AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)
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AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)


What is the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2?

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 is one of the most popular accounting courses in the UK, and certainly AAT’s most popular accountancy qualification. It is designed to teach you a range of accounting principles and techniques, from costing and double-entry bookkeeping to the use of accounting software that will make your day-to-day job easier.

Course accreditation

Course Code EC112921
Course type Online Course
Course Access 1 Year
Certification AAT - Foundation Certificate in Accounting
Tutor Available Yes
Processor 2 gigahertz (GHz)
Free Disk Space 5 GB Free Space Required
Operating Systems Windows Vista,Windows 7,Windows 8
Browsers Internet Explorer 10 or above
Compatibility Windows

Who is it for

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

This online accounting course is ideally suited to you if you are new to accounting and finance, or if you already work in accounting and wish to formalise your knowledge and skills. It is recommended that you have a good grasp of English and maths and want to work in an accounting environment. The minimum age to enrol on this course is 18 years.

This online accountancy course has been developed to build your skills in accounting and finance administration.


How can I advance my career with an AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 qualification? ­

The course provides many different options for further study, as well as leading to employment in roles such as Accounts Administrator, Accounts Assistant, Accounts Payable Clerk, Bookkeeper, Payroll Administrator, Payroll Officer, Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk, Tax Assistant/Trainee or Trainee Accounts Technician.

Why study with us

Why study the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 with e-Careers?

  • Tutor support included for the duration of your course access. Get thorough and personal expert support whenever you need help with an AAT related query.
  • Sage 50 Accounts Professional software included (180 days).
  • Course content is compatible with all devices.
  • Study the industry recognised AAT syllabus and use it to give you the best possible start to your accounting career.

Course Details

What are the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 online course modules?

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • The Synoptic assessment (incorporating Work Effectively in Accounting & Finance)

What does the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 online course cover?

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting course covers:

  • Understanding an organisation’s cost recording system and using it to record or extract data.
  • Using spreadsheets to convey information on actual and budgeted income and expenditure.
  • Entering data at the start of an accounting period to set up customer and supplier accounts in accounting software.
  • Recording and processing customer and supplier transactions.
  • Recording and reconciling bank and cash transactions.
  • Processing and using journals to enter accounting transactions.
  • Production of reports.
  • Understanding an organisation’s accounting or payroll function.
  • Using numeracy and literacy communication skills.
  • Working independently or in a team to prioritise tasks and manage colleagues’ responsibilities.
  • Understanding ethical values, principles and importance of confidentiality.
  • Understanding and explaining benefits to organisations of sustainable values.
  • Understanding double-entry bookkeeping, integrating books of prime entry and describing coding system functions.
  • Understanding discounts and settlement, trade and bulk discount differences.
  • Preparing and processing customer and supplier invoices and credit notes.
  • Totalling and balancing a 3-column analysed cash book.
  • Totalling, balancing and reconciling petty cash records within an analysed petty cash book.
  • Processing ledger transactions and extracting a trial balance.
  • Understanding the purpose and use of control accounts and journals.
  • Maintaining and using control accounts and the journal.
  • Reconciling a bank statement with the cash book.
  • Understanding the banking process and main services of banks and building societies.
  • Understanding requirements of retention and storage relating to bank documents.

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 exams

The AAT require all students to join as a student member. AAT require you to register as a student member within 14 days of your course start date. This registration allows you to sit any necessary exams and take advantage of the support and resources available. The following items are not  included in your course fees:

  • £135 registration fee (£125 for international students), this can be included in your course fee with us, or you can pay AAT directly. If you are already a member, you may not be required to pay this fee.
  • Exams cost approximately £60-85 depending on the exam centre.
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