Business and Professional


Course Title: Foundation Certificate in Accounting – Level 2
Course Code: IT630

Department: Business and Professional
Course Type: Part Time

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the UK's leading qualification and membership body for accounting staff and provides theonly fast track non-graduate route into chartered accountancy
The qualification is often listed as a requirement in job advertisements.

The foundation certificate is where you'll develop your skills in finance administration: double-entry bookkeeping, purchase, sales and general ledgers, basic costing and using accounting software.



Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2

Course Content

You will gain skills in the following areas:

Processing payments and receipts
Preparing invoices
Completing bank reconciliations
Using accounting software
Effective business communications skills including letters, memos and informal reports.

There will be a computer based exam at the end of each unit, with a final exam covering all units at the end of the course. Your qualification will be graded ( Pass, Merit, Distinction).

Please note that all AAT exams will be scheduled during the daytime and not the evening and there will be a limit to the number of exam retakes you can do.

Candidates will also be expected to undertake additional study outside class times.

Course fees comprise tuition fees and computer based assessment fees (registration/exam) for each of the units, payable to the college. AAT membership fees are payable directly to AAT.

Text books, with a question banks are available for purchase at a discount through the college.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for the study of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting. However, for the best chance of success, it is recommended that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths.

Next Steps

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting -Level 4

Career Opportunities

Accounts Administrator, Accounts Assistant, Accounts Payable Clerk, Bookkeeper, Payroll Administrator, Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk, Tax Assistant/Trainee, Trainee Accounts Technician.