Taught course

AAT Foundation Certificate (Level 2)

Kaplan Financial

Entry requirements

You don’t need any prior experience working in accounts to study AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting. There are no entry requirements, but you do need good maths, IT and English skills, and a willingness to learn. We recommend that you take the AAT Qualification Navigator to find out which level you can start at.

If you’ve completed the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping Short Qualification, you will be exempt from completing the first two units of this level (Introduction to Bookkeeping and Principles of Bookkeeping Controls).

If you have achieved a university degree in accountancy or related, we recommend that you move straight onto ACA, ACCA or CIMA.

Months of entry

January, July

Course content

If you’re new to accountancy and finance, looking to change your career into accountancy or have previously worked in an accounts department this level is ideal for you.

To pass Level 2, you'll be examined on four units (also known as subjects), of which one includes the synoptic assessment. This tests the knowledge you have gained throughout the level, covering all the units. All assessments are computer-based exams (CBE).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • AAT
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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