AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting – Level 2

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AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting – Level 2:

The Foundation Certificate in Accounting covers a range of basic accounting principles and techniques, from costing and double-entry bookkeeping to using accounting software.

It is ideally suited for someone who is new to accounting and finance, someone who perhaps works in an accounts department but wants to gain a qualification or enhance their foundation knowledge and skills or someone who is looking to change their career.

Top five skills you’ll gain:

Effective business communication skills including letters, memos and informal reports
Processing payments and receipts
Preparing invoices
Completing bank reconciliations
Using accounting software


The Foundation Certificate is made up of 4 separately examinable units plus a synoptic assessment, which incorporates additional syllabus areas on how to Work Effectively in Finance. You must have completed your studies for all units (with the exception of Using Accounting Software) before you attempt the synoptic assessment.

Additional entry requirements


Awarding body

Association of Accounting Technicians

Course info


City, EC4N 6EU


6 months


Part-time day


Professional or Industry specific qualification


Beginner IntermediateAdvanced

More info: AAT training can cost anywhere from £750 to over £2,500 per level depending on your study method. But the investment in your future means it could pay for itself in a matter of months!

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