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AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

Enter the world of accounting with the all-new AAT level 2 syllabus. Embark on a journey to developing your career armed with the latest knowledge in accounting and maximise your earning potential.

AAT qualifications are internationally recognised and a pathway for career development. The skills taught on this course are consistently in high demand by employers, and many deem AAT qualifications to be essential to performing a job role in accounting.

In this course, you will learn essential skills such as bookkeeping transactions, basic business finance principles, and how to use accounting software. 

The AAT Level 2 qualification is a great entry point for anyone looking to move into a career in accounting.

We offer a comprehensive training package for this all-new AAT Level 2 2022 syllabus, which includes eLearning, study books, live online classes and software and end to end support from industry experienced tutors.

In addition to this, we have kept the removed requirement for Sage training. Our close relationships with employers and our industry experts understand that Sage is a desired skill when it comes to accounting for businesses. We include our official Sage Business Cloud courseware, ensuring our students gain all the skills required to thrive in a workplace.

 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 which entitles you to over 200 UK discounts.

This training leads onto the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting qualifications. If you already have accounting knowledge or experience, these courses may be better suited to you. 

We're incredibly honoured to be recognised for our achievements as an AAT Training Provider, and we're proud to have been awarded the following accolades and awards: 

  • AAT Tutor of the Year, 2024 - WINNERS! 
  • AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year, 2024 - Finalist.
  • PQ Magazine's Editor's Choice, 2023 - WINNERS!
  • AAT Tutor of the year award, 2022 - Finalist.
  • PQ Magazine’s Accounting Online College of the Year, 2022 - Finalist.
  • AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year, 2020 - Finalist.

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Key features

  • Course Access: 12 months
  • AAT Membership available (additional cost)
  • Join a community of over 625,000
  • Average completion time: 9 - 12 months
  • Delivered in your online portal with a personal study plan, live sessions and workbooks
  • Tutor support & fast response time from our experts
  • Sage Training including Certificate & Software
  • Live weekly online classes, establishing a learning community
  • Exams at official AAT test centre (additional cost)
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Key features
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • AAT Membership available (additional cost)
  • Join a community of over 625,000
  • Average completion time: 9 - 12 months
  • Delivered in your online portal with a personal study plan, live sessions and workbooks
  • Tutor support & fast response time from our experts
  • Sage Training including Certificate & Software
  • Live weekly online classes, establishing a learning community
  • Exams at official AAT test centre (additional cost)

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Course Details

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

Studying with e-Careers, you will benefit from completing your AAT qualification with an award-winning AAT-approved training provider.

Since our beginnings over 10 years’ ago we have trained over 625,000 delegates globally. By working closely with employers to offer the most in-demand skills, we can constantly improve our course materials and as a result have been able to train delegates to achieve pass rates higher than the national average.

You are able to gain your qualification efficiently and with ease due to our bespoke support offered by a dedicated team of accounting industry experts who have been delivering training for 20+ years. The course content is delivered in digestible chunks and through easy-to-follow materials. Our tailored, learner-centric approach has helped us achieve the highest pass rates and become one of the largest AAT providers in the country.

We’re sure you won’t find such great quality offered at such a great price! On the off-chance you do find a provider offering a like-for-like course cheaper – we’ll match it! We also offer a range of interest-free payment options to help spread the cost.

We're proud of our excellent rating on Trustpilot, with over 14,000 reviews from our students. 

Benefits of this training course 

  • Flexibility– This course is delivered online via our new eLearning portal, so you can study wherever and whenever suits you best with a range of videos, animations and other interactive content, making it perfect for desktop or mobile.
  • Study Books- Additional study books are included with your eLearning training.
  • Live Online Sessions– Live exam preparation sessions and live online theory classes to help students prepare to sit their exams confidently. These classes are recorded and available to play back at a time that suits you.
  • Digital study resources – Your online portal contains all the additional help and study support you need including: Kaplan study books (PDF); Kaplan workbooks (PDF); mock exams; question banks as well as PDF Kaplan Pocket Notes (flash cards) and Powerpoint slides so you can study no matter where you are.
  • Tutor support included– Our AAT tutors have over 20 years of industry experience and are dedicated to providing round the clock assistance with fast response times, giving you support when you need it most.
  • Sage Business Cloud Training, Certificate, and Software included (3 months) – We offer this training with a certificate included, allowing you to demonstrate Sage proficiency to employers.
  • Created by industry experts - This course was written and developed by our team of experts, including AAT professionals who teach in college, bringing classroom quality training to your online course.
  • Gain the skills employers want – We work closely with employers to ensure you are workplace-ready with in-demand skills.
  • Boost your earning potential– Your certifications will begin your journey to opening career paths to more senior job roles, helping you maximise your earning potential. 
  • A badge of excellence– AAT is recognised by employers both nationally and internationally and teach you a range of practical, real-world accounting skills that can be applied in UK businesses.
  • TOTUM PRO Card– This course is eligible for a TOTUM PRO Card.

Benefits of our NEW Online Training Platform

We've developed a new learning platform that makes it simple to access everything you need for your studies in one easy-to-use portal. Your online hub is jam-packed full of goodies, including printable revision cards (to study while on the move), conversation forums with other students, all past recorded live sessions, practice papers, study materials, tutor access, FAQ’s – and the list goes on!

  •  Stay motivated and learn when it suits you and your lifestyle with access to resources 24/7
  • All the help, support and guidance in one place including tutor support, FAQ’s and customer service contact details
  • Online learning includes videos and interactive animations bringing the subject to life
  • Includes videos throughout your learning from your tutor guiding you on how to work through the course and keep you on track and focussed on how to achieve exam success
  • Mobile friendly platform and content that works across all devices (PC, Macs, mobiles and tablets)
  • Assignments so that you can put into practice what you’ve learned and test your knowledge
  • Unrivalled additional study support – Digital versions of your Kaplan books (including study text, workbooks and flash cards), question banks, multiple practice papers so you don’t need to buy additional materials to get through your study.
  • Book your live online classes with a single click (but don’t worry if you can’t make it, you can watch the recorded version so you never miss out on learning)
  • Notifications when new resources are added to your portal
  • Engage with your peers and join our community of students – chat, support each other and set up study groups
  • Personalised study plan to help keep you on track

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?

Anyone can enrol on the AAT Accounting Level 2 training course, making it perfect for those looking to start a career in accounting, and those who have little to no experience in the industry.

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)

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?

Having an AAT certificate on your CV can help increase your confidence and give you a competitive advantage in the job market. Employers value AAT qualifications and large organisations, such as KPMG train their staff with AAT – demonstrating the real industry demand.

 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 can legally run your own Bookkeeping business.   

Our AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting package will save you 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 - £21,989
  • Accounts/Finance Officer - £27,000
  • Team Leader/Supervisor - £28,000
  • Junior Manager - £31,000
  • Middle Manager - £36,000
  • Director/Senior Manager - £46,000

(Source: Payscale)

General Accounting Responsibilities

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 Certificate in Accounting Syllabus

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 four units you'll cover through this course, are:

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Bookkeeping
    • Sage Business Cloud
  • Unit 2 – Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
  • Unit 3 - Principles of Costing
  • Unit 4 – The Business Environment

 Average course completion time – 9-12 months

These qualifications will teach you how to process payments and receipts, prepare invoices, complete bank reconciliations, 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.

AAT 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.

There are four exams in total - 3 computer-based exams and 1 Synoptic Assessment. 


  • Introduction to Bookkeeping (90 mins)
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls (90 mins)
  • Principles of Costing (90 mins)
  • The Business Environment (2 hours)

When you are ready to take your assessments, you need to book your exam at an 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 most weeks of the year.  


Membership is not included in this course but purchase of the membership will be required to sit exams. As a professional AAT member, you will benefit from:

  • Use of designatory letters
  • Access to AAT learning portal
  • Helplines to support you throughout your career
  • Free events
  • Discussion forums
  • Exclusive networking events
  • And more…

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 comprehensive learning package we offer, including eLearning, textbooks, live online classes, mock exams, and more!   

AAT Exams Update - COVID-19

Covid restrictions for England and Wales have now been removed. Please check with your local exam centre for advice on COVID-19 processes. 


What is the TOTUM PRO Card?

The TOTUM PRO Card is the replacement of the commonly known 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.


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