AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)

Course Overview

Prepare for an entry-level accounting job role and build up your knowledge of financial administration by studying an AAT qualification. We offer a wide range of industry recognised AAT courses, including this training course for AAT Level 2. You will learn essential skills such as double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles, costings, and how to use accounting software.

This AAT qualification for AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate, is a great entry point for anyone looking to move into a career in accounting. If you are looking to gain the knowledge and certificates required for more advanced accounting job roles, we suggest enrolling onto our AAT Foundation & Advanced in Accounting (Level 2 & 3).

We offer a comprehensive training package for AAT Level 2, which includes eLearning, study books, live online classes, official Sage certification and software, Xero certification, and responsive tutor support to provide you with additional help when you need it.

As one of the UK's largest AAT training providers, we have successfully trained 8,000+ AAT students and have some of the highest pass rates in the country.

This AAT training course is eligible for a TOTUM PRO Card..  

This training leads onto the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 and AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 qualifications.  

We are incredibly honoured to be shortlisted for the ‘AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year award 2020'!

Our Pass Rate

  • Level 2 91.2%

    (National average 85%)

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online, Books & Live Classes
  • Exams: Available Online or via a Test Centre
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Exceptional Pass Rates
  • AAT Membership available (additional cost)
  • Join a community of over 605,000
  • Includes additional Study Books
  • Includes Xero Training & Certificate
  • Includes Sage Training, Certificate & Software
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online, Books & Live Classes
  • Exams: Available Online or via a Test Centre
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Exceptional Pass Rates
  • AAT Membership available (additional cost)
  • Join a community of over 605,000
  • Includes additional Study Books
  • Includes Xero Training & Certificate
  • Includes Sage Training, Certificate & Software
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Why study the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting course with e-Careers?

If you’re interested in a career in Accounting, be sure to choose an award-winning professional training provider like e-Careers, to undertake your AAT Accounting training and earn your AAT qualification with! 

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 605,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training. By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates.

We're proud of our excellent rating on TrustPilot, with over 11,000 reviews from our past students.

Benefits of this training course 

  •    Best Price Guaranteed! - You won't find a like-for-like price cheaper, guaranteed!
  •    Xero Training and Certificate included.
  •    Sage Training, Certificate, and Software included (180 days). 
  •    Study Books - Additional study books are included with your eLearning training.
  •    Interest-free payment options - We offer a range of payments options to help spread the cost.
  •    Flexibility – This course is delivered online via our eLearning training platform, so you can study wherever and whenever suits you best.
  •    AAT Membership available.
  •    High pass rates – We're proud of our 91.2% pass rate. The national average pass rate for AAT Level 2 is 85.0%.   
  •    AuthorityWe are an industry-recognised and AAT approved training provider.
  •    Live Online Sessions - Exam preparation sessions and live online classes to help students prepare to sit their exams confidently.  
  •    Tutor support included – Our experienced AAT tutors have over 20 years of experience.
  •    A badge of excellence – AAT qualifications are internationally recognised and teach you a range of practical, real-world accounting skills.  
  •    Gain the skills employers want – Gain practical industry focused qualifications, helping you take on the right roles for your skill set.
  •    Boost your earning potential – Your certifications will boost your earning potential and help you move into more senior job roles.
  •    Confidence – Gain confidence as you train through your AAT course via our online platform.
  •    TOTUM PRO Card – This course is eligible for a TOTUM PRO Card.

Benefits of our Online Training Platform

  •    Your interactive training will include a series of videos and reading materials to keep you engaged and motivated to complete the course.
  •    This course was written and developed by our team of experts, including AAT professionals who train at a college level, bringing classroom quality training to your online course.
  •    Progressive tests throughout your training to ensure you have understood the subject materials.
  •    Practice assessments to test your overall knowledge.
  •    A study plan is included to help you focus and stay on track.
  •    We update our course materials when required to ensure our students always get the most updated version of our course.
  •    Email notifications if you don't log in to help push you along where needed.

Contact us today to enrol on this AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) training course and kick-start your career in Accounting!

Is the AAT Level 2 in Accounting Foundation Certificate course suitable for me?

While it would be beneficial to have a basic understanding of Accounting, gained through previous study or office-based experience, anyone can enrol on the AAT Accounting Level 2 training course.

You will be required to:  

  •    Be at least 16 years old (or have the consent of a parent or guardian)
  •    Have a solid understanding of the English language
  •    Be comfortable with basic mathematics
  •    Have access to a PC or Laptop (This course is both Mac and Windows compatible, however the Sage software is not compatible with Apple Mac’s, unless Boot Camp is installed)

While this qualification is delivered online, we also include the textbooks to assist you with your studies. 

What jobs can I apply for after my AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting training?

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. 

Typical job roles include:  

  •    Accounts Administrator - £23,000 
  •    Payroll Administrator - £23,000 
  •    Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk - £23,000 
  •    Accounts Payable Clerk - £24,000

(Source: Payscale)

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. 

AAT Salaries

Salaries for AAT certified professionals in the UK has risen this year. The average salary by job level has been outlined below: 

  •    Administrator - £20,000
  •    Accounts/Finance Assistant - £21,000
  •    Accounts/Finance Officer - £27,000
  •    Team Leader/Supervisor - £28,000
  •    Junior Manager - £31,000
  •    Middle Manager - £36,000
  •    Director/Senior Manager - £46,000

General Accounting Responsibilities & Salary

As an Accountant you will be responsible for many different areas of a company’s finances, including: 

  •    Preparing financial documents (bills and invoices).
  •    Completing purchase orders.
  •    Managing payroll.
  •    Completing bank reconciliations, and more.

While salaries range by sector and job role, industry averages are between £20,000 and £24,000 a year at this level.   

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Syllabus

  • AAT Level 2 in Accounting – Bookkeeping Transactions assessment.
  • AAT Level 3 in Accounting – Advanced Bookkeeping assessment.
  • AAT Level 4 in Accounting – Not applicable.
  • AAT Levels 2 & 3 in Accounting – Bookkeeping Transactions assessment.
  • AAT Levels 3 & 4 in Accounting – Advanced Bookkeeping assessment.
  • AAT Levels 2, 3, & 4 in Accounting – Bookkeeping Transactions assessment.

AAT Level 2 Accounting training 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:

  • Unit 1 - Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Unit 2 - Bookkeeping Controls
  • Unit 3 - Elements of Costing
  • Unit 4 - Using Accounting Software
  • Unit 5 – The Synoptic Assessment  

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.  

The national average pass rate for AAT Level 2 is 85.0%. Our pass rate is 91.2%.  

Exam Prep Sessions - To help students have the best chances of passing their exams, we have developed a series of regular exam preparation sessions. Before the session, students complete a pre-assigned mock paper in advanced, and your tutor will run through the paper and correct answers, informing you of what the AAT expect you to write and why. This helps you think in a way that will enable you to approach each question correctly, increasing the likelihood of you passing.

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Exam Details

Your personal AAT tutor will run your live online classes so that you get the benefits of learning in a college class without leaving your home. Live online classes cover revision sessions and practice papers on the units you need to pass your exams, including Bookkeeping Transactions, and Bookkeeping Controls.

There are five exams in total - 4 computer-based exams and 1 Synoptic Assessment. 


  •    Bookkeeping Transactions (1 Hour 30 minutes).
  •    Bookkeeping Controls (1 Hour 30 minutes).
  •    Elements of Costing (1 Hour 30 minutes).
  •    Using Accounting Software (2 Hours).
  •    Foundation Certificate in Accounting Synoptic Test Assessment (2 Hours).

When you are ready to take your assessments, you have two options:

Online Assessments directly with e-Careers - To take your assessment from the comfort of your home, please contact e-Careers Customer Service to book and pay for your assessment. 

Test Centre Assessments - You can still choose to sit your exam at a suitable AAT approved assessment venue. We can help find the closest one to you. Exam fees vary from centre to centre.

Exam fees are not included in the course cost. 

Synoptic Assessments 

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.  

Pass Rates 

We're proud of our 91.2% pass rate. The national average pass rate for AAT Level 2 is 85.0%. We’re able to achieve such high pass rates because of the package we offer, including eLearning, textbooks, mock exams, and more!  

AAT Exams Update - COVID-19

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). 

What is the TOTUM PRO Card?

The TOTUM PRO Card is the replacement of the old NUS card, which offers discounts in a wide range of shops and websites, helping you get money off food, holidays and flights, clothes, make-up gym memberships and much more. TOTUM PRO card is aimed at professional learners, giving you access to exclusive discounts.

Where can you use your TOTUM PRO Card?

The TOTUM PRO Card offers a range of discounts across a wide range of shops and websites. The list below provides a sample of the places you can receive discounts from. Click here to review the full list of shops and websites.

How to get your card

To receive your TOTUM PRO Card all you need to do is enrol and pay for an eligible course (see the full list, below) and we’ll send you an email confirmation, acknowledging your eligibility for the TOTUM PRO Card. After your 14-day cooling-off period has passed, we’ll send you an email confirming that your TOTUM PRO card access is now live, and you’ll be able to use the TOTUM PRO card widget in your ‘My Account’ section on our website, to order your card.

Is there a cost?

The TOTUM PRO Card is available in a range of membership options, including:

  •    1 year £14.99
  •    2 years £24.99
  •    3 years £34.99

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