Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) – Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping

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Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) – Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping

Who is this course for?

This Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 2 qualification will provide you with the skills and essential knowledge to manage books effectively. You will become confident with manual double entry bookkeeping, associated documents and processes up to Trial Balance standard.

AAT is the UK’s leading professional body offering skills-based accountancy and finance qualifications. Their qualifications are practical, internationally recognised and can open doors in any industry across the world.

AAT is open to everyone – you don’t need previous qualifications or experience, and you can work at a pace that fits in with your lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for your first job in accountancy, want to change careers, or simply want to enhance your existing accounting skills, AAT will give you the training you need.

AAT offers a range of benefits for students, including study support, topical news and updates, and exclusive discounts. AAT also offers an excellent route into chartered accountancy. If you choose to further your studies with one of the leading chartered professional bodies, such as ACCA, CIPFA or CIMA, your AAT qualification will give you generous exemptions. Your AAT qualification could also give you the opportunity to run your own accounting or bookkeeping practice.

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What are the entry requirements for the course?

Students can start with any qualification depending on existing skills and experience. For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and Maths.


How long is this course?

The programme is part-time, one Tuesday evening session per week for 13 weeks (6.00pm-8.30pm) delivered at Highlands Professional Studies Centre 

Next course starting in September 2024 – please email for full course dates


What will I study on this course?

This qualification comprises two mandatory units:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls

A student completing this qualification will develop practical accountancy skills in the double-entry bookkeeping system and in using associated documents and processes. Students will be able to check transactions for accuracy, make entries in appropriate books and ledgers, and calculate sales invoices and credit notes. They will also cover more complex level bookkeeping procedures, including dealing with VAT, reconciliation and trial balances, and will develop their understanding of the relationship between the various accounting records.


What Qualification will I gain?

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (Q2022)


How is the course assessed?

Students must successfully achieve the two mandatory unit computerised assessments to achieve this qualification. These are taken at the end of each unit.

Certificates will not be issued until the assessments have been successfully completed and it can take up to six weeks before certificates are issued.


What does this course lead on to?

A student completing this qualification will develop the underpinning skills required in all accountancy and finance roles.  This qualification can lead to further study in bookkeeping or accountancy or to employment.


How much will it cost?

Course fee: £605

NB: The course fee does not include a £66 registration fee paid directly by the learner to AAT prior to starting the course at Highlands


How can I find out more?

To find out more, please email


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