AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

In a rapidly changing world one thing has remained constant; to prosper you need business, and where you have business you need accountants. All business, big or small, needs modern financial skills to develop and prosper. Investment in high quality training of accounting and book-keeping staff is an essential component of any business.

The AAT offers courses that are highly practical and tailored to the needs of the workplace.

This Level 2 course will enhance your employability by equipping you with transferable accounting skills that are desired in today's workplace, putting you a step ahead of other trainee and junior-level accountants.

Course Content

You'll learn basic costing principles, how to use manual and computerised accounting systems and how to work with the purchase, sales and general ledgers.

In addition to tuition fees, you will have to become a member of the AAT - fees apply. For more information visit; www.aat.org.uk/studentregistration
You'll be assessed is two ways:

Computer based tests - marked automatically and a provisional result available immediately.
Computer based assessments - internal assessment via project work, reports and work place evidence.

Flexibility within this course allows completion alongside an existing role in financial services and will create opportunities for progression within a present position, or through further AAT qualifications.

Entry Requirements

No previous accounting experience is necessary, but applicants must like working with numbers and be able to demonstrate the potential for developing good communication skills.

Apply for Apprenticeship opportunities if you wish to take the AAT Apprentice pathway.

Progression Opportunities

With the Level 2 AAT Certificate on your CV you would be a suitable candidate for the following roles:

  • Bookkeeper - £25,000*
  • Accounts Assistant - £20,000*
  • Purchase Ledger Clerk - £18,000*

Continued development through AAT qualifications will lead to higher level job opportunities, including managerial positions in finance, banking and accounting with earning potential of up to £35,000* (Accounts Manager).

Once you have completed this initial AAT qualification you can progress to the Level 3 AAT Accounting Diploma and the Level 4 AAT Accounting Diploma.

(*salary expectations are a guide only)

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Course Duration:

18 - 36 Weeks