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The AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software course introduces you to the basic principles and skills of computerised bookkeeping using accounting software (see details ).
This stand-alone course is ideal to combine with our AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping course or if you just want to pick up the basic skills to use computerised accounting software to process your business transactions. This course is also ideal for self-employed professionals or small business owners to process your business transactions.
You can start this course immediately (learn at your own pace and convenience with full tutor support from us), or you can register for one of our upcoming live online tutor-led classes. See below for fees and other details.
This course is fully accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). Overseas learners are welcome. AAT’s qualifications are recognised internationally by employers and other professional accounting bodies such as ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, etc.
We offer two study options: Distance Learning and Live Online Learning (see details ).
Fees: £190 (Distance Learning); £275 (Live Online Learning). Fees include study material (around two books & Sage 50 trial; see details ), but does not include AAT membership fees and AAT assessment fees (see details ). Interest free payment plan available.
14 days "No Quibbles, Money Back" assurance (see details ).
After completion, you will be able to process cash and bank transactions; process sales and purchases; maintain customers and suppliers modules.
You will also be able to do bank reconciliation and produce many reports including trial balance. Finally, you will learn to process basic journal entries (also called double entries) and correct errors.
1 – Set up accounting software
Set up a new business, its customers and suppliers
Set up general ledger (nominal ledger accounts)
Enter opening balances (if any) into any of the above accounts
2 – Process sales and purchase transactions
Process sales invoices and credit notes
Allocate receipts from customers
Process purchase invoices and credit notes
Allocate payments to suppliers
3 – Process bank and cash transactions
Process receipts and payments
Process recurring receipts and payments
Process petty cash receipts and payments
4 – Perform period end routine tasks
Reconcile the bank statement
5 – Produce reports
Produce routine reports for the customers and suppliers
Produce routine reports from the general ledger
You will be assessed through one computer based assessment which can be taken at any AAT assessment venue. There are various assessment venues and centres available for AAT computer- based exams all over the UK. Assessment fees are payable directly to the assessment venue.
You also have the option to do your exam at our exams centre in Milton Keynes for a discounted fee of £54.
We at Learning Academy offer two study options for the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software course.
You can study at your own pace and convenience with full tutor support through our distance learning course, also known as “home study”, “self-study” or “correspondence” course. We provide you with all the study material you will need to prepare for your exams.
You can also join our live online tutor-led classes which allow you to learn in a classroom environment from the comfort of your home. Start date for next live online batch to be confirmed.
We will provide a text book and a trial copy of Sage accounting software.
This is an open qualification and there are no formal qualifications required.
However, you need to have good literacy and numeracy skills. This requirement can be supported in many ways, including:
If you join the LIVE online course you need to have good IT skills to be able to participate and study. We will invite you for a demo session where you will be able to find out for yourself whether you will be comfortable using this new and unique way of learning. You also need to have good IT equipment (a desktop or a laptop) with high speed broadband connectivity.
This is a standalone course and can be taken up along with our AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping course. Upon completion of both these qualifications, you can progress to AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.
As for your career progression, you can look forward to being employed as an accounts assistant in an accounts/finance department. You can also work in roles such as bookkeeper, ledger assistant, sales ledger clerk, accounts payable clerk, petty cashier, payroll assistant etc. especially in computerised accounting environment. You can continue your further studies while working to achieve a good balance of work experience with academic studies.
The syllabus for this qualification has been based on the information published by the AAT. For a detailed syllabus and guidance for this qualification please refer to the information available on AAT's website: https://www.aat.org.uk/prod/s3fs-public/assets/AAT_Foundation_Award_in_Accounting_Software_L2_Qual_Spec_Final.pdf We have tried to summarise the information available but cannot be held responsible for any omissions or inconsistencies.
Updated: June 2017