accounts Clerk
    •    Finance Assistant
    •    Accounts Administrator

    Business owners will also find this course beneficial. You'll be able to keep your own books, as well as improve the running of your business. Accountants will be able to accurately report and provide essential information to HMRC for VAT returns.

    What can you expect from a job in Bookkeeping?

    Bookkeeping careers tend to experience healthy job security and are fairly well paid, making it a popular career choice for both new entrants into the marketplace and with individuals looking for a career change. 

    Bookkeeping responsibilities will vary by role, but often include:

    •    Overseeing budgets
    •    Preparing bills and invoices
    •    Managing payroll
    •    Completing purchase orders
    •    Auditing financial information

    Whilst salaries vary by industry, sector and role, a bookkeeper can expect to earn between £15,000 and £32,000 a year, with a UK industry average of £23,000 a year

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    Why study this AAT qualification with e-Careers

    With over 500,000 learners in 50 countries, we know that we have built an eLearning solution which is globally recognised and respected. We’re a professional, award-winning company, trusted by some of the world’s largest organisations, including Sachi & Sachi, the NHS, American Express and more!

    We are a Sage Certified organisation, offering an official course with a Sage assessment and certificate at the end of the course. This means you will earn a Sage certificate, while gaining practice for the actual AAT exam, meaning you have a higher chance of passing it. 

    Other benefits include:

    •    AAT subscription fee worth £48 included in the cost
    •    An average course completion time of 6-8 months (access for 12 months)
    •    180 days of access to Sage 50 Accounts Professional software
    •    Continued tutor support throughout the duration of your course
    •    An average pass rate of 93.7%
    •    Gain two qualifications in just one course

    With this course you will also:

    •    Become familiar with Sage 50 Accounts Professional software
    •    Complete mock assessments to test your knowledge as you work through learning materials
    •    Receive ongoing tutor support

    Enquire now to enrol on the Access Award in Accounting Software (Level 2).

    *Sage software is only compatible with a Windows PC or Laptop. This software is not compatible with Apple Mac’s (unless Boot Camp is installed).

    What are the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software Level 2 course modules?

    •    Opening Balances and Journals
    •    Sales and Purchase Ledgers Transactions
    •    Bank and Petty Cash Transactions
    •    The Trial Balance and Data Security

    What else will the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software (Level 2) course cover?

    Once you have completed the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software (Level 2) you will feel more confident in your accounting abilities. Some other benefits include:

    •    Learning how to use Sage 50 accounting software
    •    Becoming proficient in setting up the accounting software
    •    Studying how to process sales and purchase transactions
    •    Learning how to process bank and cash transactions
    •    Becoming confident in ensuring that VAT is posted to the correct account
    •    Learning to effectively perform period end routine tasks
    •    Discovering how to produce professional reports for customers and suppliers (and from the general ledger)

    AAT Exams Update - COVID-19

    Pearson VUE-owned test centres will be following the recommendations from the CDC and World Health Organization for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting testing candidates and their staff. Candidates are asked to comply with the health and safety guidelines outlined below to keep fellow candidates safe. (Face masks are now required while testing at Pearson VUE-owned test centres).

    What you need to know

    You will not be admitted to the test centre and should reschedule your exam if:

    You have tested positive for COVID-19 (unless you have been symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine and at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure, or you have received two negative COVID-19 test results in a row, 24 hours apart)

    You are currently experiencing or have experienced one or more associated symptoms within the last fourteen (14) days (unless You have been symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine):

    • Shortness of breath
    • Cough
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Sore throat
    • Loss of smell

    You live with or have had close contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19 (unless at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure).

    Have been or are under home quarantine or centralized observation by government or healthcare authorities (unless at least 14 days have passed since your quarantine or centralized observation has been lifted by the government or healthcare authorities).

    Synoptic windows revised

    Synoptic window dates have now been confirmed for the remainder of the year and include additional dates to help with planning and potential capacity issues due to social distancing restrictions. Full details can be found here.

    In summary, these are:

    Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 (Level 6 in Scotland) Synoptic

    – week commencing 13 July, 20 July, 17 August, 14 September, 12 October, 7 December

    Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4 (Level 8 in Scotland) Synoptic

    – week commencing 6 July, 13 July, 24 August, 21 September, 19 October, 14 December

    Level 2 synoptic assessments

    In agreement with Ofqual, the UK qualifications regulator, the AAT has announced the intention to issue calculated results for eligible students studying the Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 (Level 5 in Scotland) and Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business (Level 2).

    Results will be issued to students on 13 August and, because of this exercise, we are unable to make the Level 2 synoptic assessment available until after these results are released.

    The next Level 2 synoptic window will start in the week commencing 17 August.

    Full details on the revised synoptic windows can be found here.

    AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software Level 2 Exams

    The AAT require all students to join as a student member but don’t worry, the membership fee is something we have included for free in our courses! Just be sure to register as a student member within 14 days of your course start date please. This registration allows you to sit any necessary exams and take advantage of the support and resources available. 

    Please note, exams fees are not included in the price and will cost approximately £60-85 per exam, depending on the exam centre.

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