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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


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Accounting - AAT Level 2 Certificate


Accounting - AAT Level 2 Certificate

About the course

Administered by the Association of Accounting Technicians, the UK's leading professional body for accountants, this standalone qualification will equip you for your first job in accountancy, or for further study. 

The L2 Certificate in Accounting will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles by giving you a solid foundation in finance administration.

What’s so great about this course is its part face to face and part online. So this course will benefit a learner that has very good independent study skills. All the Online materials are included in the price. 


You will be covering the main elements with a teacher in class in the evenings and then you will be independently working through the online modules in areas such as double entry bookkeeping and basic costing principles. To further develop your skills you can go on to study the Intermediate and Advanced courses and achieve the full AAT Accounting Qualification.




You should have fluent written and oral communication skills (maths and English at L1) and these will be tested at a formal interview prior to full enrolment. 

Useful strengths to have: 

  • Confidence with numbers 
  • Time management 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Problem solving

Or you have completed the Level 1 in Access AAT, Computerised accounts and Bookkeeping Level 1 completed.



The course consists of 5 units: 

  • Basic costing 
  • Computerised accounting 
  • Work effectively in accounting and finance 
  • Processing bookkeeping transactions 
  • Control accounts, journals and the banking system

Each of the 5 units is assessed via a computer-based exam. 

Please be aware that the fee for the course includes AAT registration fees and exam fees (including one resit).

After completing the Introductory Certificate in Accounting, you can: ¿ Start earning straight away ¿ Progress to the AAT L3 Intermediate Diploma in Accounting 


Job opportunities: 


The roles you are qualified to perform after completing this qualification include: 

  • Accounts Administrator 
  • Accounts Assistant 
  • Accounts Payable Clerk 
  • Bookkeeper 
  • Payroll Administrator 
  • Payroll Officer 
  • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk 
  • Tax Assistant/Trainee 
  • Trainee Accounts Technician

Salary £10,000 - £24,000.

Further Information 1

If you require any further information please visit our awarding body website 

https://www.aat.org.uk/ or please contact our customer team.

“Being at Plan UK has exposed me to a variety of departments which has allowed me to gain a wider understanding of what my future career could entail."

Reece Rochester

Reece Rochester

Studied: BTEC Diploma in Business Administration

While working as a HR Apprentice at Plan UK, Reece plans to use the skills he has learnt through his apprenticeship to work his way up in his next position.

“Being at Plan UK has exposed me to a variety of departments which has allowed me to gain a wider understanding of what my future career could entail. I am involved in everything from recruitment to payroll.

“The best part about getting an apprenticeship scheme is getting paid while working towards a qualification and, for me, knowing that there’s a job at the end of it. My short term goal is to get a permanent role for job security after my apprenticeship ends while utilising my skills learnt at Plan to progress in the longer term.

"My tutor at the College, Ravinder Sokhal, has been instrumental in offering support with getting a job after my contract expires.”

Course information

Start date
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01 January 1970
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.