The Level 2 Bookkeeping Certificate (Association of Accounting Technicians) is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is progressing form Level 1 or who wants to learn the basics of double entry bookkeeping.
This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.
This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry level bookkeeping roles. It delivers a solid foundation in the principles of bookkeeping and controls - covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping, control accounts and reconciliations.
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who are looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.
Throughout the Level 2 Bookkeeping Certificate (Association of Accounting Technicians) you will cover a range of key areas, including
You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.
The entry qualifications for the Level 2 Accounting AAT Certificate are Grade 4 or equivalent in English and Maths.
Previous knowledge of accounting or a Level 1 Bookkeeping qualification would be advantageous but not essential.
The Level 2 Bookkeeping Certificate will take you one year to complete. You will attend College fortnightly, every other Monday at Horncastle 10am to 1pm.
We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model.
Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 4-5 hours studying independently online each week.
On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.
The Level 2 Bookkeeping AAT Certificate may be fully funded by the Adult Education Budget should you be eligible under the following criteria:
If you do not qualify for funding under the AEB budget this course will cost you £446.
You will also need to register with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) - which is currently £65 for the duration of this qualification.
This course is assessed through two computer-based exams .
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher levels of the AAT Accounting Qualifications (Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and then on to Level 4). Under the National Skills Fund initiative, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of your Level 3 study. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.
The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this qualification will qualify you for roles including Accounts Assistant, Finance Assistant, Credit Control Assistant or Purchase Ledger Clerk.
You can apply for this course by applying online, by filling out an application form from the College’s Course Guide, or you can contact the Information Officers on 01205 313218 who will send you an application form in the post.
For applicants outside of the UK, please visit the International Page International Learners