Accounting (AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate)

Accounting (AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate)

Subject Area: Accounting Adult Learning


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2019
  • Attendance: Part-time
  • Duration: 35 Weeks
  • Course Code: 141311
  • Entry Requirements

    A good profile of GCSEs including English and Maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above.Suitable for all age 19+

    Course Overview


    At this level you’ll start to develop your skills in double entry bookkeeping and gain a grasp of management and administrative processes. You will learn management accounting principles, how to use manual and computerised accounting systems and how to work with purchases, sales and general ledgers.

    The following units will be covered: Bookkeeping transactions, Bookkeeping controls, Elements of Costing, Using Accounting Software and Work Effectively in Finance.

    In the workplace most accounting work is performed using computers, but the course focuses on teaching you to understand and perform the relevant calculations manually.

    Course Highlights

    A career in accountancy can lead to top management in any organisation as no business can exist without the advice of accountants. There are lots of opportunities to work in this field which are interesting, varied and can lead to high financial rewards. Accounting Technicians are skilled support staff working in accounting and finance and in wider business careers. The Association of Accounting Technicians is a widely respected professional organisation. When employers advertise for accounts staff they frequently state that applicants should have or should be studying for an AAT qualification. Achievement of the level 2 qualification tells employers that the candidate understands the work of an accounts clerk and should be able to work successfully at this level.

    This course is part of the AAT’s new education and training scheme and is

    recognised by the QCF.

    Tuition Costs

    Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at

    Additional Costs

    Textbooks – by Osborne books: Estimated costs per unit: £14.00 - £21.00.

    AAT costs: AAT student admission fee £41 – (Subject to change).

    AAT annual membership fee £88 – (Subject to change)

    Students should join the AAT within 4 weeks of starting the course.