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AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2

This level includes the basic building blocks of financial accounting, double entry book keeping. 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. To facilitate this and to provide sufficient UCAS points for those wishing to progress into HE you will also study a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Business and Finance (equivalent to one A level). All elements of this course are mandatory.

Course Info

Level 2 - Intermediate
Subject Area
Business & Professional
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Sutton Coldfield College
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs grades 4 and above ( A to C) including maths and English.

Delivery and Assessment

The AAT is assessed by computer based exams and computer based projects. Upon completion of the Computer based exams you will receive immediate notification of your result and an analysis of your performance on each task. The BTEC is assessed through unitised assignments marked by the tutors. A D* grade in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma will give you 56 UCAS points


You can progress onto AAT Level 3 after successfully completing this course on either a full time basis or by moving into the work place and studying part time. This course can also be undertaken as part of an apprenticeship programme.

Career Opportunities

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