AAT Accounting Level 2 Foundation Certificate

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Course code



Broughton Road,
Banbury, OX16 9QA

Start date





Sep 2020

- Fees subject to change
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Please note: Tuition fees for this course are currently under review and will be made available from May 2020. Funding may be available for these courses. Please apply now and we will inform you when we have a fee.

The AAT Accounting Qualification will start you on the path to a successful accounting and finance career.

Our training will give you the practical skills and financial expertise to follow a rewarding career in professional accountancy.

You will enrol on an AAT course through us and will then you need to register with AAT as a student member.

What I'll learn

Depending on the level you study you will be learning in a classroom environment over one or two evenings a week. You are also expected to practice your learned skills at home or in your place of work. 

There are three levels to the AAT Accounting Qualification. You will spend about a year on each level, so if you start at Level 2, it will take you three years to become fully qualified. If you have previous experience, you could have certain exemptions, and qualify in two years or less.

You should spend three hours a week studying outside of class, for each learning and assessment area. Your study time will need to increase before assessments when you’re revising. Don’t forget to use all the study and membership support that is also offered by AAT as well as from the course tutors.


How I'll learn

You will have to have a thirst for learning and be prepared to work outside your guided lessons. As part of the course you are expected to keep yourself up to date with the latest development in the subject area. 

Whole class and group work activities will take place but the majority of your learning will be ‘standalone’.


How I'll be assessed

Final assessment is by examination only. There is no course work to complete but you will be assessed in class periodically to establish understanding and learning.


Entry Requirements

You will need:
• an aspiration to achieve
• confidence with numbers
• the ability to complete assessments and written projects in English

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview before being accepted onto the course.


How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.