AAT Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2

Programme Description

This course provides an entry point for anyone wishing to start a career in accountancy or finance. It may also support career progression for those already in employment by formally recognising their skills in manual bookkeeping. Students completing this qualification will be able to confidently carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks. 

This could be young people who have just left school as well as adults returning to work after a break or for anyone wishing to change careers. It is also ideal for self-employed people who wish to manage their own accounts. The course is open to those who are working and those who are not currently in employment. 

Course fees are applicable which cover tuition and initial exam sitting - price available on request.

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education , and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom. 

At a Glance

  Part Time

  1 Year

  Online & Pibwrlwyd Campus

Programme Features

A student completing this qualification will develop practical accountancy skills in the double-entry

bookkeeping system and in using associated documents and processes. Students will be able to check transactions for accuracy, make entries in appropriate books and ledgers, and calculate sales invoices and credit notes. They will also cover more complex level bookkeeping procedures, including dealing with VAT, reconciliation and trial balances, and will develop their understanding of the relationship between the various accounting records.

Programme Content

The AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping level two  covers a range of skills and relevant supporting knowledge to complete two mandatory units: 

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls

Study Method – Online and On Campus

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model. 

Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 4-5 hours studying independently online each week. 

On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.

Progression & Employment

A student completing this qualification will develop the underpinning skills required in all accountancy and finance roles. They will use bookkeeping skills to confidently perform accounting transactions and understand how to process financial information in accordance with set procedures and schedules. This qualification can lead to further study in bookkeeping or accountancy or to employment as:

  • Clerical Assistant
  • Trainee Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Finance Assistant
  • Accounts Administrator

The knowledge developed in this qualification is also the underpinning knowledge needed for progression to other Access or Foundation Qualifications including The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting.

Under the National Skills Fund initiative, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of your Level 3 study. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.

Method of Assessment

Students must successfully achieve the two mandatory unit assessments to achieve this qualification. 

The assessments for this qualification are computer based with a time restriction. 

Students will be presented with a range of question types and formats in the assessment. These may include multiple-choice questions, numeric gap-fill questions, or question tools that replicate workplace activities. 

Entry Requirements

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Access to Bookkeeping level two. However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths.

Additional Costs

All exam resits will incur an additional charge. You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.

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