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AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2

  • Awarding Body: AAT
  • Price: £420.00 pp

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  • Professional dedicated Tutor support providing you with mock assessments at the end of each unit studied via the online virtual tutorial giving you specific and detailed feedback each and every time from a real AAT tutor.
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Course Introduction

This qualification delivers the skills and essential knowledge to manage books effectively. It includes manual double entry bookkeeping, and associated documents and processes, up to Trial Balance standard.

Most students will start at Foundation level. This qualification can be used as a fast track route to the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.


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Course Overview

The purpose of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is to ensure that students have the solid bookkeeping skills necessary for most finance roles. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks in two mandatory units (105 guided learning hours). The qualification is composed of two mandatory units, assessed in two end-of-unit assessments:  Bookkeeping Transactions  Bookkeeping Controls. 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 Foundation level bookkeeping procedures, including dealing with VAT, reconciliation and trial balances, and will develop their understanding of the relationship between the various accounting records. It is good practice for students to work with employers while studying. This could include work experience or placements, working on projects or exercises set or supervised by those working in the industry, or by attending masterclasses or guest lectures by people working in accounting.

This course has 2 units.

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  1. Understand financial transactions within a bookkeeping system
  2. Process customer transactions
  3. Process supplier transactions
  4. Process receipts and payments
  5. Process transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance


  • Bookkeeping controls
  1. Understand payment methods
  2. Understand controls in a bookkeeping system
  3. Use control accounts
  4. Use the journal
  5. Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book


The GLH for a qualification are an estimate of the amount of time a student spends learning under the supervision of a teacher or tutor. This might include lectures, tutorials or supervised study. Learning that involves the teacher or tutor and makes use of ‘simultaneous electronic communication’ methods such as telephone conversations or remote invigilation is also included, as well as time spent by tutors, teachers or external experts assessing student performance. It does not include time that students spend on unsupervised preparation or study. The GLH are set and recommended as appropriate by AAT, but some learners may need more or less support to achieve the qualification. The GLH value is not a compulsory measure for all learners. Training providers have the flexibility to offer the qualification in the hours required by their own students, within the constraints of any funded provision requirements.



    Qualification Name Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping
    Qualification type Level 2
    Guided learning hours 105
    Minimum age no minimum age requirement
    Availability Immediate start available
    Awarding Organisation AAT
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    Course Assessment

    Assessments are conducted directly through the AAT at the end of each unit. You will also have a synoptic assessment covering aspects of each unit as a final unit assessment at the end of this course. You will need to ensure that through your studies and feedback from your support tutor that you are ready to take the assessments. You can take the assessments at any AAT accredited Assessment Centre.

    As you have the right to take your assessment at any registered AAT Centre, fees will apply directly to them. You will also need to pay a fee to the AAT for each and every assessment that you take. You will be required to take an assessment for each unit of each course along with the synoptic and these fees are separate from the course fee itself.


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    Course Entry Requirements

    • AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of this qualification. However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths. Accountants work at the very heart of a business and are expected to be able to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience.
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    Career Path

    The Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping can lead to employment as:

    • Clerical Assistant
    • Trainee Bookkeeper
    • Accounts Clerk
    • Finance Assistant
    • Accounts Administrator
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    If you are looking to book a group of delegates on to one of our online or distance learning courses please get in touch as we can ensure that the team can be grouped with the same tutor for the duration of their course. We can also offer discounts on multiple bookings

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    Additional Fees

    Important information about all costs involved in completing an AAT qualification

    When you purchase an AAT course you will also need to pay for:

    • Each exam will cost approximately £100.  This includes the AAT exam fee and the centre fee for using their facilities to sit the exam. There is one exam per each unit plus the Synoptic.
    • You will also need be a member of the AAT which will cost between £90 for a renewal or a new membership fee of £140 paid direct to the AAT.


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