Level 2

AAT Accounting


1 year


Rush Green


Sep 2021


Adult 19+

This course would suit you if:

  • You've successfully completed the Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping
  • You're aged 16-19, studying full-time and want to pursue a career in accountancy, finance or business
  • You want to develop broader business skills to enhance your job prospects
  • You're already working in finance but want a qualification to improve your career prospects
  • You want to work in bookkeeping in a large company's finance department
  • You're self-employed and need to learn how to do your own bookkeeping

You'll learn how to perform basic finance tasks required by employers.

Units within the course include:

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

You'll need to complete online assessments for:

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  • Bookkeeping controls
  • Elements of costing
  • Using accounting software

There will also be an online end-of-course assessment covering Bookkeeping Transactions, Bookkeeping Controls, Elements of Costing and Work Effectively in Finance.

You'll need a good level of English & Maths to study the course.

This can be via Level 2 qualifications or GCSEs in both subjects at grade 4 (C) or above, or through evidence at an initial course assessment.

You will also need basic IT skills

Tutors are qualified accountants with years of experience in industry and in delivering AAT qualification courses.

Work experience can help develop your skills and improve your job prospects for the future.

We'll support students looking for placements locally, and overseas via the Erasmus+ programme.

During the course you'll also have the chance to enter the BASE Competition for Accounting & Business students and attend the Accountex Conference. Both are great ways to make contacts and improve your employability.

Successfully complete this course and move on to the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.