AAT - Basic Costing


Studying for the AAT Basic Costing exam

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The AAT Basic Costing syllabus

A good page to start on if you are unclear where to begin would be the overview Management Accounting page and, within this, the one on Costing. .

Other useful starting points for exploration are linked to syllabus areas below.

The syllabus for Basic Costing is split into 3 main learning outcomes (LOs):

LO1 Understand the cost recording system within an organization

The best page to start with here is the one on Costing.

LO2 Be able to use the cost recording system to record or extract data

The best place to start is again with the Costing page, followed by the ones relating to Materials costsLabour costs, Overheads and Cost Behaviour.

LO3 Be able to use spreadsheets to provide information on actual and budgeted income and expenditure

The knowledgebank does not contain currently content relating to the use of spreadsheet packages.

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