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AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

Course summary
210 hours
Next available date: Start Anytime! Open Enrollment - Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

AVADO offers award winning online AAT courses are designed with a single objective to help you reach your full potential We support you throughout your AAT journey with the BEST interactive resources, live online classes and Tutor support.

The AAT Level 2 course (Foundation) is the first stage on the AAT qualification pathway. This AAT course will introduce the essential accounting principles such as double entry bookkeeping, basic costing procedures, sales ledgers and computerised accounting, as well as how to work effectively in the industry.

Why study with AVADO:

  • Industry expert Tutors available via phone, email and online
  • Learn as a group and interact in live online classes
  • Award winning Virtual Learning Campus - for mobile, tablet and desktop
  • Winner of the Best E-Learning and Distance Learner of the Year, AAT awards 2016
  • All-inclusive payment - with exam fees and exam booking
  • 92% pass rates
  • Flexible payment options to spread the cost

*Book your AAT Accounting or Bookkeeping Qualification and spread the cost over 12 monthly payments, interest-free. 18 and 24 month interest-free terms are also available on some qualifications. Representative example for AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting: Loan £875.50 over 12 months with 12 monthly payments of £72.96. The total amount repayable will be £945 which includes a deposit of £69.50. See our website for more representative examples and for full terms and conditions.

If you want to find out more about AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, you can make an information request below and the school will contact you with further information.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Adult learners seeking to enter the world of accounting, those with no previous experience or those already working in finance, returning to work after a break or wishing to change careers.

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements, to enrol in this Level 2 Certificate in Accounting course (Foundation), AVADO recommends that you have a basic GCSE qualification in English and Mathematics or a keen interest in Accounting. If English isn't your first language an IELTS 5.5 is required.

Course content

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting offers a foundation in the core accounting knowledge and skills. 

This course is accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the leading body for the accounting sector in the UK. The qualification is also recognised internationally.

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting consists of 5 separate units:

  1. Processing Bookkeeping Transactions
  2. Control Accounts, Journals and Banking System
  3. Basic Costing
  4. Computerised Accounting
  5. Work Effectively in Accounting and Finance.


Upon completion of the course will have accumulated the knowledge and skills to qualify you for roles such as:

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Bookkeeper or
  • Trainee Accounts Technician.

But your career opportunities don’t need to end here – progressing to the Level 3 Advanced Diploma really extends your job prospects and earning potential.


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