AAT: Accounting Skills to Run Your Business - Level 2 Award (Distance Learning)

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncgdirect.co.uk for more information.

Duration: 12 Months

Venue: Distance Learning

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The aim of this qualification is to provide basic finance skills to help a business owner manage a healthy cash flow, gain an in-depth knowledge of financial documents and how to work more effectively with their accountants.

In short, you’ll be well equipped to start and run a financially healthy business

For further details contact our enquiries team on:
Tel: 0191 226 6313
email: enquiries@ncgdirect.co.uk
Or visit: www.ncgdirect.co.uk


If you already own your business or want to start up a new one, whether it’s a hairdressing salon or your own plumbing business, then this basic knowledge of accounting and finance will be essential.

The introductory level will suit you if:

  • You need basic knowledge of accounting and finance to run your business
  • You’ve recently started a new business or you’re planning to start one

AAT – Level 2 Award in Accounting Skills to run your business


Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 226 6313 and they will talk you through your application.


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In Person

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Come along to an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

NCG Direct
Group e-learning
1st Floor
Parsons Annexe
Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call : 0191 226 6313 and we will send you an application form.

The introductory level consists of four units:

Budgeting for the small business

  • Understanding why there is a need to budget
  • Understanding operational budgets

Managing cash flow, keeping business healthy

  • Understanding cash and the cash budget
  • Understanding how to monitor and control cash flows
  • Understanding the relationship between cash flow and credit customers

Understanding financial documents

  • Processing financial documents to credit customers and from credit suppliers
  • Understanding the income statement account
  • Understanding the statement of financial position

Sole traders, partnerships & limited companies

  • Notification and essential principles
  • Understanding how sole traders and partnerships notify their liability and the consequences of non-compliance to income tax and national insurance contributions
  • Understanding the VAT return submission process


Supported distance learning

A Personal On-line Tutor who will guide and support you through your studies

Learner view is where you can access your course site, set targets, view tutor notes and access assessments grades.

You will have access to a course site which will contain all the necessary learning materials, tools, support and information required to enable you to successively complete your course.

You will be assessed using a range of methods including written assignments and exams

AAT - Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

Supportive qualification designed for business owners

No formal entry requirements

£ 395.00

Course Fees
£395.00 – This includes all tuition fees and materials.

Additional Fees

Learners are required to pay for the AAT subscription fee and their assessment fees.

These fees are;
Subscription Fee - £41
Assessment Fee - £37

Please check the website for upto date changes on costings https://www.aat.org.uk/

For further information please contact NCG Direct on 0191 2266313


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Course List

Accountancy and Finance

Business and Leadership