Level 2 AAT Certificate in Accounting

Qualification Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting
Subject Area Accounting
Attendance Full Time
Age Group(s) 16-18 year olds
Duration 1 Year

Course Content

An AAT Accounting qualification is an internationally recognised professional accounting qualification based on practical, real-life knowledge that can be use from day one. In the UK the accounting sector is worth approximately £6 billion, with over 7500 organisations and just under 50,000 employees. Accountants are required not only to manage the finances of organisations, ranging from sole traders through to large corporate companies, but also for decision-making for the business, based on their accounting expertise.

The course covers the following main areas:

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

The Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is ideal for anyone wishing to study accountancy and finance alongside a range of complementary business and personal skills. The qualification will help develop accounting knowledge needed to progress to employment or further study in accountancy and finance, alongside business and personal skills that are transferable to any sector and additional business knowledge relevant to accountancy.

Course Outcomes

Students will develop skills basic accounting practices and techniques, from bookkeeping, costing to using accounting software. Students will also develop communication and IT skills needed to work in Accounting and Finance.


This Level 2 qualification provides opportunities to progress to the Level 3 AAT qualification.

Skills developed through this qualification could lead to employment as:

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Trainee Accounting Technician
  • Trainee Finance Assistant.

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 (C) in GCSE in Maths and grade 3 (D) in other 3 GCSEs (including English)


Students will be assessed through formal online tests which are set by AAT at the centre.


There are no specific resource requirements for this qualification.

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