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AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping

We offer AAT accredited level 2 and 3 bookkeeping courses. AAT are the world’s leading professional body for accounting

technicians with over 140,000  members and they provide highly respected qualifications that are widely recognised in
the industry.

Who is suitable?

Our AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping will prepare you for junior and entry level roles in the accounting industry and will provide you with a solid knowledge of bookkeeping duties and the associated skills. You will learn about crucial financial transactions within a bookkeeping system such as recording financial transactions using double entry bookkeeping and journal adjustments


  • Learn from your own home, in your own time or come into the learning centre

  • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials

  • Your own designated Learner Support Advisor to help you throughout the course

  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification

  • Perfect for people with long term health conditions who want to work from home as a self employed bookkeeper

  • Continue your studies to become a chartered or certified accountant

Blended Learning Method

You will receive:

  • Printed and online materials containing lessons, examples, activities & assessments

  • On demand tutorials and explainer videos available 24/7

  • Support from your tutor, a qualified accountant, via email 

  • Access to live classes

What will you learn?

This Level 2 qualification delivers the skills and essential knowledge to manage books effectively. It includes manual double entry bookkeeping, and associated documents and processes, up to trial balance standard.

Unit 1: Introduction to Bookkeeping This unit introduces you to the double-entry bookkeeping system and the associated documents and processes. You will gain an understanding of financial transactions within a bookkeeping system as well as the processing of customer transactions, supplier transactions and receipts and payments.

Unit 2: Principles of Bookkeeping Controls This unit will provide you with an understanding of payment methods, controls in a bookkeeping system and control accounts.

On completion of each unit, you have the option to sit a computer-based test at a local centre of your choice.

Exams & Assessments

The two units in Level 2 are assessed by a Computer Based Assessment (CBA). You will complete these at an approved AAT assessment centre of your choice. Assessment fees are payable to the centre/venue and may incur an administration fee.

On completion of both units, you will get a Certificate from the AAT.

Assessment Preparation

On our Standard and Premium course packages, you will encounter a series of online knowledge tests throughout the course. This includes End of course tests and Online exam simulation tests (Mock Assessments). Our specialist department will provide you with feedback advice and support, plus any additional lessons and tests you may need prior to taking an assessment.

Arranging an assessment:

There are over 200 external assessment venues available in the UK (including with us). To find your nearest venue go to AAT’s Assessment Venue Search.

When the time comes to take an assessment, you can choose from the list and contact them to arrange a suitable time and date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is registration included?

Not by default, but you can add it to your order by selecting unless you add it on by using the option below. It costs an extra £65.

Q: Are assessment fees (exams) included?

No. You will need to book your own exams at an approved AAT assessment centre of your choice. You would pay the test centre directly at the time of booking.

Q: What is the average completion time for these courses?

Our students take anything from 2 months to 6 months to complete this Level 2 course.

As this is blended learning there are live online tuition sessions to attend and we we that generally our students take around 6 months to complete the course.

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