Pitman Training

Foundation in Book-Keeping Diploma with AAT Qualification

Diploma Outline

Our Foundation in Book-keeping Diploma with AAT Qualification 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.

A great platform whether you’re just starting out in book-keeping and accounting or want to top up existing book-keeping skills by getting up to speed with new software and ways of working.  

A really comprehensive course, split into key segments for you to work your way through, our Foundation in Book-keeping Diploma with AAT Qualification combines manual skills with computerised book-keeping and spreadsheet knowledge, in a practical format.

As part of the course you also gain access to the AAT network, through AAT student membership, which can connect you to thousands of others in the financial world.

You also have the chance to learn supporting skills, as part of this Diploma, honing your Word, Outlook, Costing and Pricing, Data Entry, Communication Skills or Business Law knowledge to further enhance your career opportunities.

Pitman Training’s Foundation in Book-keeping Diploma with AAT Qualification is suitable for anyone keen to develop book-keeping and spreadsheets skills for an accounting role, whether inhouse for a business, or providing the services on a self-employed basis. It’s also valuable for small business owners who want to get a firmer grip on their own finances. 

Upon completion of this Pitman Training Diploma you also will be armed with the ‘AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping qualification’ and an ‘AAT Level 2 Certificate in Computerised Accounting’, recognised industry standards that will be attractive to employers looking for your skills. Employers can trust CVs that have these qualifications as they know you have been trained to a high level.

It’s essential to be trained in the latest software and ways of working, as businesses have to work to maximum efficiency and productivity and software systems such as Sage 50 Accounts are used by businesses nationwide. By having been professionally trained on all key areas your CV will really add up.

Our Foundation in Book-keeping Diploma with AAT Qualification has a set of core subjects, as follows:-

Book-keeping Level 2 (3 modules) – This includes the double entry system; VAT basics; creating sales invoices; general ledger management; handling petty cash; preparing a trial balance; bank and statement reconciliations; managing contra entries and bad debt; checking invoices for accuracy; accounting for payroll in the accounts; preparing statements of account; paying invoices; calculating depreciation; calculating profit or loss and preparing a profit and loss account and balance sheet as well as closing off the ledger accounts. 

Sage 50 Accounts – Convert your manual book-keeping skills to computerised accounts using the most popular software to see how you can be more productive and effective with your time.

Microsoft Excel – Learn spreadsheet skills to a good business standard, which will enable you to create spreadsheets, enter data, formulas and functions, create charts and more. 
Microsoft Excel Expert – Advanced spreadsheet skills cover areas such as importing and exporting data, creating and using templates, linking workbooks, data management, using analysis tools and pivot tables.

You can then choose to support the above with an additional course,  for example, from one of the below, as part of your Diploma:-

  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Numeric Data Entry
  • Costing and Pricing
  • Go…Make a Difference!
  • Go…Get that Job!
  • Communication at Work
  • Introduction to Business Structure and Law
  • Health and Safety Essentials
  • PC Basics

The above are recommended electives for this Diploma.  Alternative subjects may be chosen if more suitable to your existing skills and career. Your Course Advisor would help you determine the best course for you.

You could have our Diploma on your CV in just 5 weeks* and have boosted your CV for your next job application (*based on 20-30 hours a week study). With the course broken down into modules and our flexible working options, you can work through the Diploma at a pace to suit you.

Our Foundation in Book-Keeping Diploma with AAT Qualification course is part of our distance learning range – which can be accessed online via our distance learning portal. 

This means that you have the flexibility to study our Book-Keeping course:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’ve decided to go ahead, all you’ll need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre that offers and supports our distance learning platform, and they will arrange for you to have an induction to show you around the system and talk you through how our online training works. After this, you can learn in your own time and at your own speed, but with the knowledge you have support at hand if required. 

To find your nearest centre that offers and supports our online AAT Book-Keeping training, click here.

The best way to make sure your training programme suits you, your skills, your ambitions and your busy schedule, is to get in touch with us for a free, friendly expert career consultation.