Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Enhanced Package)

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26-52 weeks
1,350 GBP
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Course description

Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Enhanced Package)

Are you interested in beginning a new career or progressing your current career with an accounting course? Our AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting will prepare you for junior and entry level roles in the accounting industry and will provide you with a solid knowledge of finance administration. You will learn crucial skills such as how to record financial transactions using double entry bookkeeping, how to make journal adjustments and how to understand basic costing principles.

With a current pass rate of 93% coupled with our award-winning online learning platform and outstanding learner support from qualified Tutors and dedicated Advisors, there is no better learning provider to study an AAT course with.

Introduction to AAT

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is the world’s leading professional body for accounting with over 130,000 members worldwide. Their qualifications are developed in consultation with employers and will equip you with the key financial skills modern businesses are currently looking for, plus they are the perfect starting point for a successful, rewarding career in accounting and finance.

Why choose The Skills Network?

  • No hidden costs – AAT registration and membership, certificates, mock exams and more included
  • 0% interest direct debit schemes available with no credit checks needed
  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • One to one Tutor support available via phone or email
  • Award-winning online AAT courses

Suitability - Who should attend?

This internationally recognised qualification is ideal for anyone looking to begin a career in finance or anyone who would like to gain the skills and knowledge needed to deal with their own business or personal finances.

Unlike some qualifications, there are no entry requirements for AAT, and you do not need to be working in an accounting role. It is our recommendation that you begin with the Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2).

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Qualification gained: 

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Training Course Content

Unit 1: Bookkeeping Transactions

This unit introduces you to the double-entry bookkeeping system and the associated documents and processes. You will gain an understanding of financial transactions within a bookkeeping system as well as the processing of customer transactions, supplier transactions and receipts and payments.

Unit 2: Bookkeeping Controls

This unit will provide you with an understanding of payment methods, controls in a bookkeeping system and control accounts. You will also look at using the journal and how to reconcile a bank statement with the cash book.

Unit 3: Elements of costing

This unit will provide you with an understanding of the cost recording system within an organisation, how to use cost recording techniques and provide information on actual and budgeted costs and income.

Unit 4: Using Accounting Software

In this unit you will work with learning resources that are provided by SAGE and will receive a login to access these. You will sit a test and achieve the SAGE 50 certificate.

Unit 5: Work Effectively in Finance

This unit will present an introduction to the foundation synoptic assessment (FYSA) and will provide you with an understanding of the finance function within an organisation, using personal skills development in finance, and producing work effectively.

Additional synoptic assessment preparation unit

This is an additional bonus revision unit to prepare you for the synoptic assessment. This additional unit includes revision sections for the key topics in Unit 1, 2 and 3.

Why choose The Skills Network

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Direct debit plans

  • Initial Deposit: £135
  • Monthly payments: £93.46
  • Payment duration: 13 months



Continuing Studies

Once you have completed this course, you could progress on to the following:

  • AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities and potential salaries:

  • Junior Accountant – up to £27,000
  • Trainee Accountant – up to £20,000

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The AAT course filled the gaps in my knowledge and helped me understand the processes I carry out during my working day – it has given me the confidence that I need! The course was chosen by my employer who had extensively researched the market. I found the online resources and guides invaluable. The course materials were really clear, concise a...
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