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

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

This AAT Level 2 in Accounting Software course provides you with the required practical skills and knowledge of using Sage Business Cloud software and Microsoft Excel.

What is Sage Business Cloud?

Sage Business Cloud Accounting and Sage Business Cloud Payroll are a suite of cloud-based accountancy and payroll products developed by Sage Group aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises as well as the self-employed.

First launched in the UK and Ireland in 2011, Sage Business Cloud is a set of small business management tools, offering accounting, payments, time-tracking and payroll tools. It includes mobile apps, which allow you to accept business payments, manage payroll functions and pay bills.

Course 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

    This course includes the AAT subscription fee worth £48.

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

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    Is the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software Level 2 online course right for me?

    AAT Accounting Software Level 2 Foundation Award suits anyone looking to make the move into Bookkeeping, and would also be ideal for those who have undertaken the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software.    

    This course would be right for you, if:

    •    You are unsure where to start a career in bookkeeping 
    •    You’re currently in an administration role but would like to improve your current knowledge in Bookkeeping or upskill
    •    You have no previous experience in this sector but would like to study an entry-level bookkeeping qualification

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

    This second qualification in the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software, provides a logical pathway to work towards a career as a bookkeeper, using computerised accounting software. You'll be able to support your knowledge in Sage Business Cloud in a business context. 

    With the skills gained from this course, your potential new career opportunities might include:

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

    If you're a business owner you will find this course beneficial, as you'll be able to keep your own books and improve the running of your business. Accountants will be able to accurately report and provide essential information to HMRC for VAT returns.

    Why study the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software Level 2 online course with e-Careers?

    We have over 575,000 learners from 50+ countries and as such, we have learnt from that experience to develope an excellent eLearning solution which is globally recognised and respected. As a professional, award-winning company, we are trusted by some of the world’s largest organisations, such as the NHS, Sachi & Sachi, American Express and more!

    We're a Sage Certified organisation, which offers official courses with a Sage assessment and certificate at the end of each course. This means that you will be able to earn a Sage certificate, while practicing for your AAT exam. This gives you the best chance to pass your exam. 

    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 Business Cloud software
    •    Continued tutor support throughout the duration of your course
    •    An average pass rate of 93.7%
    •    Gain two qualifications in just one course
    •    Becoming familiar with Sage Business Cloud software
    •    Completing mock assessments to test your knowledge as you work through learning materials
    •    Receiving ongoing tutor support

    *Sage Business Cloud is compatible with both Windows and Mac devices. 

    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 Business Cloud 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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