AAT courses & qualifications

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

(With distance learning option)

Get started today

Click submit once and you'll receive a confirmation email shortly

or give us a call on 01332 613 688

Home > CoursesAccounting Courses > AAT > Foundation

The AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting is the introductory level on the AAT qualification route. If you are new to finance or want to brush up on your foundation knowledge and skills, this would be the ideal level for you to start.

Studying the AAT Level 2 Foundation course will equip you with a range of basic accounting principles and techniques, from costings and double entry bookkeeping to computerised accounting.

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate

Distance Learning

Want more control over your studies? Here’s what you’ll receive with our AAT level 2 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
  • Access to Sage 50 Accounts software
  • Text books (incl. P&P)

Want to find out more or get started?

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate 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 months*
  • Distance: 3 to maximum of 12 months


No formal qualifications are required at this level, but you should have basic numeracy skills.

You will learn

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Elements of Costing
  • Work Effectively in Finance
  • Foundation Synoptic

You will be able to

  • Complete basic double entry bookkeeping
  • Complete accounts to trial balance stage
  • Process customer and supplier information on a computerised package
  • Use basic costing principles
  • Understand how an accounts department works within an organisation

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

Day class


Distance Learning


Evening class


Progression after AAT Level 2 Foundation

An AAT Level 2 Foundation qualification gives you the opportunity to move on to study the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting course. A common question is “what jobs will I be qualified to perform after completing the AAT Level 2 Foundation qualification”? The list is long and the options varied but include the following:

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Bookkeeper
  • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Trainee Accounts Technician
What will my potential salary range be after completing the AAT Level 2 Foundation qualification?

According to AAT’s Salary Survey, you will earn somewhere in between £9,000 and £24,000 upon completion of your AAT Level 2 Foundation studies. Of course, this covers a wide-range of salaries, and other things such as your experience and location will have a strong influence on your potential earnings with the AAT Level 2 Foundation qualification.

Get started with your AAT course today!

Enter your details and we’ll get in touch, or give us a call on
01332 613 688

Click submit once and you'll receive a confirmation email shortly