AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (Foundation)

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5 months, Part-time
AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (QCF)
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately
  • Tutor is available to students
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Ready to take the first step towards a successful bookkeeping career? The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping will offer you an accredited route into bookkeeping if you have little or no experience.

As the UK’s most chosen online AAT provider, we ensure that you master the basics of bookkeeping and improve your bookkeeping skills to a higher level. You will learn to master advanced concepts and train for more complex situation you may encounter in a bookkeeping role.

Our 100% online AAT course allows you to fit your studies around work and life commitments. Also, through AVADO’s pass guarantee, if you don’t pass your exams the first time, you will get access to the online campus and dedicated tutor support for a re-sit, for free.


AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (QCF)

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This course will give you a strong foundation of basic bookkeeping concepts and skills you will be able to apply in either your current role or a new one.

Our courses are very flexible – due to our courses being 100% online, you can study throughout award-winning virtual online platform whenever and wherever you like, meaning you don’t have to make any huge work and lifestyle changes.

The AAT Bookkeeping Level 2 qualification consists of two units:

  1. Bookkeeping Transactions
  2. Bookkeeping control

Student Support:

Upon enrolment you will be supported by a personal AAT tutor, as well as being taught by AAT experts and accounting professionals. Your personal tutor will be on hand to help navigate around the platform and any doubts about distance learning at ease.

What is included:

  • FREE Xero cloud-based accounting certification
  • Free AAT bookkeeping subscription, worth £43
  • 24-hour access to our award-winning Virtual Learning Campus
  • Optional subscription to a TOTUM card the #1 student discount card

Financial options

Choose from a range of flexible payment plans to fit your financial situation. You can split the cost of your course over 12 or 18 monthly payments, which means funding your course is easy and affordable.

About the AAT

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the leading awarding body for skills based accounting qualifications, awarding 90% of all vocational qualifications in finance and accounting. These qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised making you highly attractive to employers.

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Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for individuals with little or no experience who are looking for an accredited route into bookkeeping.

If you are looking to explore a career in bookkeeping or performing the bookkeeping function for your own business, you can begin your training with the AAT level 2 and create a strong foundation of basic bookkeeping concepts and skills.


To enrol on our Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping course, we recommend that:

  • You must be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement
  • You must have a solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language)
  • You must be able to attend all exams at an AAT Approved centre. Students outside the UK will incur an additional cost for international postage of textbooks

Career path

This course will teach you the basic foundations of bookkeeping, which you can utilise by either pursuing a career as a bookkeeper or by fulfilling the bookkeeping function in your own business.

After you complete this course you can progress on to Level 3 to learn more advanced skills. This completes the AAT Bookkeeping pathway and will allow you to attain AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status.

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