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The AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting course is the first step towards a successful accounting and finance career, making it perfect for developing your accounting and finance team.
It’s focused on providing practical, real-world knowledge of accounting and finance that can be put to use from day one.
Completing the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting is the first step to becoming a fully qualified Accounting Technician.
- 97% would recommend AAT to family, friends and colleagues.
- 7/10 say that their earning potential has increased since completing their AAT qualification.
The AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting teaches the basic principles of accountancy, including double entry bookkeeping, and provides the skills your team needs to succeed in entry-level or accounting support roles.
It's highly flexible - live online classrooms during lunchtimes, evenings, and weekends make it easy to fit learning around work commitments. They're also recorded so they can be watched and re-watched as many times as needed.
It should take around 340 hours to complete.
The course consists of five separate units. They are:
- Bookkeeping transactions
- Bookkeeping controls
- Elements of costing
- Using accounting software
- Working effectively in finance
Students will be supported by their personal AAT tutor. As well as being AAT experts and professional accountants, all our tutors are specialists in distance learning. Our student support coordinators are also on hand to help delegates navigate course materials and any technical issues that may arise.
The course is accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the UK’s largest professional body for accounting technicians. AAT qualifications are the gold standard in practical accounting - they train over 70,000 people around the world each year, and award more than 90% of all vocational accounting qualifications.
The AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (AQ2016 Syllabus) is worth 34 UCAS credits. It sits on the Qualifications and Credit Framework at Level 2, or Level 5 in the Scottish system.
In order to sit exams and receive the qualification, the following will also need to be paid:
- AAT Registration Fees
- AAT Annual Student Membership Fees (can be included in payment plan)
- AAT Exam Fees
- Exam Centre Administration Fees
Our course advisors can advise on the latest AAT fee information, and how to pay them. Exam centre fees will vary depending on the centre chosen.
Employer-funded courses can be enrolled as an all-inclusive package including course, exam centre fees, and AAT Membership fees.
Who is this course for?
This course is perfect for accounting teams aiming to build on entry-level accounting experience. It'll qualify trainees for a number of accountancy jobs and provide progression to AAT study at higher levels.
Applicants don't need any prior experience or qualifications to enrol, but should have reasonable numeracy and communication skills and an interest in how business works.
Students wishing to enrol on this course must be 19 years or older with proficiency in the English language or an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.
Accounting and finance roles that benefit from this AAT qualification:
- Accounts administrator
- Accounts assistant
- Accounts payable clerk
- Purchase/sales ledger clerk
- Trainee accounting technician
- Trainee finance assistant
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