AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2)

Course Overview

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2 course is perfect for you if you’re looking to gain fundamental knowledge and skills for a career in Bookkeeping. Get started to begin your journey to become an official Bookkeeper.

This level is the second instalment that provides a deeper look into previous modules covered in double-entry bookkeeping, trial balance standard, associated documents and processes, and more.

We want you to succeed throughout your AAT training and prepare for a successful career in the finance industry. To help you as much as possible, this training course includes everything you need to succeed. You will also benefit from Exam Prep Sessions and Live Online ClassesYour tutor will run additional training study sessions covering the unit topics you need to pass your exams, including Bookkeeping Transactions and Bookkeeping Controls.    

AAT Courses are offered by e-Careers Ltd, an AAT approved training provider.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online, Books & Live Classes
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Fully accredited course materials
  • Join a community of over 600,000
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online, Books & Live Classes
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Fully accredited course materials
  • Join a community of over 600,000
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Course Details

Is the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping suitable for me? 

Individuals interested in the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2) are recommended to enrol after finishing the Access Award in Bookkeeping course. Otherwise, if you have sufficient bookkeeping experience and wish to broaden your understanding of the subject, this course is a good choice. 

In addition, you will greatly benefit from this course if: 

  •  Want a certification to improve your CV when compared to other applicants.
  •  Interested in a finance career.
  •  Self-employed and want more control over your finances. 

You will learn how to: 

  •  Check and validate incoming payments
  •  Fix discrepancies
  •  Daily general filing and clerical assistance
  •  Make, track, and report deposits
  •  Create audits and check they are correct
  •  Fix errors

How will the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping benefit me?

This AAT training course benefits from Exam Prep Sessions and Live Online Classes, where your tutor will cover specific modules, including Bookkeeping Transactions and Bookkeeping Controls.   

Other benefits include: 

  •  Exam Prep Sessions & Live Online Classes - Your tutor will host live sessions covering study units, to help you prepare for your exams.
  •  Stand out from other candidates with the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2) qualification.
  •  Kick-start a career in a high earning industry.
  •  Many career choices to choose from within the industry.
  •  Internationally recognised providing work opportunities abroad.
  •  Advanced courses to continue studying and apply for more senior roles.

What jobs can I apply for after my AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping training? 

Upon completion of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2 training course, you would have covered all the required skills and knowledge for an entry-level Bookkeeping job role.

Want to continue studying to progress further? The AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 3 course is available, which will enhance your knowledge of Bookkeeping and provide the ability to apply for more senior roles.

Possible career avenues include:

  •    Clerical Assistant - £17K
  •    Trainee Bookkeeper - £17k
  •    Accounts Clerk - £19k
  •    Finance Assistant - £21k
  •    Accounts Administrator - £20k

(Source: Payscale)

Graduates can expect to earn between £15k to £35k from our course, although, salaries can vary depending on industry and company.

Why choose to study the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping course with e-Careers? 

We are an award-winning training provider with over 10 years in this industry. We have trained over 600,000 students and have a 5-star rating on Trustpilot from over 10,000 students globally. In that time we have refined our approach to ensure every student has the best chances of succeeding with us.

This AAT training course benefits from Exam Prep Sessions and Live Online Classes, where your tutor will cover specific modules, including Bookkeeping Transactions, Bookkeeping Controls, Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation, and Indirect Taxation.   

Exam Prep Sessions - To give students the best chance of passing assessments, we have developed a series of regular assessment preparation sessions. Before the session students complete a pre-assigned mock paper, the tutor will run through your paper thereafter and correct any incorrect answers, informing you of what the AAT expect you to write and why. This helps you think in a way that will enable you to approach each question correctly, increasing the likelihood of you passing.

Live Online Classes - Your tutor will take you through a specific topic or module in an online classroom session.

An additional reason to pick us:

  •  Tutors are experienced professionals.
  •  We are an industry-recognised trainer.
  •  Once joined the AAT you will have access to extra material and practice exams.

Need more information? Contact us now and our friendly staff will be happy to answer all questions.

AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Syllabus

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2) delivers the skills and knowledge to manage books effectively. Topics covered include manual double-entry bookkeeping, and associated documents and processes (up to Trial Balance standard), giving delegates a firm knowledge of bookkeeping procedures. This course will help you work towards a career in bookkeeping, or to work towards becoming an independent Bookkeeper.  

Module Outline

This course comprises two key topics, covering 12 modules:  

Processing Bookkeeping transactions 

  •  Double-entry bookkeeping skills
  •  Using business documents
  •  Applying discounts and VAT
  •  Processing customer and supplier transactions
  •  Processing receipts and payments
  •  Using a cashbook and petty cashbook
  •  Extracting a trial balance 

Bookkeeping Controls 

  •  Using controls in a bookkeeping system
  •  Using and reconciling control accounts
  •  Using the journal and suspense account
  •  Correcting errors in the system
  •  Reconciling the bank

AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Assessment Details

You must successfully pass 2 unit assessments to achieve this qualification. AAT require you to register as a student member within 14 days of your course start date. This registration allows you to sit your assessments and take advantage of the support and resources available. The assessment fees are not included in the cost of the course.

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