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

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

Entry Requirements

A minimum of grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Mathematics (or a Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy qualification). 


All units use computer based assessments; with the exception of Computerised Accounts.

All results are available immediately after your assessment.

Where does this Lead

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.

Future Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this course may find employment in a variety of finance related roles such as:

  • Accountanting
  • Auditing
  • Book Keeping
  • Payroll Administrators

Tell Me More


The Sheffield College prides itself on specialist teaching expertise, particularly with regards to AAT qualifications. In 2015 we were named Best Medium Sized Training Provider by AAT.

Enrolment for January Starts

For prospective students who wish to start this course in January 2021 we are offering a drop-in enrolment session at City Campus on Tuesday 8th December 2020 (4pm - 7pm). Please click here to reserve your place.

Please bring proof of ID, any relevant qualification certificates and means of payment with you to the enrolment session. 

Extra Costs

Do I need any special equipment?
You will need a textbook for 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 also a requirement (£135 for the first year) and examination resits carry an additional charge (approximately £60).

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