AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (part time) – March 2025

Funding information: Free Adult funding available dependant on learner circumstances otherwise course costs apply.
Duration: 35 Weeks - one full day a week or two evenings
Attendance: Part-time Day

Course Overview

This is the introductory level of the AAT Accounting Qualification. It covers a range of basic accounting practices and techniques, from costing and double-entry bookkeeping to digital accounting systems.

It is suitable for those who are new to accounting and finance, unqualified accounting staff who want to enhance their foundation knowledge and skills, employers looking to upskill their staff and people looking to change their careers. It is a course that really suits adults who would like to return to learning and develop their working skills.

It can lead to a job in finance: accounts administrator, payroll administrator or accounts assistant.

To apply students need to apply online and then come in for an information session. AAT is also available as an Apprenticeship route – view the available AAT apprenticeship standards here

Apprentices study in class with fee paying students and take all the same exams. They work for an employer on the other 4 days a week.

This course runs Monday 9am-4.30pm (For April Starts), and Thursday 9am-4.30pm (For September Starts) for those wanting daytime study or Mon/Thursday 6pm-9pm for those who prefer evening classes (September starts only).

Course Content

Modules include:

  • Introduction to bookkeeping
  • Principles of bookkeeping controls
  • Principles of costing
  • The business environment

Entry Requirements

GCSE A-C/9-4 in English and maths, however this may not be essential for students over 19 with some finance work experience.

Assessment Methods

  • Computer based assessments


Typical progression is onto the Level 3 AAT Diploma in Accounting.