AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2

Course Codes

AAT010 / AAT030

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Are you thinking of becoming a bookkeeper? With this AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2 course, you can develop your bookkeeping skills and knowledge from home!

  • Gain all the essential skills to manage a business's books effectively.
  • Ideal for those hoping to start their own business, or work in a company's finance department.
  • AAT qualifications are recognised by all UK chartered and certified accountancy bodies and are widely sought after by employers.
  • Completion of the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping will enable you to gain credit towards the Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.
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Course overview

This AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2 qualification provides a thorough foundation in bookkeeping and basic accounting practices, including the double-entry bookkeeping system.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

As well as your AAT course materials and tutor support, you can choose to add on your assessments and include the examinations required to successfully complete your course and gain your AAT qualification.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by email or via post, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Study Hours

Approximately 85 hours.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of your exams, you will receive your AAT Foundation Certificate In Bookkeeping Level 2

Entry Requirements

You must be 16 years old in order to enrol onto this course, as well as have basic mathematical skills and IT literacy.


Four tutor marked assessments and two unit exams.

Course content

Extra info


This course is assessed by four tutor-marked assessments and two AAT computer-based external exams, which are completed online at an external test centre, and four tutor-marked assessments. This provides complete flexibility and the opportunity to progress more quickly if desired. Your tutor will help you to decide when you are ready to take these.

Booking your assessments

Exams can be included in the cost of this course. If you choose to add your assessments and book through us, they will take place at a centre in either Birmingham or Irthlingborough, near Northampton. When choosing to add your assessments to your booking, it is important to note that we are only able to book your assessments at the specified centres in either Birmingham or Irthlingborough, therefore, you must be prepared to travel to the centre to complete your assessment.

Alternatively, if you don’t add your assessments to your course, you will have to book and pay for these separately.


Course Duration

This course takes approximately 85 hours to complete. You will have a year from your enrolment date to complete your course, allowing you to work at your own pace.

Study Method

Once you enrol, you will receive all course materials by post and receive full tutor support for a year by email. Once registered with AAT you will also have online access to online resources and additional support materials, including sample assessments.


On successful completion of your AAT exams, you will receive an AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2 awarded by The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

Awarding body

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has been established for over 30 years and is a leading membership organisation for over 120,000 accounting professionals.


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