AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting

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    This course is an ideal starting point for a school-leaver, someone returning to the workplace, or someone who has not studied for a while. Learners must attend college for one four hour lesson per week.

    This course is offered on the following days:

    September Start:

    Gloucester Campus: Tuesday evenings, Thursday or Friday daytime

    Cheltenham Campus: Monday daytime or Wednesday evening

    January Start:

    Gloucester Campus: Tuesday evenings

    Cheltenham Campus:  Thursday daytime

    The course covers five units relating to:

    • Bookkeeping Transactions
    • Bookkeeping Controls
    • Working Effectively in Finance
    • Elements of Costing
    • Using computerised Accounting Software.

    For further detail refer to the AAT website http://www.aat.org.uk/.

    You will undertake in five computer based assessments, including an end of year synoptic assesment

    In addition to attending college, students will be expected to undertake between 3 and 4 hours additional study out of college

    For further information, please phone 0345 155 2020.

    Finally, there are a number of options available at GC to help you pay for your course fees:

    • Setting up a Direct Debit: You’ll be asked for a 20% deposit when you enrol and this can be paid in cash, or by debit or credit card.  Course fees must be paid in full by the end of your course so the monthly instalments would be adjusted accordingly e.g. for a one year course you would make 8 payments
    • Support for those that are unemployed and in receipt of benefits: Contact Student Services to find out if this course is eligible for funding and whether you are eligible


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AAT Accounting Technician

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Why Gloucestershire College?

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