Courses Accounting & Finance AAT

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Course Title: AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting
Awarded By: Association of Accounting Technicians
Course Category: Accounting & Finance
Course Duration: 220 Hours

Course Aim

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.


Target Audience

  • Bachelor's Degree Holder (Any field Business and Accounting) or;
  • Students that have completed AAT Level 1


Course Outline

This course will cover the following key topics:

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


Learning Outcome

This qualification equips learners with the skills they need to secure, and succeed in, junior accounting roles such as Accounts Assistant, Finance Assistant, Credit Control Assistant or Purchase Ledger Clerk.

The AAT Level 2 Certificate is part of the full AAT suite of accountancy qualifications. Learners can begin their studies at Level 2 and progress through to the Level 4 Diploma in Accounting to become qualified Accounting Technicians and AAT members.

AAT also offers the Level 2 Diploma in Accounting and Business at this level. The Level 2 Diploma includes additional units on study and employability skills to complete a full-year programme of study.

For those students who already have these skills, the Certificate offers a more focused approach and may be completed in a shorter period.

Will the qualification lead to further learning?


The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is a component of the Intermediate Apprenticeship.


Completion of the Level 2 qualification also allows for progression to the higher levels of the AAT Accounting Qualification (Level 3 and Level 4).