AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)


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The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 is one of the most popular accounting courses in the UK, and certainly AAT’s most popular accountancy qualification. It is designed to teach you a range of accounting principles and techniques, from costing and double-entry bookkeeping to the use of accounting software that will make your day-to-day job easier.

This course includes FREE AAT Membership worth £138

Available delivery methods for this course




Group booking

Group booking

Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exams: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • 95% Pass rate
  • Dual AAT & Sage Certification
AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)

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

This online accounting course is ideally suited to you if you are new to accounting and finance, or if you already work in accounting and wish to formalise your knowledge and skills. It is recommended that you have a good grasp of English and maths and want to work in an accounting environment. The minimum age to enrol on this course is 16 years, anyone under the age of 16 can also register but must have a form signed by a parent/guardian.

This online accountancy course has been developed to build your skills in accounting and finance administration.

The course provides many different options for further study, as well as leading to employment in roles such as Accounts Administrator, Accounts Assistant, Accounts Payable Clerk, Bookkeeper, Payroll Administrator, Payroll Officer, Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk, Tax Assistant/Trainee or Trainee Accounts Technician.

  • Free AAT Membership worth £138 included with this course
  • Tutor support is included throughout the duration of your course access. Our tutor is a highly experienced finance and accounts professional with over 10 years of experience writing AAT classroom and online course content and answering student needs. There is no-one better equipped to provide support to you while you study with us.
  • Sage 50 Accounts Professional software included (180 days).
  • Study the industry recognised AAT syllabus and use it to give you the best possible start to your accounting career.
  • We utilise the Sage 50 professional software and course materials because it is the most in-demand accountancy software for business in the UK - with over 800,000 businesses using it. e-Careers have been an official Sage partner for six years, with the course being fully integrated into the materials.
  • Our current average pass mark for AAT exams stands at 92%
  • We have pass rates of 95%
  • Two qualifications in one course - you will gain an official Sage certificate and the exam you will take is ideal preparation for the AAT exams, also providing you with a thorough understanding of Sage in a business context.

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:

  • £138 registration fee (£129 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 is compatible with Windows and Mac devices but please note that the Sage 50 module is only compatible with Windows.

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Saatchi & Saatchi
American Express

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