I am studying the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate & Level 3 Advanced Diploma, and have just passed Unit 1 (Level 2) in just over a month! I work full-time, so wanted an alternative to university. My tutor, Mike at e-Careers is great, he gets back to me within 24 hours with the answers to my questions and other additional support. If I have any other questions or queries, I can ring up my e-Careers Courser Advisor, Marshal and he will be there, giving great advice and help, and he is very encouraging! I felt the need to ring him up about passing Unit 1 and he was just as pleased and excited as myself and my family were for me! As long as you don’t be lazy or have the ‘I can’t do it’ attitude you will get far! You are your own motivator nobody else.
AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 is one of the most popular accounting courses in the UK. If you have no experience in accounting but are looking to start a career in this industry, this course is the best place to get started.
This qualification will prepare you for junior accounting roles, as you learn how to run everyday accounting practices, such as double-entry bookkeeping, costing, and how to use Sage accounting software.
We are incredibly honoured to be shortlisted for the ‘AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year award 2020!'
A badge of excellence – AAT qualifications are internationally recognised, and will teach you a range of practical, real-world accounting skills, which you can use daily. These qualifications are highly respected in the industry and are a sign of commitment and excellence.
Gain the skills employers want – Financial management is a necessary part of every business. As such, the demand for accounting professionals is always high across all sectors. AAT certifications offer practical, industry-focussed qualifications, helping you take on the right roles for your skill set.
Different career options – With your AAT certifications you will be able to either start working straight away, work towards becoming a Chartered Accountant, or set up your own accounting practice.
Boost your earning potential – Undertaking AAT training and earning your certifications will not only boost your earning potential but it will also enable you to move into more senior job roles.
Retrain at any time – Looking to up-skill or retain for a career in accounting? AAT qualifications provide you with an opportunity to change careers at any age and move into a popular industry.
High-quality training standards – AAT qualifications are part of the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF), so you can be sure you’re receiving training to the highest standard.
While it would be beneficial to have a basic understanding of accounting, gained through previous study or office-based experience, anyone can enrol onto the AAT Accounting Level 2 course.
You will be required to:
While this qualification is delivered online, we also include the textbooks to assist you with your studies.
In these competitive times, having an AAT certificate and accreditation on your CV can help increase your confidence and give you a competitive advantage in the job market. Knowing you have studied both the theory and the practical elements of accounting, goes a long way in helping you feel prepared and empowered.
Employers value AAT qualifications and large organisations, such as KPMG train their staff with AAT, as it shows they can apply their studies into real-world scenarios.
New career opportunities could include:
Additional pathways include progressing onto our AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3. With this qualification, you can apply for more senior accounting jobs, and gain AATQB status, making you a qualified Bookkeeper. You will be able to use the initials AATQB after your name and have the ability to legally run your own Bookkeeping business.
Our AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting package will save you over money compared to ordering the courses separately.
As an Accountant you will be responsible for many different areas of a company’s finances, including:
While salaries range by sector and job role, industry averages are between £20,000 and £24,000 a year at this level.
If you’re looking for the most cost-effective way to earn your AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting and become accredited by an award-winning organisation, e-Careers is here for you! We're a Sage Certified organisation, offering Sage software and courseware. Upon completion of this course, you'll be awarded a Sage certificate and gain much-needed experience and practice towards the official AAT exams, giving you the best chance of success.
Other benefits include:
We are the largest Sage Certified Training Provider in the UK. We use Sage as it's the most popular accounting software used by businesses. This course includes a Sage 50 certificate upon completion, which will help to increase your employability.
AAT Membership benefits
AAT Membership is required to sit your exams, but don’t worry, we have included this in our course.
Contact us today to get enrolled on this accounting course and move closer to becoming an accredited accounting professional.
AAT Level 2 will provide you with a basic knowledge of accounting principles and skills. At this level, your knowledge in accounting will start to develop and finance administration is your focus.
The five units you'll cover through this course, are:
Average course completion time – 6-9 months
These qualifications will teach you how to process payments and receipts, prepare invoices, complete bank reconciliations, use accounting software and have the skills required to work effectively in the finance industry.
There are five exams in total - 4 computer-based exams and 1 Synoptic Assessment.
AAT exams will need to be taken at your local AAT test centre, and the format includes multiple-choice questions.
Exam fees are not included in the course cost and will be approximately £60-85 per exam and will vary by exam centre.
Synoptic Assessments are designed to test your understanding of a range of subjects across your AAT qualification. You can take this test for most weeks of the year.
We’re proud to have achieved some of the highest pass marks in the UK, across each level and our AAT Level 2 pass rate is 93.7%.
We’re able to achieve such high pass rates because of the package we offer, including eLearning, textbooks, mock exams, AAT membership and more!
Pearson VUE-owned test centres will be following the recommendations from the CDC and World Health Organization for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting testing candidates and their staff. Candidates are asked to comply with the health and safety guidelines outlined below to keep fellow candidates safe. (Face masks are now required while testing at Pearson VUE-owned test centres). Read all the details here.
Synoptic windows revised
Synoptic window dates have now been confirmed for the remainder of the year and include additional dates to help with planning and potential capacity issues due to social distancing restrictions. Full details can be found here.
Level 2 synoptic assessments
In agreement with Ofqual, the UK qualifications regulator, the AAT has announced the intention to issue calculated results for eligible students studying the Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 (Level 5 in Scotland) and Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business (Level 2).
Full details on the revised synoptic windows can be found here.
Sage software is only compatible with a Windows PC or Laptop. This software is not compatible with Apple Mac’s (unless Boot Camp is installed).