AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Foundation)

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AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Foundation):

AVADO offer award winning online AAT courses are designed with a single objective: to get the best out of you, realising your full potential. We support you throughout your AAT journey with the BEST interactive resources, live online classes and Tutor support.

The AAT Level 2 course (Foundation) comprises the first stage on the AAT qualification pathway. This AAT training course will introduce the essential accounting principles such as double entry bookkeeping, basic costing procedures, sales ledgers and computerised accounting, as well as how to work effectively in the industry.

About the Course

Adult learners seeking to enter the world of accounting, those with no previous experience or those already working in finance, returning to work after a break or wishing to change careers.

Course syllabus

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting offers a grounding in the core accounting knowledge and skills and consists of 5 separate units:

  1. Processing Bookkeeping Transactions
  2. Control Accounts, Journals and Banking System
  3. Basic Costing
  4. Computerised Accounting
  5. Work Effectively in Accounting and Finance.

This course is accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the leading body for the accounting sector in the UK and are also recognised internationally.

Why study with AVADO

  • Industry expert Tutors available via phone, email and online
  • Learn as a group and interact in live online classes
  • Award winning Virtual Learning Campus - for mobile, tablet and desktop
  • Winner of the Best E-Learning and Distance Learner of the Year, AAT awards 2016
  • 92% pass rates: significantly higher than the national average
  • Free Premium access to our Career Guidance Hub
  • Flexible payment options to spread the cost

Career Path

Upon completion of the course will have accumulated the knowledge and skills to qualify you for roles such as:

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Bookkeeper or
  • Trainee Accounts Technician.

But your career opportunities don’t need to end here – progressing to the Level 3 Advanced Diploma really extends your job prospects and earning potential.

Additional entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however an interest in business and finance is recommended. If English is not your first language, an IELTS 5.5 is required.

Awarding body

Association of Accounting Technicians

Course info


This is a distance learning course


Any time


300 hours, By arrangement


Distance without attendance , Online


Professional or Industry specific qualification


Beginner IntermediateAdvanced

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