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AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2 Part-Time

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation course is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic accounting 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 –
On successful completion of this course, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course.

What will I learn?
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.

Course Info

Level 2 - Intermediate
Subject Area
Business & Professional
Course Type
Adult Part-Time
Course Length
34 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 essentrial if you are to get the most from the course.

Delivery and Assessment

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.

Career Opportunities

  • Bankers
  • Business Analysts
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Stock Brokers
  • Retailers
  • Accountants