Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping

The Skills Network
Course summary
16 weeks
420 GBP
Next available date: Start anytime - Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

With over 125,000 members worldwide, AAT is one of the most reputable organisations in the finance industry.

Our suite of fully online distance learning AAT qualifications will equip you with the key financial skills that modern businesses are currently looking for.

With our award-winning online learning platform and outstanding learner support from qualified tutors and dedicated advisors, your accounting career can start here!

This course will develop your understanding of financial transactions within a bookkeeping system such as recording financial transactions using double entry bookkeeping, reconciling a bank statement to the cash book and journal adjustments.

To further develop your skills, you can go on to study the Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping course or complete the full AAT accounting qualification.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Our AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is the perfect place to start for anyone without experience looking to enter into a bookkeeping role. Should you experience any difficulties with your course, you would have the support of your tutor and our Student Support Team, who can guide you through any part of your learning.

Unlike some qualifications, there are no entry requirements for AAT, and you do not need to be working in an accounting role. This means that AAT is an ideal starting point for school and college leavers, or anyone considering a career change.

* Please note: if you have faced bankruptcy or have a criminal conviction your application may not be accepted.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Qualification gained: AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2)

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. You will also gain an understanding of processing transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance.

On completion of this unit, you will sit a computer-based test* at a local centre of your choice. 

Unit 2: Bookkeeping Controls

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

On completion of this unit, you will sit a computer-based test* at a local centre of your choice.


The course cost includes all the learning resources and materials you will need to complete the course, as well as AAT membership and registration to one exam for each unit.

Continuing Studies

Once you complete a course with us, your opportunities are endless. Not only will your employment opportunities improve, but you could also progress on to other areas of study. You could continue your studies with our Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping.

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