AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2

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Accounting and finance is one of the biggest industries in the world due to the fact that every organisation needs to manage money.  If you’re well-organised, enjoy maths and budgeting, our foundation certificate in bookkeeping could be the perfect opportunity for you. You will be engaged in a wealth of expertise from our industry expert tutors who support you with two taught lessons each week and regular tutorials.  

We work closely with AAT, this allows us to keep our course content up to date so you’re learning about regulation updates as they happen.  This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry-level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration, covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software.  Most students will start with this qualification.    You will learn finance, accountancy, business and communications skills.    

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is suited for: 

• People who are new to accounting and finance 

• Unqualified accounting staff who want to enhance their foundation knowledge and skills 

 • Employers looking to upskill their staff 

• People looking to change their careers  

The skills you will need to be successful in the accounting industry include: 

• Excellent organisation skills 

• Time management skills 

• A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail 

• Creativity and initiative 

• Commitment to the sector 

• Good communication skills 

 • Multi-tasking ability and a flexible approach to work 

• The ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines   

Student story  - “I have really enjoyed completing the Foundation Certificate in Accounting.  The skills learned have helped me in the workplace, giving me an understanding of terms used when speaking to the Accountants such as ‘enter a manual journal’.    “I have also been questioning my actions more when I am unsure of which accounts to post invoices too instead of guessing.  “I look forward to returning in September to start the Advanced Diploma.”    “As an adult learner, being taught with the respect we are due has been a great experience. The course is supported by a vast amount of on-line study material which has meant I can learn and re-learn and continually test myself in preparation for the exams.”  

You will:

• Have more time in the class room than other providers 

• Have access to a weekly 1 to 1 tutorial with your tutor 

• Actually practise what you would do in the workplace and get work-ready 

 • Be taught by practising accountants therefore having up to date knowledge 

• Become a member of a professional body    

You’ll have access to our fantastic tutor team, with a wealth of industry knowledge, the systems you will be exposed to are actively used in the workplace such as Sage and Excel.  


Course runs on all day Tuesday or Tuesday and Thursday Evenings

Career Prospects

AAT Qualifications are recognised by employers as practical and technical qualifications that prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles.   The Foundation Certificate in Accounting can lead to employment as: 

 • Accounts administrator 

• Accounts assistant 

• Accounts payable clerk 

• Purchase/sales ledger clerk 

• Trainee accounting technician 

• Trainee finance assistant

Entry Requirements

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting. However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and Maths and these will be assessed on the first week of programme.

Additional Details

- Students must successfully complete four unit assessments and one synoptic assessment to achieve this qualification. The proportion of this qualification assessed by external assessment is 100%.

In addition to the tuition fee there is a fee payable to AAT for registration. This is your membership to the AAT who are a professional examining body. Current registration fees, which can be found on the AAT website, are paid by students directly to AAT. Part time courses run one full day a week (9:00am - 4:30pm) or two evenings per week (6:00pm - 9:00pm).

After the course

After the course you can progress onto the Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 or you could start a career as a Bookkeeper or gain employment in one of the above roles.

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2

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