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AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) - Part-time

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Course outline

The AAT Accounting qualification gives you practical, internationally recognised finance and accountancy skills that can open doors for you in any industry across the world.

This course will introduce you to the basics in accounting and finance, giving you the skills to develop in finance administration, book keeping, basic costing principles, sales and general ledgers.

If you currently work in accounts, but would like a formal qualification, this course could be your first step. The course will allow you to gain confidence and progress onto intermediate and advanced levels which will allow you to continue into further study in accountancy and finance.

The focus of the programme of study will be:

  • The education and training of learners who wish to be employed in a variety of types of accounting related work.
  • Developing the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners from an accounting viewpoint.
  • Providing opportunities for part-time learners to gain a nationally recognised level 2 vocationally specific qualification.

Units include:

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

You will develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers. You will learn to use accounting software and to develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace. Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and an understanding of the business environment, all of which are covered by this qualification.

How to enrol onto this course

It is no longer possible to enrol on this course, however, we may be running it again in the future.

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AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

One of the following:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • GCSE Maths and English at grades 4 (C) or above

Adults who are aged 19+ without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply. Before an interview, you will be required to undertake a maths and English assessment and show that you are working towards Level 2 in both.


Your progress and achievements are assessed through:

  • Three computer based exams
  • Two computer based projects
  • Progress onto the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

The finance, accountancy, business and communication skills developed in the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting can lead to employment as:

  • An accounts administrator
  • An accounts assistant
  • An accounts payable clerk
  • A trainee accounting technician
  • A trainee finance assistant
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