Thank you for your interest in one of our AAT Accounting and Bookkeeping courses. Admissions for courses will take place at our Centre for Lifelong Learning

For information about admission times, course dates and pricing please view this PDF.

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Assessments will be taking place on 10th July 2pm-4pm at the Centre for Lifelong Learning in room 5.12

AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping – Level 2


AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping – Level 2

About the course

The aim of this qualification is to develop your understanding of the bookkeeping principles to advance your career in finance. In particular how to execute the principles of double entry bookkeeping and understanding journals, control accounts and a trial balance. Study it as a standalone, or as the natural mid-point between the introductory and advanced bookkeeping qualifications.

Benefits of studying this qualification

  • Specialised transferable and recognisable career-boosting skills
  • Expertise to start a healthy business and become a professional bookkeeper
  • Clear progression to your choice of great careers
  • Industry-recognised qualification
  • Flexible computer-based assessments
  • Stepping stone to further studies in Bookkeeping, Computerised Accounting and the AAT Accounting Qualification

The intermediate level will suit you if:

You¿ve completed the introductory bookkeeping level and want to build on your skills You¿re already working in finance and you want an industry-recognised qualification You¿d like to work in bookkeeping with a large finance department or as an independent professional You run your own business and you¿d prefer to do your own bookkeeping

  • Processing bookkeeping transactions
  • Understanding double-entry bookkeeping, integrating books of prime entry and describing coding system functions
  • Understanding discounts and settlement, trade and bulk discount differences
  • Preparing and processing customer and supplier invoices and credit notes
  • Totalling and balancing a 3-column analysed cash book

There are two assessments, both computer-based.

After successfully completing Level 2 AAT certificate in Bookkeeping you can study:

  • Level 2 Award in Computerised Accounting
  • Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

Course information

Start date
(see other dates)
18 September 2019

Select your preferred start date

Course level
Level 2
Course code
Start date
End date
30 Weeks
Lifelong Learning
Class Type
Part Time
Student Type
Adults (19+)

All full-time courses are FREE to UK and EU residents aged 16-18 on 31 August in their first year of study.

If you are aged 19+ and looking to study a Level 3 or above course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.

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The Centre for Lifelong Learning

Centre for Lifelong Learning

On the doorstep of Finsbury Park this Centre specialises in adult education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Literacy and Numeracy, IT and Teacher Training.