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AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2 Part-Time

Level 2 - Intermediate

AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2 Part-Time

This level includes the basic building blocks of financial accounting, double entry bookkeeping. You will also cover additional units vital to the role of accounts assistant eg computerised accounts and basic costing.

It is essential that an accountant understands the whole of the business environment. 

All elements of this course are mandatory and is a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration – covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software.

Units of Study:

The Level 2 course covers a range of key areas, including:

i. Introduction to bookkeeping

ii. Principles of bookkeeping controls

iii. Principles of costing

iv. Business Environment

You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.



Matthew Boulton College




Sutton Coldfield College



* Courses are free for 16-18s. Students aged 19 or over could be charged fees and is subject to a fee assessment. Learners on benefits in the majority of cases courses are also free. Fee assessments are completed at enrolment.

Course Length: 35 Weeks

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 essentrial if you are to get the most from the course.

The AAT is assessed by computer based exams and computer based projects. In addition to the unitised exams for each of the accounting units you will also complete a synoptic assessment covering the key elements of all of those unit plus the additional skills for accounting communications.

You can progress onto AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3 after successfully completing this course This course can also be undertaken as part of an apprenticeship programme.

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
  • Principles of Costing
  • The Business Environment