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AAT Bookkeeping Course (Level 2)

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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 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 a your own pace.

With 24/7 access to our virtual learning environment BabingtonOnline, you’ll benefit from interactive resources that guide you through your course, as well as frequent contact with your tutor.

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

AAT Level 2 Bookkeeping

Distance Learning

Want more control over your studies? Here’s what you’ll receive with our AAT level 2 bookkeeping distance learning option:

  • 24/7 access to BabingtonOnline (VLE)
  • Regular contact with your tutor
  • Personal study plan
  • Self grading activities

  • Video lectures
  • Exclusive forums
  • Downloadable revision materials
  • Practice & mock exams
  • Text books (incl. P&P)

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AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2) course details

Study Options

  • Attend a class
  • Learn at your own pace with distance learning (virtual learning environment and tutor support)

Assessment Type

  •  Computer-based exams (instant grades)

Course Length

  • Classroom: Typically 8 hours a week for 12 weeks*
  • Distance: 6 to 12 weeks (at your own pace)


No formal qualification are required at this level but you should be numerate and enthusiastic.

You will learn

  • Processing Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls

You will be able to

  • 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

*Please contact an advisor to discuss availability of classroom courses in your area.



Distance Learning


Progression after the AAT Bookkeeping Course

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

What sort of job could I expect after achieving the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping?

A common question is “what jobs will I be qualified to perform after completing the AAT bookkeeping qualification”? The list is long and the options varied, but they include the following:

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk

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