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AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping

Studying for your AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping will enable you to gain solid bookkeeping skills required for a range of different finance roles, and teach you the steps and procedures to become a recognised Bookkeeper.

You will develop practical bookkeeping skills in double-entry bookkeeping and in using associated documents and processes. You will also learn how to deal with VAT ad trail balances and develop your understanding of the relationship between various accounting records.

We want you to succeed throughout your AAT training and prepare for a successful career in the finance industry, and as such, we offer many resources to help you throughout your studies, including tutor support, weekly live classes, exam prep sessions, and digital resources (study books, workbooks, mock exams, Pocket Notes, and more). Your tutor will run additional training study sessions covering the unit topics you need to pass your exams, including Bookkeeping Transactions, and Bookkeeping Controls.

We’re incredibly honoured to have been shortlisted for the ‘AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year award 2020', PQ Magazine’s ‘Accounting Online College of the Year Award 2022’, and Training Manager/Mentor of the Year 2022.

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  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Join a community of over 615,000
  • Tutor support & fast response time from our experts
  • Delivery Method: Online, Study Books, & Live Sessions
  • Assessments: Available at your local test centre
  • Includes digital workbooks, mock exams & Pocket Notes
  • Bonus: Sage Training, Certificate & Software included
  • AAT Subscription available (additional cost)
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Key features
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Join a community of over 615,000
  • Tutor support & fast response time from our experts
  • Delivery Method: Online, Study Books, & Live Sessions
  • Assessments: Available at your local test centre
  • Includes digital workbooks, mock exams & Pocket Notes
  • Bonus: Sage Training, Certificate & Software included
  • AAT Subscription available (additional cost)
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Why study the AAT Level 2 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 615,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training solutions for our delegates.

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Benefits of this training course 

  • Best Price Guaranteed! - You won't find a like-for-like price cheaper, guaranteed!
  • Flexibility – This course is delivered online via our interactive eLearning training platform, where you will have access to animation videos, knowledge checks, assignments, and more, letting you study wherever and whenever suits you best.
  • Live Online Sessions - Exam preparation sessions and live online classes to help students prepare to sit their exams confidently, recorded, and available to watch back on your online hub.
  • Study Books - We include study books with your eLearning training.
  • Digital 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 experienced AAT tutors have over 20 years of experience.
  • Sage Business Cloud Training, Certificate, and Software included (90 days) – We offer this training with a certificate included, allowing you to demonstrate Sage proficiency to employers.
  • Interest-free payment options - We offer a range of payments options to help spread the cost.
  • Authority – We are an industry-recognised and AAT approved training provider.
  • 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. 
  • 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 – Gain practical industry focused qualifications, helping you take on the right roles for your skill set.
  • 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.
  • Confidence – Gain confidence as you train through your AAT course via our online platform. 
  • AAT Subscription available.
  • 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 packed full of useful resources, including printable revision cards (to study while on the move), 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.
  • 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 Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping training Course and kick-start your accounting career!

Is the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping suitable for me?

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping perfectly suits those already working in finance, those returning to work after a career break, and those considering a career change into a finance role.

This level is also the ideal follow-on course to other introductory or “access” courses, and will benefit those with some understanding of Bookkeeping but need to further their knowledge or support that knowledge with an accreditation.

Discover the 10 skills that will make you a good Bookkeeper

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 Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping training?

The AAT Level 2 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 Level 3 Certificate 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. You can also broaden your career opportunities into the Accounting side of the industry, through the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, or AAT Level 3 Certificate in Accounting.

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

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

Salaries range by industry, sector, and role.

(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.

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping Syllabus

  • Unit 1 - Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Unit 2 - Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
    • Sage Business Cloud

Unit 1 - Introduction to Bookkeeping Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how to set up bookkeeping systems
  • Process customer transactions
  • Process supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Process transactions into the ledger account

Unit 2 - Principles of Bookkeeping Controls Learning Outcomes

  • Use control accounts
  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book
  • Use the journal
  • Produce trial balances

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping Syllabus

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping 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.

Unit 1 - Introduction to Bookkeeping

  • Understand how to set up bookkeeping systems
    • The purpose of business documents
    • The process of recording bookkeeping transactions
    • Create and use coding systems
    • Set bookkeeping systems
  • Process customer transactions
    • Calculate invoice and credit note amounts
    • Enter customer invoices and credit notes into books of prime entry
    • Process receipts from customers
  • Process supplier transactions
    • Check the accuracy of supplier invoices and credit notes
    • Enter purchase supplier invoices and credit notes into books of prime entry
    • Process payments to suppliers
  • Process receipts and payments
    • Enter receipts and payments into an analysed cash book
    • Enter receipts and payments into an analysed petty cash book
    • Total and balance the cash book and petty cash book
    • Process recurring receipts and payments
  • Process transactions into the ledger accounts
    • Transfer data from the books of prime entry to the ledgers
    • Total and balance ledger accounts

Unit 2 - Principles of Bookkeeping Controls

  • Use control accounts
    • Produce control accounts
    • Reconcile control accounts
  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book
    • Payment methods
    • Use the bank statement to update the cash book
    • Complete bank reconciliation statements
  • Use the journal
    • Produce journal entries to record bookkeeping transactions
    • Produce journal entries to correct errors not disclosed by the trial balance
    • Produce journal entries to correct errors disclosed by the trial balance
  • Produce trial balances
    • Extract an initial trial balance
    • Redraft the trial balance following adjustments

AAT Level 2 Bookkeeping Assessments

Unit 1 - Introduction to Bookkeeping Assessment

Assessment Method: Computer based assessment

Duration: 90 minutes

Unit 2 - Principles of Bookkeeping Controls Assessment

Assessment Method: Computer based assessment

Duration: 90 minutes

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