Level 2 AAT – Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Level 2 AAT – Foundation Certificate in Accounting

This qualification is suitable for those starting their accounting career. It is also for those who currently work in an entry level finance role but wish to progress further through the development and formal recognition of their skills.

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) offers qualifications set at Level 2, as a common starting point for a career in accounting and finance, providing the core accounting knowledge and skills needed to progress either to employment or to further study.

The course covers five units relating to Bookkeeping Transactions, Bookkeeping Controls, Elements of Costing, Working Effectively in Finance, and Using Accounting Software. For further details refer to the AAT website: http://www.aat.org.uk/.

Our Online and On Campus approach enables students to benefit from both face-to-face teaching at the Learning Unlimited campus and online lessons available on demand. This approach offers a truly flexible study experience. In addition to attending face-to-face classes fortnightly, students will be expected to undertake between 5 and 6 hours of additional study out of college.


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1 year on a part-time basis

Chesterfield – September 2019

Course content

A student completing this qualification will develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers.

Students will learn to use accounting software and to develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace. Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and understanding of the business environment, all of which are included in the qualification.

Where will this lead?

This qualification allows progression to the Level 3 Advanced Diploma which can be used as a route to professional AAT Bookkeeper status (AATQB). The Level 4 Professional Diploma can be used as a route to professional AAT Accountant status (MAAT).

Entry Requirements

  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy (ideally grade C/4 or above at GCSE)
  • Attend an interview and complete an indicative maths and English test
  • Relevant work experience
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