What is the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting?

This is a very popular entry-level qualification.

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

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

What does the syllabus cover?

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
  • Principles of Costing
  • The Business Environment

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 and online study 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 online.

What support do I get?

When you enrol with Training Link you’ll have access to tutor support that is the best of its kind. That’s why our AAT level 2 pass rate is 93.2%. 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 ten 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

Bieke studied AAT level 2 online with Training Link

Bieke wanted the flexibility of studying AAT online. She enrolled on our AAT level 2, 3, 4 complete package and here’s what she thinks of her experience so far.