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AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

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AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2
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The AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting package includes eLearning, Study Books, Live Classes and Tutor.

The AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting Qualification provides you with the skills to become a recognised member of an Accounts team. The AAT certificate acts as the first step towards a successful career in Accounting or Finance, and is also ideal if you want to validate your existing skills and knowledge with a globally recognised qualification.

AAT Level 2 will provide you with a solid foundation in finance administration and it includes:

  • Double entry bookkeeping
  • Basic costing
  • Using accounting software

The skills you will gain will help you to progress to the next chapter of your career.

We’re one of the UK's largest AAT training providers, and we have some of the highest pass rates in the country. We have successfully trained nearly 10,000 AAT students, which has enabled us to develop a great training package tailored to meet your needs.

Over 2/3 of students and professional members agree that AAT qualifications have increased their earning potential. Source: AAT


AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2

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Why choose e-Careers?

e-Careers is one of the largest distance learning providers of AAT courses in the UK and we can put together bespoke packages for you.

  • 91.2% pass rate, national average AAT pass rate is 85%
  • Personal Tutor Support from an FMAAT professional
  • Live online training sessions
  • Live exam prep sessions
  • Best prices guaranteed
  • Two certifications from 1 course - 1 from AAT and 1 from Sage
  • Sage 50 software included for the Sage Module (180 days) so you can practice what you learn
  • Study practical and real-world skills anywhere, anytime, on a PC or Laptop
    (the course is both Mac and Windows compatible, Sage 50 software is compatible with laptops and PC's using a Windows based operating system, If using Apple Mac's, Boot Camp would need to be installed)
  • 0% Finance to spread the cost
  • 5-star Trustpilot rating
  • Shortlisted for the ‘AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year award 2020!’

Average time to complete the course: 6 months on a part-time basis.

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting Syllabus

The course consists of five units:

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

Virtual Sessions

Exam Prep Sessions - To give students the best chance of passing assessments, we have developed a series of regular assessment preparation sessions. Before the session students complete a pre-assigned mock paper, the tutor will run through your paper thereafter and correct any incorrect answers, informing you of what the AAT expect you to write and why. This helps you think in a way that will enable you to approach each question correctly, increasing the likelihood of you passing.

Live Online Classes - Your tutor will take you through a specific topic or module in an online classroom session.

How is it assessed?

To achieve this qualification, students are required to pass five computer-based assessments. We will help you pass your assessments by offering progressive tests that run throughout the course, along with the model answers for self-assessment. The assessment fees are not included in the cost of the course.

When you are ready to take your assessments, you have two options:

  1. Online Assessments: To take your assessment from the comfort of your home, please contact e-Careers Customer Service to book and pay for your assessment.

  2. Test Centre Assessments: You can still choose to sit your exam at a suitable AAT approved assessment venue. We can help find the closest one to you. (Exam fees vary from centre to centre).

The AAT require all students to join as a student member. Just be sure to register as a student member within 14 days of your course start date, which will enable you to access additional content and sit your assessment. We are able to offer AAT Membership at an additional cost.

Your Sage Digital Badge is also included in the course fee, allowing you to promote your achievement on your LinkedIn profile and via any other digital channels. A hard copy Sage Certificate is available for a small additional fee (approx. £12).

We are proud of our Excellent rating on Trustpilot, with over 10,000 customer reviews!

“Wow what can I say! Never been one for computers so was very dubious about doing a course online, but with working full time and being a mum I couldn't dedicate the time to go to a college so this was the only option for me to succeed with my career path. What a great decision I made with the help of the advisers! I opted to take AAT Level 2 and I am so glad I did. Any queries I've had relating to the course the advisers answered straight away. The course material was easy to learn. So I would like to thank e-Careers in making my dreams possible and I can't wait to book onto AAT Level 3”.


"After considering a career change for a while but needing to learn while still working my current job I decided to look for distance learning companies. After much consideration I chose e-Careers to undertake AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting as they offered a bundle for AAT Levels 2 and 3, as well as a number of other benefits which I found as the best deal. The course was quick and easy to get enrolled on, I only had one query, which was replied to quickly. I would recommend e-Careers to anyone looking to find a new career or update existing skills”.


Who is this course for?

The AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting Qualification is suitable:

  • For people who work in accounts and would like a formal qualification in the field
  • If you want to acquire new skills to help with a change in career
  • School leavers looking for an introduction to accounting and finance

This course is perfect if you are looking to start a career in Accountancy with a qualification from an award-winning body.


There are no specific entry requirements to take the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2.

This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry-level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration, covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software.

Most students will start with this qualification.

Career path

The kind of roles you would be able to apply for include:

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Trainee Accounting Technician
  • Trainee Finance Assistant

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.