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AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2)

Course Overview

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2 course will help you gain a comprehensive knowledge base of Bookkeeping skills and techniques and teach you the steps and procedures to become a recognised Bookkeeper.

This course follows the AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping and contains more in-depth modules, including double-entry bookkeeping, associated documents and processes, Trial Balance standard, and more.

We want you to succeed throughout your AAT training and prepare for a successful career in the finance industry. To help you as much as possible, this training course includes everything you need to succeed. You will also benefit from Exam Prep Sessions and Live Online Classes. Your tutor will run additional training study sessions covering the unit topics you need to pass your exams, including Bookkeeping Transactions, and Bookkeeping Controls. 

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  • Delivery Method: Online, Books & Live Classes
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Fully accredited courseware
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  • Delivery Method: Online, Books & Live Classes
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Fully accredited courseware
  • Join a community of over 605,000
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Why study the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Course with e-Careers?

If you’re looking to progress further into Bookkeeping and become an accredited professional, choose an award-winning professional training provider like e-Careers, to undertake your AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping training 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.

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This AAT training course benefits from Exam Prep Sessions and Live Online Classes, where your tutor will cover specific modules, including Bookkeeping Transactions and Bookkeeping Controls.   

Exam Prep Sessions - To give students the best chance of passing assessments, we have developed a series of regular assessment preparation sessions. Before the session students complete a pre-assigned mock paper, the tutor will run through your paper thereafter and correct any incorrect 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.

Live Online Classes - Your tutor will take you through a specific topic or module in an online classroom session.

Benefits of this training course 

  •    Best Price Guaranteed! - You won't find a like-for-like price cheaper, guaranteed! 
  •    Interest-free payment options - We offer a range of payments options to help spread the cost.
  •    Flexibility – This course is delivered via eLearning, so you can study wherever and whenever suits you best. 
  •    Authority – We are an industry-recognised and AAT approved training provider.
  •    Tutor Support Included – Our experienced AAT tutors have over 20 years’ experience.
  •    Confidence – Gain in 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 matter.
  •    Practice assessments, to test your overall knowledge.
  •    Study plan included to help keep you focused and on track.
  •    We update our course materials, 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 Bookkeeping course and kick-start your career in Bookkeeping!

Is the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping suitable for me?

The Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is the perfect follow-on course from the Access Award in Bookkeeping. It will also benefit those with some understanding of Bookkeeping but need to further their knowledge or support that knowledge with an accreditation. 

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This course would also benefit you if you’re:

  •    Looking to back up your experience in bookkeeping with a recognised certification.
  •    Wanting to work in a finance department.
  •    Self-employed and looking to do your own bookkeeping.

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

The Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping course will provide you with the key concepts and techniques required to function within entry-level Bookkeeping roles.

Further progression onto our AAT Advanced Diploma in Bookkeeping is an option for those looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of Bookkeeping, and wanting to advance their careers into more senior job roles.

The skills developed throughout this course could help you move into the following Bookkeeping careers:

  •    Clerical Assistant - £17K
  •    Trainee Bookkeeper - £17k
  •    Accounts Clerk - £19k
  •    Finance Assistant - £21k
  •    Accounts Administrator - £20k

(Source: Payscale)

What can I expect from a career in Bookkeeping?

As a Bookkeeper you’ll be responsible for a few different areas of the business, including:

  •    Recording transactions (income and outgoings)
  •    Processing payments
  •    Conducting daily banking activities
  •    Producing various financial reports
  •    Reconciling reports to third-party records such as bank statements.

Salaries range by industry, sector and role, however, industry averages of a Senior Bookkeeper are between £16,000 and £32,000 a year, with a UK average of £27,000 a year.  

AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping 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.

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2) delivers the skills and knowledge to manage books effectively. This course will help you work towards a career in Bookkeeping, or to work towards becoming an independent Bookkeeper. 

Learning Outcome

  •    Manual double-entry bookkeeping
  •    Associated documents and processes, such as Trial Balance standard.
  •    Bookkeeping procedures. 


This course comprises two units, covering 12 modules:  

Unit 1 - Processing Bookkeeping transactions

  •    Double-entry bookkeeping skills
  •    Using business documents
  •    Applying discounts and VAT
  •    Processing customer and supplier transactions
  •    Processing receipts and payments
  •    Using a cashbook and petty cashbook
  •    Extracting a trial balance

Unit 2 - Bookkeeping Controls

  •    Using controls in a bookkeeping system
  •    Using and reconciling control accounts
  •    Using the journal and suspense account
  •    Correcting errors in the system
  •    Reconciling the bank

AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Assessment Details

You must successfully pass 2 unit assessments to achieve this qualification. AAT require you to register as a student member within 14 days of your course start date. This registration allows you to sit your assessments and take advantage of the support and resources available. The assessment fees are not included in the cost of the course.

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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