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Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Standard Package)

Course Overview

Develop your knowledge and understanding of accounting with our AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting Foundation course. This AAT qualification is perfect for individuals in junior and entry level roles in the accounting industry, small business owners wanting to upskill, or employers looking for foundation level accounting training for staff.

Our AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting will provide essential knowledge of finance administration, and explores crucial skills such as how to record financial transactions using double entry bookkeeping, how to make journal adjustments and how to understand basic costing principles.

Due to the AAT syllabus change in September 2022 please read these changes.

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Key Information

Course Length
52 weeks

Course Level
Level 2

Awarding Body

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Online assessment

For Individuals


  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Gain an accredited level 2 qualification
  • Nationally recognised
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Unlimited support from qualified tutors
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • No hidden costs

Please Note: Learners will need to book their own exams.

Due to the AAT syllabus change in September 2022 please read these changes.

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Cost and Funding Information

Course Price

Direct Debit

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Unit 1: Bookkeeping Transactions

This unit introduces the double-entry bookkeeping system and the associated documents and processes. It will also provide an understanding of financial transactions within a bookkeeping system as well as the processing of customer transactions, supplier transactions and receipts and payments.

Unit 2: Bookkeeping Controls

This unit will provide an understanding of payment methods, controls in a bookkeeping system and control accounts. It also explores using journals and how to reconcile a bank statement with the cash book.

Unit 3: Elements of costing

This unit will provide an understanding of the cost recording system within an organisation, how to use cost recording techniques and provide information on actual and budgeted costs and income.

Unit 4: Using Accounting Software

Discover working with learning resources that are provided by SAGE and receive a login to access these. This also includes a test to achieve the SAGE 50 certificate.

Unit 5: Work Effectively in Finance

This unit will present an introduction to the foundation synoptic assessment (FYSA) and will provide an understanding of the finance function within an organisation, using personal skills development in finance, and producing work effectively.

Additional synoptic assessment preparation unit

This is an additional bonus revision unit to prepare for the synoptic AAT assessments. This additional unit includes revision sections for the key topics in Unit 1, 2 and 3.

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