AAT Certificate in Accounting (Level 2 )

The AAT Foundation Certificate covers the basic principles of ledger accounting and methods of recording financial transactions, using both manual and computerised accounting systems and is suitable for people with little or no previous accounting qualifications or experience. 

Reference: 61020135A-211A (day) 61020135A-211B (eve)
Duration: 36 weeks
Course Dates: September 2022 - June 2023
Type: Part time (days and times to be confirmedq)
Tutor: Wendy Carr, Gail Jones & Kayleigh Gordon

All courses require viable student numbers to be able to start in September 2022

Course Content

The course consists of mandatory units in the following areas;

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
  • Principles of Costing
  • The Business Environment Synoptic Assessment

A flexible approach to learning

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver out AAT courses. The delivery model is called Online and On Campus. This model has been running successfully for a number of years.

Students will study online lessons, comprising video lectures and questions to check your learning. You will learn the main concepts online via Mindful Education virtual learning environment and then attend an on campus workshop (whether face to face or remotely). We will consolidate your learning and pick up on any areas that we feel need particular focus.

The workshops are run on fortnightly basis. The weeks you are not on campus are independent self-study as directed by Mindful Education and your course programme. Learners are required to attend all sessions.

Method of Assessment

The course is continually assessed through tutor set work using Mindful Education, additional activities and practice assessments with both units being assessed individually through the following online assessments;


Assessment duration

Marking Type

Covered by Synoptic Assessment

Introduction to Bookkeeping

1.5 hrs

Computer marked

Principles of Bookkeeping


1.5 hrs

Computer marked

Principles of Costing

 1.5 hrs

Computer marked 

The Business Environment


1.5 hrs

Computer and Human marked

Entry Requirements

No minimum entry requirements although GCSEs at grade A* - C in English and Maths are recommended (grade 4 or above – new GCSE grades)

What Can I Do Next?

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3


£976 – including access to Mindful Education and AAT assessment fees (1) but excluding resit fees

AAT Membership

Students will also need to apply for student membership with AAT to be able to complete the programme, the registration fee is currently £155 for new students (1). Please note that all funded learners with the exception of those on the Edge programme, will need to pay for their own AAT membership. Assessments can only be sat if you are a member of the AAT.

Other Details:

Students are expected to undertake regular home study on this course. Students are also responsible for the cost of any assessment resits that need to be taken.

Please note that we may not be able to offer you a place if your application is received after 31 August 2022 due to courses being fully subscribed.

(1) Information correct as at October 2021 and may be subject to change

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