Business and Management

AAT Accounting Level 2 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course will commence from September 2023 and will run for one year.

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)

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 Level 2 Accounting Certificate covers a range of foundation accounting and finance skills in four mandatory units (255 guided learning hours):

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
  • Principles of Costing
  • The Business Environment

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, each assessed individually with an end-of-unit computerised exam.

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 the impact that the digital environment has on organisations, from sole traders to large companies operating in local, national and global markets and will develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace.

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.

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

Church Street Campus
Church Street
S70 2AN

How much does the course cost?

This course may be FREE to you subject to eligibility criteria. Funding is available for those claiming benefits or on a low wage. (Eligibility criteria applies.) If you are not entitled to any funding the course fee is £633. You will need to register with AAT. A cost will be payable directly to AAT and this will give you access to study support resources for 12 months or until you complete the qualification, whichever comes first. 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.’

Extra information

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

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