AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping - Level 2 (Online Learning)

Newcastle College University Centre
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Course description

AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping - Level 2 (Online Learning):

This course is for you if you want to become a professional bookkeeper and the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping will give you the skills and essential knowledge you need to manage books effectively. The course offers a solid introduction to manual double entry bookkeeping, including associated documents and processes, up to Trial Balance standard, providing a great starting point for anyone wishing to start a career in the accounting industry.

The course content will include: Processing bookkeeping transactions - Understanding double-entry bookkeeping, integrating books of prime entry and describing coding system functions; Understanding discounts and settlement, trade and bulk discount differences; Preparing and processing customer and supplier invoices and credit notes; Totalling and balancing a 3-column analysed cash book; Totalling, balancing and reconciling petty cash records within an analysed petty cash book; Processing ledger transactions and extracting a trial balance; Control accounts, journals and the banking system - Understanding the purpose and use of control accounts and journals; Maintaining and using control accounts and the journal; Reconciling a bank statement with the cash book; Understanding the banking process and main services of banks and building societies; Understanding requirements of retention and storage relating to banking documents. You will be assessed using a range of methods including written assignments and exams. After successfully completing the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping you could consider progressing onto the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. The roles you are qualified to perform after completing this qualification include: Bookkeeper or Accounts Clerk.

Additional entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Awarding body

Association of Accounting Technicians

Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

Course info


Professional or Industry specific qualification

Study Hours:

Variable - to suit the learner


Beginner IntermediateAdvanced

Virtual help:

No attendance for this course

Course type:

This is a distance learning course

Total time for completion:

12 weeks

per course

More info on price: The above mentioned fee includes all tuition fees and materials. AAT Subscription Fee - £41; AAT Assessment Fee - £37. Learners are required to pay for the AAT subscription fee and their 2 assessment fees.

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