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AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2


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.

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Course information

Start date
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06 February 2019

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

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.

Fully Funded