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The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting provides grounding in the core accounting topics needed to develop the knowledge and skills required to progress into an accounting related role. This course also develops transferable business and personal skills, alongside core accountancy skills.

This qualification comprises of four units – 225 Total guided learning hours (GLH):

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand how to set up bookkeeping systems
  2. Process customer transactions
  3. Process supplier transactions
  4. Process receipts and payments
  5. Process transactions into the ledger accounts

Learning outcomes:

  1. Use control accounts
  2. Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book
  3. Use the journal
  4. Produce trial balances

Learning outcomes:

  1. Understand the cost recording system within an organisation
  2. Use cost recording techniques
  3. Provide information on actual and budgeted costs and income
  4. Use tools and techniques to support cost calculations

Learning outcomes:

  1. Understand the principles of contract law
  2. Understand the external business environment
  3. Understand key principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR), ethics and sustainability
  4. Understand the impact of setting up different types of business entity
  5. Understand the finance function within an organisation
  6. Produce work in appropriate formats and communicate effectively
  7. Understand the importance of information to business operations

We have partnered with the leading institutes to ensure we can support individuals working at every level of the career ladder to achieve their professional development aims. This means that we have progression routes available for all of our students. Why not talk to one of our expert course advisors to discuss the best route of progression for you?


You will be assessed via examination, for this course you will need to sit four exams. The exams for Introduction to Bookkeeping, Principles of Bookkeeping Controls and Principles of Costing have a duration of 1 hour 30 minutes each. The Business Environment Synoptic Assessment has an exam duration of 2 hours. Exams are computer based, and can be sat remotely or at an AAT exam centre. Find an exam centre near you.

Is this AAT course suitable for me?

The Level 2 AAT Certificate in Accounting is perfect for those looking to move into an accountancy role for the first time. You do not need prior experience or qualifications to complete this course. Skills development through this qualification can lead to employment in roles such as:

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Trainee Accounting Technician
  • Trainee Finance Assistant

If you’re taking your first steps in accountancy, an online AAT course is the best route to give you that professional advantage. AAT courses are recognised by employers worldwide as practical and technical qualifications that prepare students for roles specifically in finance.

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  • Unrivalled support package

  • Fully flexible study options

  • First class study materials and resources

  • Structured, Constructive Tutor feedback

  • Fully Accredited Professional Qualifications

Frequently Asked Questions

When you have completed your enrolment with assistance from a course advisor, you will receive your log-in details to the DLC Learning Hub. Here you will find all the resources, guidance, and tips you need to succeed with your studies. Your support advisor will contact you to introduce themselves before you get started.

We provide a number of payment options including payment in full, interest-free credit and a direct debit option. Speak with a member of the course advisory team to decide which payment option works best for you.

When you have enrolled onto your course you will be allocated your own support advisor and tutor, who you can contact as often as required throughout your studies. Your support advisor and tutor will be available to speak via telephone, zoom, email, or messenger on the DLC Learning Hub.

We provide training courses at many different levels to suit your professional development. When you have completed a particular level, you will automatically be able to progress to the next level. Speak with your support advisor about your progression options.

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