AAT Level 2 Combined Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping – Complete Course **PLUS Sage 50 Pro**

AAT Subscription included with this Course!*

*Subscription only relates to the first two units of this package. Students will be required to re-register directly with the AAT for the “Using Accounting Software” unit.

This combined package includes the two units making up the:

  • Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Foundation Award in Computerised Accounts

**Plus Sage 50 Professional Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Training with Certificates worth £375**

*FREE Xero Course and Certification*

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Finance available – provided by divido

Deposit of £81.00 followed by:

  • 12 monthly payments (Interest Free) of £60.75
  • 24 monthly payments of £33.61 at 9.9% finance

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This combined AAT level 2 course consists of two courses for which there are three units. Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping consisting of two units plus the single unit covering the Foundation Award in Computerised Accounts.

Three levels of Sage 50 Professional training and Certificates worth £375 are also included in this course option.

If your intention is to apply for jobs or improve your CV then taking the three levels of Sage 50 Professional training at the same time will greatly improve your prospects. Sage 50 Professional is classed as the industry standard in the Bookkeeping and Accountancy profession and most jobs require the applicant to be proficient and have certificates to prove completion of training.


  • In-house mock exams and registration fees (if applicable) to the value of £49
  • Printed Workbooks containing lessons, examples, activities and assessments, plus Model Answers Workbooks all to the value of £555
  • All support and associated software to the value of £450
  • Training Link’s bespoke printed AND online materials
  • Online resources significantly reduce the amount of time taken to complete the course
  • Award winning Personal Tutor available via e-mail and telephone
  • Extensive Exam Preparation
  • Three additional levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced) of Sage 50 Professional training
  • Student Services Department operational 7 days a week
  • Course Administration Department
  • Training Link’s Student Street community is yours to engage in 24/7
  • Entitlement to apply for a TOTUM card

The three AAT units making up the Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping are:

Bookkeeping Transactions  (BTRN)

This unit introduces you to double entry bookkeeping, the different types of accounts and records a business keeps and how to enter transactions into the accounts.

Bookkeeping Controls (BKCL)

This unit follows on nicely from Bookkeeping Transactions. You will learn how to identify errors in the accounts and make corrections. You will also learn about the banking system and how to create a full set of accounts up to trial balance.

Using Accounting Software  (UACS)

For this unit you will be required to use your knowledge of bookkeeping and double entry to enter a company’s data into a computerised system.

With our combined AAT level 2 course you will receive individual workbooks containing comprehensive lessons, examples and practical activities along with Sage Business Cloud software for the duration of your studies.

For more details just click on the “Course Content” Tab


A good understanding of the English language is essential.


Approximately 120 to 140 hours for all of the AAT units (Ofqual suggest the Total Qualification Time equates to 160 hours.), plus 30 to 40 hours extra for the Sage units with our time saving utilities.

NB – Software not compatible with macs We suggest using Apple Bootcamp to install Windows

Training Link’s AAT home study courses are specially written and created by our in-house team of highly experienced subject specialists and tutors, and have been created specifically for home study. All printed material is yours to keep for future reference and at no extra cost.

Your personal tutor will be available to you via e-mail and telephone during normal working hours and often during evenings and weekends. Access to our Student Services department is available 7 days per week by e-mail

Online resources, assignments and tests are accessible 24/7 on any device with an internet connection. You will also have access to the learning content and lessons within your personal learning area. Instant marking of assignments enables you to progress quickly and smoothly with your tutor on hand to answer any questions and guide you through the learning process.

On completion of your assignments you will receive comprehensive exam preparation and practice ensuring you are confident and fully prepared for the exams.

Join in with hundreds of Training Link students and staff on our ‘Student Street’ community where you will find useful discussion, help and even a bit of humour along the way.

The subscription fees are as follows: –

  • Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (BTRN & BKCL) – £49.00 (included in your course fee)
  • Foundation Award in Accounting Software (UACS) – £49.00
  • Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 3) – £49.00


Q: What is the average completion time for these courses?

A: Much depends on how easily you adapt or if you have any previous knowledge or experience. Our statistics show that our students take anything from 2 months to 18 months to complete a Level 2 course.

Q: Do you provide the software for the Sage modules?

A: Yes. Sage 50 Professional software is very expensive at around £1200 so we provide you with a time limited version of the software for the duration of your studies.

Unit 1 – Bookkeeping Transactions

  • Bookkeeping and Business
  • Business Documents
  • Ledger Accounts
  • Petty Cash Accounts
  • The Trial Balance

Unit 2 – Bookkeeping Controls

  • The Banking System and Bank Reconciliation
  • Control Accounts
  • The Journal
  • Correction of Errors

Unit 3 – Computerised Accounting

  • Before you start
  • Installing the software
  • Sage and the chart of accounts
  • Business set up
  • New customers and suppliers
  • Invoicing and Discounts
  • Batch invoices and credits
  • Customer Receipts and Supplier Payments
  • Wages and Salaries
  • Useful reports
  • Cash Transactions
  • Recurring entries and bank reconciliation
  • Passwords to protect data
  • Health and Safety, the use of computers


The 3 units within Level 2 are assessed by means of Computer Based Assessments (CBA). These are to be completed at the approved AAT assessment centre of your choice (subject to availability).

Assessment fees are payable to the centre/venue and may incur an administration fee.

On completion of all 3 units you will be presented with your certificates from the AAT.

Assessment preparation

A series of online knowledge tests throughout the courses, End of course tests and Online exam simulation tests (Mock Assessments) are the perfect way to ensure you have the best possible chance of success. Our specialist department will provide you with feedback advice and support, plus any additional lessons and tests you may need prior to taking an assessment.

Arranging an assessment:

A major advantage with our home study courses is the flexibility for taking assessments. There are over 200 external assessment venues available in the UK. To find your nearest venue go to https://www.aat.org.uk/assessment/assessment-venue/search

Just enter your postcode and the distance in miles you are willing to travel and hit Submit. You will see the venues in order starting with the nearest to you.

So when the time comes to take an assessment you can choose from the list and contact them to arrange a suitable time and date.

Sage 50 Professional Assessment.

he Sage units will be assessed as a series of progressive units as the courses are completed. There are no extra exams required.

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You can maximise your chances of success by choosing Training Link. And that’s reflected by the number of awards we’ve won that recognise our exceptional standards of educational excellence and tutor support.

We have over 23 years of experience in offering training and provide a level of expertise that competitors can’t match. And when we recently introduced our AAT courses, we were very quickly recognised by AAT and won Best New Training Provider at the AAT Awards 2018.