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AAT Accounting and Business – Level 2

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About the course

This is ideal for anyone wishing to study accountancy and finance alongside a range of complementary business and employability skills. The purpose is to offer the foundation accounting knowledge needed to progress to employment or further study in accountancy and finance, alongside business and personal skills that are transferable to any sector and additional business knowledge relevant to accountancy. The foundation certificate enhances employability and is particularly suitable for young people studying full-time. Students should choose this if they are interested in developing transferable business and personal skills alongside their core accountancy skills and are looking for a full-time programme. This qualification will usually take around a year to complete if studying full-time.

Topics and units

– Introduction to business and company law
– Introduction to payroll
– Business communications and personal skills
– Bookeeping transaction
– Elements of costing
– Bookkeeping controls
– Foundation synoptic assessment
– Using accounting software

Work placement opportunities:
KPMG, PwC, Muller, Epson, Stanton Ralph

Careers and progression

PROGRESSING TO: AAT level 3, or employment in a range of junior accounting roles.

ASPIRATIONAL CAREERS: Accounts administrator, accounts assistant, accounts payable clerk, purchase/sales ledger clerk, accounting technician, finance assistant.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4 including maths.

Additional information

Students are required to become members of AAT as part of this qualification – this is funded by the college. This gives students membership of a professional body. All resources for the course are provided

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

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Full time


1 year

Start date



Haybridge Road


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Open event
09 October 2024
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13 November 2024
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04 December 2024
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