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Accounting AAT Foundation Certificate L2
Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 
Study Mode
Business Services & Enterprise 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
A minimum of A* - C grades in GCSE English and Mathematics (or Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy)

Accounting AAT Foundation Certificate L2

The Level 2 AAT qualification is the first step of our professional accounting programme. As a professional course, membership of AAT is required.

About the Course

  • Processing Bookkeeping Transactions 
  • Control Accounts and the Banking System
  • Working Effectively in Accounting
  • Basic Costing and Computerised Accounts

Key Units

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for people who wish to develop a career in Accounting. It is suitable for accounting staff who wish to enhance their skills and qualifications. It is also suitable for individuals who have achieved a Level 1 accounting qualification or those who wish to change career.

What is the programme about?

The course covers a range of basic accounting practices and techniques, from costing and double-entry bookkeeping to computerised accounting. As a professional body, membership of AAT is required from the start of the course (during the first week your tutors will guide you through this process); this opens up opportunities to attend local branch activities and events.

What will I learn?

You will learn the basics of accounting and fundamental costing principals, including double-entry bookkeeping both manual and computerised.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of A* - C grades in GCSE English and Mathematics (or Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy)



Where does this Lead

Do I need special equipment?

You will need a textbook each unit. Your tutor will advise you where the cheapest places to buy these are at the start of the course, please budget £75 for these books during the course. Limited textbooks are available in the college LRC for short term loans. Professional membership of AAT is a requirement (£129 for the first year) and examination resits carry an additional charge (approximately £45).

How is the course assessed?

All units use computer based assessments; with the exception of Computerised Accounts, all results are available immediately after your assessment.