Foundation Diploma in Bookkeeping with AAT

This diploma is a classic bookkeeping training programme that can result in a solid, industry recognised AAT qualification. 

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Is this for you?

If you’re a beginner to finance and accounts and looking at how best to start your career in this industry, this is a great place to begin.

If you’re looking to set your own bookkeeping business up, this is a great way to start to build your professional skillset that will prove to prospective clients that you have the ability to manage their financial records with confidence.

From here you could look towards gaining further AAT qualifications which could help progress your career path by opening the door to roles such as Accountant, Auditor, Finance Team Leader etc.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 130 CPD points upon successful completion

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Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

Blended, distance learning, in centre

Training Type

diploma

Duration

AAT recommended study time 220 hours

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About this diploma

Make your qualifications count

The Foundation Diploma in Bookkeeping with AAT is a classic course that provides solid qualifications.

Combine Pitman Training’s well-regarded reputation for the quality of our Diplomas, along with our partnership with AAT, the accounting industry’s leading professional body, to bring you qualifications that will stand the test of time.

The lifeblood of every business is cash flow. Having a firm grip on the figures is what differentiates strong businesses from flailing ones. The skills learnt with this diploma ensure business owners and directors can get on with their everyday tasks, relying on you to manage the daily finances enabling them to look at the overall view of their financial status.

Leverage your career by balancing the books

This diploma is packed full of practical training and will provide you with the blueprint for the beginning of a successful career in finance. You’ll study core bookkeeping courses as well as Sage Accounts, meaning you’ll be well up to speed with the processes involved in manual and computerised bookkeeping processes. As well as the key bookkeeping courses, you’ll have the option to select an elective subject of your choice and will also study Microsoft Excel; a vital spreadsheet programme used in businesses and in particular accounting departments worldwide.

All our students who study for an AAT qualification get access to MyAAT. This is an online study support system. A great place to find articles, resources, practice tests etc. all designed to help you succeed in your quest to gain industry qualifications. We recommend spending a good amount of time utilising as much as possible on this platform so that when the time comes for you to sit your qualification examinations, you’re as prepared as possible.

What will you get in return?

At the end of your studies, once you’ve successfully completed your courses and assessments, not only will you you’ll gain a prestigious Pitman Training Diploma certificate but you’ll hold an AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping. Both are recognisable and will be attractive to employers looking for proven accounting skills and experience.

Aims and Objectives

The Foundation Diploma in Bookkeeping will give you the skills you need to gain industry qualifications that will enable you to gain an entry level position in the Accounts Department of any organisation either as a Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant or Purchase Ledger Clerk for example.

Not only will this diploma give you practical experience of the processes involved with both manual and computerised bookkeeping, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience using real-life scenarios throughout your training. This means, when you come to put your training into practice in the workplace, you can be confident in your ability to hit the ground running.

Courses Included

Bookkeeping Level 2 - 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 Level 2 - Module 2

This course is the second module designed to further your bookkeeping level 2 studies using the double entry system so you can keep accurate bookkeeping records.

Bookkeeping Level 2 - 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.

 

Excel

Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. This course is suitable for beginner to intermediate level. Over 10 self-paced lessons you'll learn how to format your spreadsheet to best display your information, handle simple and complex formulas, insert charts, learn how to insert functions such as IFERROR and much much more.

alternative Excel Expert

Our Excel Expert level course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to use this popular spreadsheet programme to an advanced level. You can choose whether you'd like to study 2013 or 2010 and over a series of self-paced lessons you'll learn how to perform tasks such as conditional formatting, recording and running macros, working with pivot tables and using statistical functions. 

Elective Courses

In addition to the core courses, you also choose one additional elective course. Below is a list of recommended courses but there is a wider list available. Please speak to a Course Advisor for full details of how best to tailor this Diploma to your requirements.

Outlook

This flexible study Outlook course takes you through everything you need to use this popular email system as a work tool, from navigation and views through contacts and appointments, to tasks and folders.

Word

Our Microsoft Word course is designed to provide you with the essential skills you will need to be proficient in Word, in a work environment, in as short a time as possible. 

Introduction to Business Structure and Law

If you have or are thinking about setting up your own business, this course will provide you with an essential grounding in the basics of business structure and law.

Understanding Business Accounts

For a business, nothing is more important than its finances. This course will provide you with a good understanding of business accounts – essential knowledge if you run a small business.

Numeric Data Entry

This is a fast, specialist course of 2-3 hours that will teach you how to touch-type using the numeric keypad, essential if you regularly input figures into a computer as part of your role.

Effective Business Communication

This excellent course will raise your game when it comes to business communication skills which is often top of the list of qualities demanded by employers. 

Costing and Pricing

Invaluable for anyone responsible for accounts or setting pricing within a business, this short course is something we’re sure you’ll get true value from, in terms of real pound signs!

Pre-Requisites

There are no specific pre-requisites required for this Diploma.

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

With this reputable qualification on your CV you can confidently work towards a great accounting career. From working as a bookkeeper further training can progress you towards jobs such as Assistant Accountant, Auditor, Finance Team Leader and ultimately, with the right qualifications, a qualified Accountant. 

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Whats the difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Course

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diploma

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.

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