Level 2 home learning

smulx
smulx Registered Posts: 23 Dedicated contributor ? ? ?
I just want to make absolutely sure before ordering... If I complete the AAT Level 2 Award in Bookkeeping (QCF) that is available through the AAT website and pass the exam at a centre, is this all I need to progress to the Intermediate Level 3 at college?

Thanks

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  • sdv
    sdv Registered Posts: 585
    smulx wrote: »
    If I complete the AAT Level 2 Award in Bookkeeping (QCF)

    Thanks

    Not Guaranteed!

    I would check with the college that you are hoping to enroll with and confirtm that they will accept an Award in Bookkeeping as an entry qualification for their Level 3 course.

    At AAT Level 2 (Foundation/Cerificate) you are not only taught bookkeeping, but an introduction to costing, Sage, Health & safety and working effectively.
  • DanBol
    DanBol Registered Posts: 8 Regular contributor ⭐ ? ⭐
    sdv is right...
    even though you have the experience in bookkeeping it may not be enough in order to progress to level 3. I had someone who used to be the regional manager for Barclays but still had to do level 2 as she lacked the relevent experience.
    Therefore I recommend doing level 2 first and then progressing from there. Level 2 isnt particualrly hard once you get used to it! ;)
  • amyjayne27
    amyjayne27 Registered Posts: 314
    Hi smulx,

    Its best to check with whatever training provider you decide to use to study the AAT. I did City & Guilds bookkeeping and accounting level 1 & 2, and took a test with Premier Training (my chosen provider) and they said I could go straight onto level 3, they said level 2 would be a waste of my money and time. I started a few weeks ago and so far I am not struggling, so I would say it all depends.

    Thanks,

    Amy
  • smulx
    smulx Registered Posts: 23 Dedicated contributor ? ? ?
    I asked at the college and they said it wouldn't be enough. It seems silly that AAT offer a level 2 that isn't sufficient to progress to level 3. I wanted to avoid doing the level 2 at the college because the tutor is totally useless and it'll take a lot longer. Does anyone know of any other level 2 courses that are available through home learning?
  • Rinske
    Rinske Registered Posts: 2,453
    It seems silly to me.

    On the AAT website, about the QFC:
    At the end you will have an introductory qualification that will give you exemptions from the main AAT Accounting Qualification, so it can really boost your career prospects!
    https://www.aat.org.uk/content/item2560/

    and

    Foundation (NVQ Level 2) / AAT Level 2 Certificate for Accounting Technicians (QCF) - equivalent to GCSE’s grade A-C
    Skills learned:
    Administrative processes. Double entry bookkeeping. Accounting systems. Purchase, sales and general ledgers.
    https://www.aat.org.uk/content/item2555/

    Have a search on AAT level 2 on the main site.

    Before you start on level 2 and do it all over, I would recommend to maybe do the test the AAT set up for it, to see what it suggests and I would check with the AAT directly instead of your college!
    https://www.aat.org.uk/content/item13829/
  • JaffasGirl
    JaffasGirl Registered Posts: 387
    On the bpp website it says that the bookkeeping course gains you and exemption from level 2 of the technician course.

    However, you are probably better off waiting a couple of months untill the new standards come in. Cause things are likely a change in July with the new standards and you may end up having to do level two anyway.
  • smulx
    smulx Registered Posts: 23 Dedicated contributor ? ? ?
    Rinske wrote: »
    It seems silly to me.
    Before you start on level 2 and do it all over, I would recommend to maybe do the test the AAT set up for it, to see what it suggests and I would check with the AAT directly instead of your college!
    https://www.aat.org.uk/content/item13829/
    I wont score very high on something like that, I'm only just finishing the level 1 intro at my college. The exam is next month. I was just hoping I could get through level two by September, then I could start level 3 at the college. If the level 2 on the AAT site was sufficient, it would be nice and simple.

    It just looks as though I'll have to go through the level 2 at the college which will add a full year to getting qualified. The worst part is the tutor though. She's not even a real teacher, she just comes in to teach the part time course. She's a nice person, she just can't teach very well.
  • smulx
    smulx Registered Posts: 23 Dedicated contributor ? ? ?
    Does no one know of a place that provides home learning for level 2 that does cover all the material?
  • Rinske
    Rinske Registered Posts: 2,453
    I'm quite sure there should be others, but have no clue who that might be.

    Try googling and having a look at the sites of Eagle training, Premier training, BBP or Kaplan.

    A number of colleges also offer it as online course as well as class course, so there should be loads of options for you!
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