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AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Online and On Campus)

Course information

  • Study mode: Part Time
  • Duration: AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Online and On Campus)
  • Student type: Adults
  • Course code: J0497/101

Course Description

  • Study mode: Part Time
  • Duration: AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Online and On Campus)
  • Student type: Adults
  • Course code: J0497/101

The Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is ideal for anyone wishing to study accountancy and finance alongside a range of complementary business and personal skills.

The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is to offer the foundation accounting knowledge to progress to employment or further study in accountancy and finance, alongside personal and business skills that are transferable to any sector and additional business knowledge relevant to accountancy.

The qualification offers a broader focus across several subject areas which enhances employability.

Students should choose the Level 2 Certificate in Accounting if they're interested in developing transferable business and personal skills alongside their core accountancy skills.

This qualification may also be valuable for those entering the workplace for the first time or for those changing careers who would like additional support in upskilling to enter, or re-enter, a business environment.

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom fornightly, on every other Thursday from 5pm until 8.30pm.

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible online and on campus model.

Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 4-5 hours studying independently online each week.

On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.

Course duration is 10 months.

Entry requirements

To study this course learners will need at least GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C) in English and maths, or Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths where GCSEs were not achieved.

Learners also need to carry out two short tests at course interview stage to demonstrate their skills and ability to study AAT Level 2.

You must be 18+ to study on our AAT courses.


This Level 2 course is part-funded, so the cost for students is reduced. Actual Cost is: £1265.00. All costs are subject to slight changes.

What next?

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher levels of the AAT Accounting Qualifications (Level 3 and then on to Level 4).

Under the Free Courses for Jobs initiative, you might be eligible for a fully-funded Level 3 course.

Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of your Level 3 study.

Please ask a member of college staff for more information.The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this qualification will qualify you for roles including: accounts assistant; finance assistant; credit control assistant; purchase ledger clerk.

Apply for this course

If you would like to apply online for this course, please click below and you’ll be taken to our application portal. If you need any guidance about your choices before applying, email or call 01946 839300.