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AAT Bookkeeping Certificate Level 2

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation course is an entry-level bookkeeping qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic bookkeeping principles and skills.
This Level 2 course is part-funded, so the cost for students is reduced.
We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model. You can view a short video here –

What will I learn?
This short course, will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to manage books effectively – including double entry bookkeeping, and associated documents and processes, up to Trial Balance standard.

Units of Study
i. Introduction to bookkeeping
ii. Principles of bookkeeping

Sample of learning outcomes:
– Understand financial transactions within a bookkeeping system
– Process customer & supplier transactions
– Process receipts and payments
– Process transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance

Study Method:
Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 4-5 hours studying independently online each week.
On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support.

Course Info

Level 2 - Intermediate
Subject Area
Business & Professional
Course Type
Adult Part-Time
Matthew Boulton College
Next Start Date
Course Length
11 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate strong written communication skills via GCSE grade C/4 or above in English Language or Level 2 literacy at initial assessment. Additionally GCSE maths at grade C/4 or the ability to demonstrate past numerical ability from the workplace is essential if you are to get the most from the course.

Delivery and Assessment

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model. The qualification comprises of two mandatory units both of which are assessed by two end-of-unit online exams.


On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers. This qualification can be used as a fast track to the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting. On successful completion of this course, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Please see information on progression below.