AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2
This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) course is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills.
This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.
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.
On successful completion of this course, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course.
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.
Previous knowledge of accounting or a Level 1 Bookkeeping qualification would be advantageous but not essential. You should have GCSE grade 4 (or equivalent) in both Maths and English or be able to demonstrate English and Maths skills through work experience or other qualifications.
You should be over aged 19 prior to the start of the qualification.
If you have a criminal record or have been made bankrupt, AAT might not accept you as a member making you unable to sit your exams. Please contact AAT directly for more advice if this is relevant to you.
The Level 2 course covers a range of key areas, including:
Introduction to Bookkeeping
Principles of Bookkeeping
Principles of Costing
The Business Environment
You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.
This course is assessed through computer-based exams and a synoptic assessment, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.
£362 - £724
The fees for this course can vary depending on funding eligibility, if you feel you may qualify for funding, please contact the Funding Team.
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher levels of the AAT Accounting Qualifications (Level 3 and then on to Level 4). Under the Free Courses for Jobs 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.
Dates & durations
19th September 2023 - 2nd July 2024, Tuesdays, 6.00pm-9.00pm
21st September 2023 - 4th July 2024, Thursdays, 9.00am-12.15pm
22nd January 2024 - 1st July 2024, Mondays, 6.00pm-9.00pm
1st February 2024 - 4th July 2024, Thursdays, 1.15pm-4.00pm
We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model.
Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 4-5 hours studying independently online each week.
On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a College tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.
Students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning & Research Centre, study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.
All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, you will be required to study from home, so will need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning. You will be made aware of any additional study time at the time of enrolment.
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.