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Bookkeeping Level 2

Course title: Bookkeeping Level 2 Course level: Level 2
Qualification: Foundation Certificate Awarding body: AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Part-time Course length: 23 weeks
Venue: Broad Oak Centre


The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping is the course to start or extend your accounting career by providing you with a professional accounting qualification.  You will study two mandatory accountancy modules which will increase your employability skills to support you with entering into the workplace.  If you are already working in an accounting role then this course will develop your skills further.

Modules and units

1) Processing bookkeeping transactions:

  • Preparing and processing customer and supplier invoices and credit notes
  • Totalling and balancing a 3-column analysed cash book
  • Totalling, balancing and reconciling petty cash records within an analysed petty cash book
  • Understanding discounts and settlement, trade and bulk discount differences
  • Understanding double-entry bookkeeping, integrating books of prime entry and describing coding system functions.

2) Processing ledger transactions and extracting a trial balance:

  • Control accounts, journals and the banking system
  • Maintaining and using control accounts and the journal
  • Reconciling a bank statement with the cash book
  • Understanding requirements of retention and storage relating to banking documents.
  • Understanding the banking process and main services of banks and building societies
  • Understanding the purpose and use of control accounts and journals.

The above units will be assessed using computer based test.

Entry requirements

An interview is required to determine the suitability of the course for you.  You will need to have a good level of numeracy and literacy skills in order to pass the course.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by computerised assessments.

Progression and employment

This qualification will help you to gain employment or progress further in an accounting role and progress onto higher level qualifications such as the AAT Level 3 and 4 in Accounting.  The completion of the Level 4 in Accounting enables you to study for the examinations of the major professional Chartered Accountancy Bodies.

How much will the course cost me?

Please contact us for costs of this course. The fee may be reduced or void depending on the individual’s circumstances.

The cost of the course includes, the college enrolment fee and exam fees.

If you have any queries please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01254 354354 or email


How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

If you have any queries please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01254 354354 or email

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