Choosing the Right AAT Accounting Course for Your Employees

Posted: 26 June 2024 at 9:00 am | Author: CAW Business School

As an employer in the finance sector, selecting the appropriate training for your staff is crucial to their professional growth and your business’s success. At CAW Business School we offer a range of Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Accounting courses designed to cater to various levels of experience and expertise. Here’s a quick guide to help you determine which level your employee can start at:

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

Who is it for?

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is ideal for employees who are new to accounting or those with minimal formal accounting training. This course provides a solid foundation in the basics of accounting and finance, making it an excellent starting point for individuals beginning their career in this field.

Course Content

At this level, students will cover essential topics such as:

  • Manual and digital bookkeeping systems
  • Control accounts, journals and reconciliations
  • Key business concepts and their practical application
  • Basic costing and the importance of the costing system
  • Principles of contract law

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

Who is it for?

The AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting is designed for employees who have completed the Level 2 Certificate or possess a basic understanding of accounting principles. This course is perfect for those looking to expand their skills and take on more complex accounting tasks.

Course Content

At this intermediate level, the curriculum includes:

  • Preparing financial statements
  • Tax processes including understanding, preparing and submitting VAT returns to HMRC
  • Management accounting and the role of management accounting in an organisation
  • Micro and macro-economic environments
  • Preparation of final accounts
  • The role of a business’ accounting function

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting

Who is it for?

The AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting is intended for those who have completed the Level 3 Diploma or have substantial practical experience in accounting. This course is tailored for employees aiming for senior roles within your finance team.

Course Content

This advanced course covers:

  • Drafting financial statements and consolidated financial statements
  • Management accounting including planning, control and decision making
  • Internal accounting systems and controls
  • Two optional units: Personal Tax or Business Tax

Making the Right Choice

Selecting the appropriate AAT accounting course level for your employees depends on their current knowledge and career aspirations. By investing in the right level of training, you not only enhance their skills but also strengthen your business’s financial expertise.

For more detailed information and to enrol your employees, visit our website.

CAW Business School is based in Chord Business Park, Godmanchester which is easily commutable from Huntingdon, St Ives, St Neots, Peterborough, Cambridge and the surrounding villages. We have free onsite parking and offer the suite of AAT accounting qualifications.

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