What is the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting?

This level 2 course is a very popular entry-level qualification from AAT.

Founded in 1980, the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) are responsible for awarding 80% of all vocational accounting qualifications. They have over 140,000 members in 100 countries.

Kick-start your accounting career with an AAT level 2 course

On this five unit course you’ll learn the basics of accountancy and it will prepare you for a junior accounting role.

What does the syllabus cover?

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Working Effectively In Finance
  • Foundation Certificate Synoptic Assessment

How long does the course take?

The AAT advise it could take around a year to complete but it depends on your chosen study method. By enrolling with Training Link you’ll be studying by distance learning with online tutor support.

Ofqual suggest the Total Qualification Time is around 340 hours. But thanks to our time-saving utilities your active study time should be around 170-190 hours.

The benefit of distance learning means you have the flexibility to fit your studies around your lifestyle. So if you’re used to having to balance work and family life, you’ll benefit from choosing to study your AAT level 2 course online.

What support do I get?

When you enrol with Training Link you’ll have access to tutor support that is the best of it’s kind. That’s why our AAT pass rate is 95.6%. And it’s why we’ve won 20 awards including ‘Best New AAT Training Provider‘ in 2018, ‘Online College Of The Year’ by PQ Magazine, and ‘ICB Large Training Provider Of The Year’ for the last eight years in a row.

What does it qualify me to do?

If you successfully gain the qualification you could look for employment as an:

  • Accounts administrator
  • Accounts assistant
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Purchase/sales ledger clerk
  • Trainee accounting technician
  • Trainee finance assistant

Further information is available on the AAT website

What Wayne thinks of his AAT level 2 experience with Training Link

Wayne Turley wanted to study AAT. Distance learning was the best option for him as he could balance his studies around his shifts at work.

Here’s what he thinks of his experience so far of studying with Training Link.