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Your AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping will include:

Blended Learning


  • On-demand digital content
  • Personalised learning
  • Online and in-person learner engagement


  • Bespoke learning materials
  • Purpose built learning platform
  • Computer-based exams with instant grades


  • Dedicated tutor throughout
  • Get support via telephone, email or online

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping

The AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping course gives you the skills needed to undertake fundamental bookkeeping tasks, as well as a prestigious qualification. A popular entry route into accounting, this AAT bookkeeping course is ideal if you’re new to finance. It’s also perfect if you’d like to brush up on existing foundation-level knowledge and skills.

Our AAT Level 2 bookkeeping distance learning package is a recognised bookkeeping qualification that fits around your lifestyle. If you have commitments such as family or a full-time job, this is a great way to become qualified in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace.

You can study this short course with no previous formal qualifications – all you need is enthusiasm and basic numeracy skills.

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Those looking for an entry-level route into bookkeeping

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Online learning

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Online: Flexible start

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Online: 6 – 12 months

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AAT Level 2 Bookkeeping qualification overview

  • What you will learn

    This level contains the following units:

    • Processing Transactions
    • Bookkeeping Controls

  • Key outcomes

    • Understand double-entry bookkeeping
    • Prepare and process invoices and credit notes
    • Balance a 3-column analysed cash book
    • Process ledger transactions and extract a trial balance

  • What's included

    • 24/7 access to BabingtonOnline (distance learning only)
    • Regular contact with your tutor
    • Personal study plan
    • Self-grading activities
    • Video lectures
    • Exclusive forums
    • Downloadable revision materials
    • Practice & mock exams
    • Textbooks (incl. P&P)

  • Assessment

    Proctored Exam – Computer-based Skills-based assessment
  • Prerequisites

    No formal qualification are required at this level
  • Progression

    The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping gives you the opportunity to move on to further studies with the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (with exemptions from certain modules).
  • Career path

    You will be eligible for the following roles after qualification: Bookkeeper, Payroll Administrator, Accounts Payable Clerk
    The AAT salary checker gives an average salary of £20,000 for bookkeepers who are solely employed
  • Payment

    AAT Level 2 bookkeeping distance learning £425 (inc VAT). For AAT membership and exam costs please speak to an adviser.
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