AAT Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2 (online and on campus)

Adult Skills & Training

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Course introduction

This four-month course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to manage books effectively. You will acquire abilities in double-entry bookkeeping and gain an understanding of associated documents and processes, enabling you to work to trial balance standard.

You will study online thanks to award-winning video lessons that will be available on demand. This means you can choose when and where you want to study.

Online lessons will last for around 45 minutes and will be accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies will also help enhance your learning experience.

When you attend campus (fortnightly) you will benefit from classes with your college tutor. Your tutor will review what you have learned during your online lessons and will then provide guidance to support your progress ahead of your assessments. Meanwhile, regular discussions with classmates will help reinforce key points and provide you with valuable extra support and motivation.

Course structure

  1. Introduction to Bookkeeping
  2. Principles of Bookkeeping

Minimum entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Previous knowledge of accounting or a Level 1 Bookkeeping qualification would be an advantage.

How will I be assessed?

This programme will be assessed through two computer-based exams – one taken at the end of each unit. Both exams will be carefully calibrated to draw on your knowledge and understanding so you can demonstrate your progress.

Information & support

We have partnered with Mindful Education to provide this flexible combination of online and on campus learning. You can find out more about Mindful Learning at www.mindful-education.co.uk

Course fees & Duration

Course duration is 16 weeks part-time.

There is a tuition fee of £362 in addition to a £120 AAT registration and membership fee.

Your course could be fully funded if you are:

  • Unemployed and in receipt of benefits.
  • In receipt of a low wage (under £18,525 per annum).

Aged 19-23 and studying towards your first full Level 2 qualification.

What can I do with this qualification?

Following successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher level AAT accounting qualifications at Level 3 and then Level 4.

The skills and knowledge you will have gained will qualify you for roles including clerical assistant, trainee bookkeeper, accounts clerk, finance assistant and accounts administrator.

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