Accounting L2 Foundation Certificate

Start Date
Course Course
City Campus

About this Course

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

Key Units

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Work Effectively in Finance
  • Using Accounting Software

Entry Requirements

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



Where does this Lead


Future Opportunities

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualifications open up huge opportunities nationally and internationally. The qualifications are recognised throughout the world; from small local enterprises to the biggest multinationals, there is a demand for qualified accounting staff. 

You can progress in your career by gaining further AAT qualifications at Level 3 and 4. All the UK professional accountancy bodies recognise the AAT accounting qualification and may offer AAT members exemptions.

Tell Me More

The Sheffield College was awarded Winner of the 2015 AAT Award for Training Provider of the Year (Medium).

Extra Costs

You will need a textbook  for each unit. Your tutor will advise you on the cheapest source at the start of the course, and you are advised to budget around £75 for these books. Limited textbooks are available in the college LRC for short term loans.

Professional membership of AAT is a requirement (£135 for the first year) and examination resits carry an additional charge (approximately £60).

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