AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Foundation)

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AVADO are the UK's No.1 Online AAT qualification provider and AAT’s Distance Learning Provider of the Year 2018. AVADO will support you throughout your AAT journey with the best interactive resources, live online classes and tutor support.


The AAT Level 2 Certificate will give you a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of accounting, teaching you how to work with manual and computerised accounting systems, the process of Double-Entry Bookkeeping, basic costing procedures and how to work effectively within the accounting department.

If you are looking to gain an in-depth knowledge of Accountancy and Finance, you can continue to the Level 3 Diploma which builds on the skills you’ve already developed from the previous courses.

T&C’s: Offer is only valid for enrolment between 1/01/2019 to 31/01/2019.

Student quote

“Since having started on the course I’ve got a part-time job as an Invoice Processor. My goal is to complete all my AAT levels and go on to do my CIMA to become a Chartered Accountant.” – Beth Motts Hammond

Who is it for

Adult learners seeking to enter the world of accounting, those with no previous experience or those already working in finance, returning to work after a break or wishing to change careers.


The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting offers a foundation in the core accounting knowledge and skills. 

This course is accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the leading body for the accounting sector in the UK. The qualification is also recognised internationally.

Course Syllabus

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting consists of 5 separate units:

  1. Processing Bookkeeping Transactions
  2. Control Accounts, Journals and Banking System
  3. Basic Costing
  4. Computerised Accounting
  5. Work Effectively in Accounting and Finance.

Why study with AVADO:

  • Study for as little as £57.21 per month, interest free*
  • Industry expert Tutors available via phone, email and online
  • Learn as a group and interact in live online classes
  • Award winning Virtual Learning Campus - for mobile, tablet and desktop
  • Winner of 'Distance Learning Provider of the Year', AAT awards 2018
  • Free Premium access to our Career Guidance Hub
  • Flexible payment options to spread the cost**

**Book your AAT Accounting or Bookkeeping Qualification and spread the cost over 12 monthly payments, interest-free. 18 and 24 month interest-free terms are also available on some qualifications. Representative example for AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting: Loan £875.50 over 12 months with 12 monthly payments of £72.96. The total amount repayable will be £945 which includes a deposit of £69.50. Click here for more representative examples and for full terms and conditions.


Whilst there are no formal entry requirements, to enrol on our Level 2 Certificate in Accounting course (Foundation), we recommend that you have a basic GCSE qualification in English and Mathematics or a keen interest in Accounting. If English isn't your first language an IELTS 5.5 is required.

Career Path

Upon completion of the course will have accumulated the knowledge and skills to qualify you for roles such as:

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Bookkeeper or
  • Trainee Accounts Technician.

But your career opportunities don’t need to end here – progressing to the Level 3 Advanced Diploma really extends your job prospects and earning potential.

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