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AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) - eLearning


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Almost every business has a requirement for accounting services and tax assistance, so considering a career in accounting ensures your skills will always be in high demand. Aside from that, a career in accounting can also offer increased job security and excellent earning potential.

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) is one of the most popular accounting courses in the UK, so whether you’re looking to upskill your current accounting knowledge, or you’re considering a career change, our AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) is the perfect course for you to jumpstart your career. Our course will teach you to run everyday practices, such as double-entry bookkeeping and costing, as well as practical elements, like using Sage accounting software.   

Not only will you benefit from a wealth of knowledge and expertise, but our course also includes the AAT membership, saving you £147! 

Available delivery methods for this course




Group booking

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Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Online & Books
  • Exams: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • 93.7% Pass rate (Level 2)
  • Dual AAT & Sage Certification
  • Xero Advisor Certification
AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) - eLearning
£521£469 ex. VAT

Study the AAT's most popular qualification which will teach you a range of accounting principles and techniques. Ideal for anyone wanting a career in accounting.

We offer monthly finance with 0% interest – view options on the checkout page. All prices inclusive of VAT
We offer monthly finance with 0% interest – view options on the checkout page. All prices inclusive of VAT

While it would be beneficial to have a basic understanding of accounting (either through previous study or office-based experience), our AAT Foundation Certification in Accounting (Level 2) courses are open to everyone. That said, due to the nature of this course we recommend that students: 

  • Are at least 16 years old (or have the consent of a parent or guardian)
  • Have a solid understanding of the English language
  • Are comfortable with basic mathematics
  • Have access to a PC or Laptop (Sage 50 is only compatible with Windows computers (unless your Mac has Boot Camp installed) Sage Business Cloud is compatible with both)

In these competitive times, having an AAT certificate and accreditation on your C.V can help you gain a competitive advantage and increase your confidence. Knowing you’ve received the most recognised certificate in accounting, and experienced with both theory and the practical elements, goes a long way in helping you feel prepared and empowered. 

Additional pathways include progressing onto our AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3), where you can apply for more senior accounting jobs, such as a Senior Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk. Average salary expectations range from £23,000 - £25,000pa and upon competition you will be an AATQB qualified bookkeeper, with the initials AATQB after your name, and the ability to legally run your own bookkeeping business.   

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) course can lead towards a promotion in your current job or getting a new job in accounting. New career opportunities could include: 

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Officer
  • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Tax Assistant/Trainee or Trainee Accounts Technician.

If you’re considering further progression in your current job or a move into a new career, why not save money with our AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting package, saving over £350 compared to ordering the courses separately.

If you’re looking to earn your AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting and becoming accredited by an industry known business, embodying both professionalism and support, e-Careers is here for you! However, we offer so much more than that. Other benefits include: 

  • Continued tutor support throughout the duration of your course
  • 180 days of access to Sage 50 Accounts Professional software
  • An average pass mark for AAT exams stands at 92% and we have an overall pass rate of 95%
  • Gain two qualifications in just one course

Contact us today to get register on this accounting course and move closer to becoming an accredited accounting professional.

This course has two software options to choose from - Sage 50 (compatible with Windows only) and Sage Business Cloud (compatible with both Windows and Mac) 

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:

  • £147 registration fee (£137 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.

This course has two software options to choose from - Sage 50 (compatible with Windows only) and Sage Business Cloud (compatible with both Windows and Mac) 

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Saatchi & Saatchi
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