AAT level 2 bookkeeping, also known as foundation certificate in bookkeeping, is for those who want to start a career in bookkeeping, accountancy or finance. You will learn manual double entry bookkeeping, relevant documents, various books, ledgers and trial balance. Most learners start at this level. This qualification can be used as a fast track to the Advanced Diploma in Accounting.
The qualification covers the following key topics:
- Understand financial transactions within a bookkeeping system
- Process customer and supplier transactions
- Process receipts and payments
- Process transactions through ledgers to trial balance
- Understand payment methods
- Understand controls in a bookkeeping system
- Use control accounts
- Use the journal
- Reconcile bank statements with cashbook
Following units are covered in this qualification:
Assessment: there is a 90 minutes computer-based assessment for each unit
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 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping qualification can lead you to the following roles:
- Clerical Assistant
- Trainee Bookkeeper
- Accounts Clerk
- Finance Assistant
- Accounts Administrator
Level: 2, GCSEl (grades: A-C)
Total credit: 16