AAT is the UK's leading qualification and professional body for accounting and finance staff. The Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping is a short qualification that is suitable for those who work as a bookkeeper and wish to have a qualification to recognise those skills, or for those who wish to conduct bookkeeping services.
The first unit is about processing bookkeeping transactions, including understanding the double entry bookkeeping system. The second unit includes the use of control accounts and journals as well as looking at the banking system.
The qualification is assessed at the end of each unit by an AAT computer based exam.
You should have four GCSEs at grade A*-D, including English, but please speak to the course tutor for guidance.
After Your Course
AAT is an internationally recognised qualification which is sought after by employers. This qualification is ideally suited to give students the accounting tools and skills to work in a company as a bookkeeper or to provide bookkeeping services. Students may also choose to go on to complete the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.
Course fees are per year. There may also be additional costs associated with the course (please see the course overview).
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.
Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.
For further information please see www.gov.uk/student-finance
Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Contact Student Services for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01539 814700