Level 2

AAT Accounting Level 2 Certificate

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2021
FREE* Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2021
FREE* Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus

Overview

This is the ideal course if you want to train towards becoming a qualified accountant in just three years. This first year course gives you a solid understanding of basic finance and accounting principles in accounting and bookkeeping and is a stepping stone towards the following years' studies on AAT Level 3 (equivalent to 2 A Levels). Successful completion of this course could also lead on to an apprenticeship. 

After the second year and successful completion of the level 3, you can apply to become an AAT Qualified bookkeeper and can seek private accounting work, full-time employment as an accounts assistant or continue your studies in accounting at university.

Entry Requirements

  • Level 1 qualification or GCSEs x 2 at grade 4/C in MATHS and a 3/D in ENGLISH

  • Successful attendance at interview event

Course Structure

Book-keeping transactions – covering:

  • Recording income and receipts
  • Making and recording payments
  • Preparing ledger balances and an initial trial balance

Book-keeping controls – covering:

  • Maintaining control of the cash book, petty cash and journals day books
  • Banking procedures
  • Maintaining control accounts

Element of costing – covering:

  • Basic principles of costing
  • Providing basic cost and revenue information

Using Accounting Software – covering:

  • Processing transactions using SAGE software
  • Producing a variety of reports

Working effectively in finance – covering:

  • GDPR 
  • Health & Safety
  • Time management skills
  • Business writing

Assessment & Feedback

  • Three external computer-based unit assessments, set by the AAT, completed online and marked online immediately, with results accessible through your MyAAT account within 30 mins
  • One external synoptic assessment covering all aspects of the course, except 'Using Accounting Software', set by the AAT and marked externally by qualified assessors, with results available after six weeks
  • One external computer-based project (using accounting software), set by the AAT and marked externally by qualified assessors, with results available after six weeks

Course Cost

School Leavers, Full time: FREE

16-18 (School leaver) course costs are as follows from January 2021:

AAT Membership is included within the study programme

Osborne Books *all prices are approximate

  • Level 2 £110
  • Level 3 £120
  • Level 4 £120

All first exams are included in the course cost but resits must be paid for - £60 per exam*

*only get 3 attempts (first sitting and then 2 resits) but if the learner fails on 3rd sitting they cannot sit the unit assessment until 24 months after 1st September in the year they start.

What Next...

  • Progress to the AAT Level 3 Full-time 16-18’s (Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3)
  • Find a placement on a Level 3 apprenticeship