AAT level 2 accounting, also known as foundation certificate in accounting, is an entry-level accounting course, and will prepare you for junior and entry-level accounting roles. You will learn a solid foundation of finance administration, which covers double entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and using accounting software.
You will also learn finance, accountancy, business and communication skills. Most learners start at this level.
Following units are covered in this qualification:
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|Using Accounting Software||√||X||£325|
* UA = Unit Assessment, SA = Synoptic Assessment
Foundation Certificate Synoptic Assessment – this qualification will include an integrated assessment in which you will be asked to apply knowledge and skills gained from the entire units, within a workplace context.
Assessment: there will be total 5 assessments – 4 each and 1 synoptic
No previous knowledge or skill required. AAT SkillCheck is required. For the best chance to succeed we recommend a standard and good level of Maths and English.
You may be eligible for exemptions if you have previous finance or accounting qualification and an accounting or finance degree. Please contact us for more details.
After this qualification you can further progress to level 3 bookkeeping/accounting and level 4 accounting qualifications.
What job can you do with this qualification:
AAT qualifications are recognised by employers as practical and technical qualifications , which prepare learners for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles.
The AAT level 2 Accounting or Foundation Certificate in Accounting qualification can lead you to the following roles:
- Accounts Administrator
- Accounts Assistant
- Accounts payable clerk
- Purchase/sales ledger clerk
- Trainee accounting technician
- Trainee finance assistant
Level: 2, GCSEl (grades: A*-C), Key Stage 5 Technical Certificate
Total credit: 34