Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Certificate Level 2

A first year course for those working or wishing to work in the financial sector.

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30 Weeks


Start: September2019


You will:

  • develop independent study skills and apply these to realistic assignments throughout the course,
  • learn online,
  • start to develop your skills in double entry bookkeeping and gain a grasp of management and administrative processes,
  • learn how to use manual and computerised accounting systems, and
  • learn how to work with purchase, sales and general ledgers.

You will study the following units:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Working Effectively in Finance

Time will be spent in class carrying out different activities either individually or as a group.  You will develop independent study skills and apply theses to realistic assignments throughout the course.  You will also have online provision.

Entry Requirements

Although entry criteria is based on individuals, it is preferred that you have:

  • GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths, or
  • literacy and numeracy at level 2, or
  • equivalent work based experience.




Assessment Methods

Assessment is through computer-based exams and case studies or work-based evidence throughout the year.


Level 3

Association of Accounting Technicians Diploma level 3

What are former students doing now?

Students have found employment in a variety of different occupations in the accounting field while continuing their studies at levels 3 and 4, other students have progressed on to professional courses at university.

Fees & Funding

£1,526, inclusive of exam fee and materials.

As a student on AAT programmes you would need to become a member for which there is a joining fee and annual membership fee. You will be expected to pay for some essential costs such as text books.

Help may be available for students in financial difficulties. Please contact student support services on 0500 162100.


For more information on applying for this course please see the Apply page.

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