Business and Management

AAT Accounting Level 2 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

Classes start September/October 2019 and will run for 40 weeks. Actual start date to TBC You can choose from the following Monday classes: 9.30am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-4.30pm or 5.30pm-8.30pm

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required although a good standard of maths and English would be an advantage.


You will achieve

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)

Last updated: 23rd May 2019

Course overview

This programme is geared to providing you with the practical skills and financial expertise to allow you to follow a rewarding career in professional accountancy. Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and an understanding of the business environment, all of which are covered by this qualification.

Course content

The AAT Accounting Qualification gives you the relevant and practical skills to do a wide range of accounting and finance jobs. The course is extremely flexible and is open to all, no matter what your age or previous experience. You will study the following units:

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting covers a range of foundation accounting and finance skills in five mandatory units (240 guided learning hours):

• Bookkeeping Transactions
• Bookkeeping Controls
• Elements of Costing
• Using Accounting Software
• Work Effectively in Finance

The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are well prepared to progress into a career in business, finance or professional accountancy, or into further education.

All of the units within the qualification are mandatory: Four units are assessed individually in end-of-unit assessments, but this qualification also includes a synoptic assessment that students sat towards the end of the qualification. The synoptic assessment draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification:
A student completing this qualification will develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers. Students will learn to use accounting software and to develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace.


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by computerised based examinations after the completion of each core unit, with a final synoptic assessment that assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.

What equipment will I need?

You will need to provide your own calculator, text book and writing materials.

Where will I study?

Church Street Campus
Church Street
S70 2AN

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £995 (exam fee included).

AAT membership fee information can be found via the link below


19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.


Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

AAT Accounting Level 2 Part-time