Accounting (AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate)

Accounting (AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate)

Subject Area: Accounting Adult Learning Professional Development


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Part-time
  • Duration: 10 Months
  • Course Code: 152775
  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Previous knowledge of accounting or a Level 1 Bookkeeping qualification would be advantageous but not essential.

    You must be aged 19+.

    Course Overview

    This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation course is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills.

    This Level 2 course is part-funded, so the cost for students is reduced.

    On successful completion of this course, you might be eligible for a fully-funded Level 3 course. Please see information on progression below.


    Course Highlights

    What will I learn?

    This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration - covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software.

    On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.

    Units of Study

    The Level 2 course covers a range of key areas, including:

    • Bookkeeping Transactions
    • Bookkeeping Controls
    • Elements of Costing
    • Work Effectively in Finance
    • Computerised Accounts

    You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.

    How will I be assessed?

    This course is assessed through computer-based exams and a synoptic assessment, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.

    Next Steps


    On successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher levels of the AAT Accounting Qualification (Level 3 and then on to Level 4). Under the National Skills Fund initiative, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of your Level 3 study. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.

    Career opportunities

    The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this qualification will qualify you for roles including Accounts Assistant, Finance Assistant, Credit Control Assistant or Purchase Ledger Clerk.

    Tuition Costs

    For students aged 19+ fees will be £1185.

    Additional Costs

    • Textbooks – 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.

    Online and On Campus

    “Blended learning means I can have a good work-life-family balance. If I didn’t study in this way then I wouldn’t be able to do my qualifications.” Faye McPhillips, Online and On Campus student