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Accountancy Professional Qualification

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2

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Whether you are beginning a new career or wanting to gain new skills, it can be difficult. This level 2 course allows learners to gain basic accounting skills, develop an understanding of accounting principles and tools and gain a recognised qualification, all at your own pace.

Our AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 course allows you to gain skills whilst increasing your confidence and learning at your own pace. This course will prepare you for a career within Accountancy as you gain the foundational skillset and knowledge needed. This course is the first step on the AAT qualification route.

Who is this programme for?

  • Individuals who are looking to enter the accountancy sector
  • Accountancy professionals who want to refresh their foundational skills
  • Organisations looking to upskill their employees' accountancy skills
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Entry level

Entry requirements

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Professional qualification

Type

Professional Qualification

Standard

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Level 2

Level

Level 2

12 months

Format/Modality

Virtual delivery

Duration

12 months

England

Geography

Nationwide

Cost

£599 (excl. exam costs and AAT membership)

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Programme outcomes

For employers

On completion of this course, organisations will have the confidence that their employees possess strong foundational accountancy skills. This course is ideal for employees at the beginning of their accountancy career, or those who need to refresh their knowledge on the basic principles and techniques.

For learners

By completing this qualification, individuals gain knowledge and confidence in areas such as: completing VAT returns accurately; preparing and extending a trial balance; and the principles of ethical working.

Roles that individuals would be eligible for after this course include: Accounts Administrator, Tax Assistant, and Trainee Accounts Technician.

Please use the link below to locate the centres which would be suitable for you to sit your assessments and the associated costs. Exams and AAT membership costs are not included in the price of this course, and you would pay the centre directly.

https://www.aat.org.uk/assessment/assessment-venue/search

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Learning journey overview

Your professional qualification with Babington will include:

  • Using Accounting Software
  • Elements of Costing
  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Working Effectively in Finance

  • Practical computer-based assessments
  • Please note that AAT membership and exam costs are not included within the price of the course

Key learnings

  • Prepare and extend a trial balance
  • Produce final accounts for sole traders and partnerships
  • Use information gathered from costing systems to assist decision making
  • Understand the principles of ethical working
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What our experts have to say

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I have a passion for helping and supporting anyone looking to learn new accounting skills. It is a privilege and pleasure to see a learner successfully achieve their qualification and progress in their career. In my 20 plus years in the education and training sector, I have had the privilege to help build individual learner’s confidence and self-belief, enabling them to aspire to make significant, positive life-style career changes and improve their quality of life. I love my job!

Teresa Haley

Accountancy Tutor

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Babington received a Customer Satisfaction rate of 83% for academic year 2020/21

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76% of AAT members are satisfied in with their current job

80%

80% of members who have completed an AAT Accounting qualification agree it has increased their earning potential

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  • On-demand digital content
  • Access to some of the UK's leading accountancy specialists
  • Flexible online start
  • Dedicated tutor throughout
  • Purpose built learning platform
  • Develop professional excellence and personal confidence and capability
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