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AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (January start, Day)

  • Fee
  • Duration of course 18 weeks
  • Course type Part-time (Adults)
  • This course is suitable for Adults

Will the course give me what I want? 

This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry-level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration, covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software.

Most students will start with this qualification.

Course content

· ​Bookkeeping Transactions (AQ2016)

· Bookkeeping Controls (AQ2016)

· Elements of Costing (AQ2016) 

· Using Accounting Software (AQ2016) 

· Work Effectively in Finance (AQ2016) 

·  Foundation Synoptic assessment (AQ2016)

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to? 

Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) in accounting Level 2 course leads to the QCF level 3 Diploma and enhanced employment opportunities. ​ 

How will I learn? 

 You will learn mainly through taught lessons, revision sessions and practice examinations.

How will I be assessed? 

Students are assessed throughout the course by online assessment. 

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc 

 You will be expected to complete set tasks at home and revise for your examinations in your own time.​

Which awarding body is the course validation by?


What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

If you are under 19 you must be employed in an accountancy or related role.

Evidence of:

  • Competent oral and written skills
  • Good Numeracy and ICT skills

These may be assessed prior to enrolment.

Expected prior knowledge 


English level

Level 1 (GCSE Grade D)

Mathematics level

Level 1 (GCSE Grade D)​

Equipment and other costs

You will be expected to purchase a set of textbooks as recommended by your tutor and to become a student member of the AAT.​

For further information and to apply

If you wish to apply for this course, please complete a College application form.

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