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AAT Foundation & Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping (Levels 2 & 3)

Course Overview

If you are looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of Bookkeeping and work towards a career as a qualified Bookkeeper, this course will help you achieve your career goals. We've included the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2) and the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 3) in one package so you can gain the knowledge, skills, and techniques required for a career as a professional Bookkeeper.  

This course has been developed by our team of AAT specialists, bringing you the best in AAT Bookkeeping training. You will learn the knowledge and skills required for senior Bookkeeping job roles, including preparing financial statements, understanding VAT legislation requirements and VAT reports.  

Upon completion of the course and exams, you’ll become a Licensed Bookkeeper with AATQB status, enabling you to use the designatory letters after your name. You’ll also be able to apply for Professional Indemnity Insurance and seek a Licence to Practice, so you can set up your own business and submit accounts.

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. 

This AAT training course benefits 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, Bookkeeping Controls, Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation, and Indirect Taxation. 

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. 

We are incredibly honoured to have been shortlisted for the ‘AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year award 2020'!

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online, Books & Live Classes
  • Exams: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 24 months
  • Fully accredited courseware
  • Join a community of over 605,000
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online, Books & Live Classes
  • Exams: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 24 months
  • Fully accredited courseware
  • Join a community of over 605,000
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Why study the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping & Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping course with e-Careers?

If you’re looking to embark on a career in Bookkeeping by becoming an accredited professional Bookkeeper, be sure to choose an award-winning professional training provider like e-Careers, to undertake your AAT 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.

We're proud of our excellent rating on TrustPilot, with over 10,000 reviews from our past students.

This AAT training course benefits from: 

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 - This AAT training course also benefits from Live Online Sessions, where your tutor will cover specific modules, including Bookkeeping Transactions, Bookkeeping Controls, Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation, and Indirect Taxation.

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 online via our eLearning training platform, so you can study wherever and whenever suits you best.
  •    AuthorityWe are an industry-recognised and AAT approved training provider.
  •    Tutor support included – Our experienced AAT tutors have over 20 years of experience.
  •    Confidence – Gain confidence as you train through your AAT course via our online platform.   

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 materials.
  •    Practice assessments to test your overall knowledge.
  •    A study plan is included to help you focus and stay on track.
  •    We update our course materials when required, 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 & Advanced Certificates in Bookkeeping course and kick-start your career in Bookkeeping!

Is the AAT Foundation & Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping package suitable for me?

This Level 2 & 3 Bookkeeping package will provide you with enough information and practical skills to feel confident in mid-level and advanced Bookkeeping roles, suitable for delegates looking to become independent Bookkeepers or to start working within a finance team.

Learn how to become a Bookkeeper

Throughout this AAT training course, you’ll gain a deeper knowledge of the more advanced bookkeeping skills, helping you progress from a beginner to a professional Bookkeeper. You will learn how to prepare financial statements, and understand VAT legislation requirements and VAT reports. 

This course would benefit those: 

  •    Considering becoming an independent Bookkeeper.
  •    Wanting to be a vital part of an accounts or finance team.
  •    Looking to become an accredited, highly skilled Bookkeeper.
  •    Who are self-employed and looking to do your own bookkeeping.

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

The AAT Level 2 and Level 3 Bookkeeping qualifications package is the ideal solution to educate yourself to a high standard and become a qualified Bookkeeper. Once you’ve successfully passed the AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping, you will be eligible for AAT Bookkeepers (AATQB) status, allowing you to use the designatory AATQB letters after your name.

The knowledge gained through these two AAT training courses will help you work towards a promotion, embark on a new career, or start your own businesses and carry out your own Bookkeeping.

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

  •    Bookkeeper - £27k
  •    Senior Bookkeeper - £31k
  •    Ledger Manager - £32k
  •    Accounts Manager - £33k   

(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 Level 2 & Level 3 Bookkeeping Syllabus

*Included assessment offer - T&Cs

The included assessment offer represents the first exam you’re required to take – as listed below. This offer is for one online assessment only, even if you’ve selected a package deal. You must sit your assessment within 6 months from enrolment. Offer excludes AAT Level 4.

  • 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.

AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2)

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

  •    Understanding financial transactions within a bookkeeping system.
  •    Processing customer transactions.
  •    Process transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance.
  •    Understanding payment methods.
  •    Understanding controls in a bookkeeping system.
  •    Using control accounts.
  •    Using the journal.
  •    Reconciling bank statements with the cash book.


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 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 3)

This course covers three key Bookkeeping modules: Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation and Indirect Tax.

Learning Outcome

  •    Principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping.
  •    Procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets.
  •    Depreciation calculations.
  •    Period-end adjustments.
  •    Producing and extending the trial balance.
  •    The financial recording and reporting requirements of different organisations.
  •    Final accounts and the accounting and ethical principles underlying their preparation.
  •    Preparing accounting records from incomplete information.


Unit 1 - Advanced Bookkeeping.

Unit 2 - Final Accounts Preparation.

Unit 3 - Indirect Taxation.

AAT Level 2 & Level 3 Bookkeeping Exam Details

The AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is made up of two units and has two assessments:

  •    Bookkeeping Transactions.
  •    Bookkeeping Controls.

The AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping is made up of three units and has three assessments: 

  •    Advanced Bookkeeping.
  •    Final Accounts Preparation.
  •    Indirect Tax.

The AAT require all students to join as a student member but don’t worry, the membership fee is something we've included in our courses! Just be sure to register as a student member within 14 days of your course start date, please. This registration allows you to sit any necessary exams and take advantage of the support and resources available.  

Please note, exams fees are not included in the course price, which are approximately £60-85 depending on the exam centre. 

*This course is compatible with Windows and Mac devices, but please note that the Sage 50 software is only compatible with Windows. 

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