AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting - Evening

Course code: BPWN000P

Subject area: Accounting and Finance

Study level: Professional

Course level: 2

Course details

5:15pm - 9:00pm


11th Sept 2023 - 8th Jul 2024

Witney Campus

Contact details


01993 703 464

Do you want to develop your accounting and finance skills while gaining industry-grade knowledge alongside a highly appraised and devoted team led by award-winning tutors? (AAT Large Training Provider of the Year 2020 and AAT Tutor of the Year 2019)

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is designed for anyone wishing to study accountancy and finance alongside a range of complementary business and personal skills to gain knowledge, practical experience and certification.

The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is to offer the foundation of accounting knowledge needed to progress to employment or further study in accountancy and finance, alongside business and personal 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. Our AAT courses run in several different formats to meet the needs of our learners. This option is a late afternoon/evening course running on-site at our Witney campus; however, other formats are available on our website. During this time, you will be taught using a range of engaging teaching and learning techniques. In addition, students will have one-to-one tutorials with their tutor approximately 3 times per course. Students can expect to spend a further 4-6 hours of independent study per week outside of college in order to complete the requirements of the programme.

All of the units within the qualification are mandatory. Four units are assessed individually in end-of-unit assessments, but this qualification also includes a synoptic assessment, sat towards the end of the qualification, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification:

These are the typical units you will study over the duration of the course:

• Introduction to Bookkeeping
• Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
• Principles of Costing
• The Business Environment.
This qualification offers a natural route of academic progression into the AAT Level 3 Diploma in accounting which is available at Abingdon and Witney College upon completion of the Level 2. The accountancy and business skills developed by studying this qualification will enable a student to seek employment with confidence and/or to progress to the next level of learning.

A student completing this qualification will develop skills in double-entry bookkeeping and will understand how to use journals, control accounts and a trial balance. Students will also gain an understanding of accounting using data analysis software, how to process financial information in accordance with company procedures and schedules, and how to provide information to colleagues, suppliers and/or customers as required.

Skills developed through this qualification could lead to employment as:
• an Accounts Administrator
• an Accounts Assistant
• an Accounts Payable Clerk
• a Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
• a Trainee Accounting Technician
• a Trainee Finance Assistant.
Students will need a willingness to study accounting and finance in relation to workplace activities. Previous knowledge of accounting would be an advantage, but it is not essential.

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting. However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths.
Home/EU Tuition fee TBA. Please see college website for up-to-date information on fees www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk International Tuition fees are considerably more.Extra Costs:Textbooks are required to support students’ study within each unit. The total cost is approximately £105 which is paid directly to the supplier by the student. Information on this is given at the time of enrolment.AAT registration is required to be paid after enrolment to enable students to sit the examinations and access AAT resources. This is a one off fee for access to the qualification for its lifetime, typically four to five years priced at £172The exam fees for a first sitting are included in the tuition fee. However, resits will incur an additional cost.(All prices are correct at the time of printing).There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216212 for more information.The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Financial Support page - search """"Fees and Financial Support"""" at the top of the page.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £632.50
Exam Fee: £200.00
Books: £110.00

Total Cost: £942.50

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £110.00

Total Cost: £110.00

AAT Q2022: Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.
Students must successfully achieve the three mandatory unit assessments and one synoptic assessment to achieve this qualification. The proportion of this qualification assessed by externally marked assessment is 100%.
All assessments in this qualification are computer-based.
A student completing this qualification will develop accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing, as well as an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers. Students will learn to use accounting software and develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively to the workplace. Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and an understanding of the business environment, all of which are included in the qualification.