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Bookkeeping AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate

  • FULL L2

If you are new to accounting then this Association for Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping qualification will provide you with an excellent introduction to the subject. During this course you will learn the basic accounting principles, including double entry bookkeeping.


Entry requirements

You do not need any qualifications to begin this course, but you must have a good standard of literacy and numeracy, along with an interest in accounting.

Course content

During this course you will study a range of topics, including:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls

Assessment methods

You will be assessed throughout the course by both computer-based exams.


AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2

Further study and career options

Accounting technicians are skilled staff, employed in jobs ranging from clerks to accounts department managers. They are also increasingly required in industry and commerce, so if you have AAT qualifications at any level your career prospects will be extremely good. On successful completion of this course you could also progress on to our Accounting Level 3 Diploma or Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping level 3.

Additional information

These professional examinations require a high standard of preparation and considerable commitment if success is to be achieved. In addition to the course fees, you will also be required to purchase set books (around £50) and register with the AAT (Approx £45 in 2018 for UK students).

Funding information

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at

Course Information & How to Apply

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
20 weeks 23/09/2019 Mon 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £362 Cauldwell Street E2349S1 Apply
32 weeks 25/09/2019 Wed 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £362 Cauldwell Street E2349S2 Apply
20 weeks 03/01/2020 Fri 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £362 Cauldwell Street E2349S3 Apply

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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
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If you are unemployed and receiving benefits then you could learn for FREE

You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on one of the following benefits:

  • Employment & Support Allowance (work-related activity group)
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit (subject to income)
  • Income support

Please note: you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.

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