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The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping covers key topics in depth, ensuring students have the solid bookkeeping skills necessary for most finance roles. Students will develop practical accountancy skills in the double-entry bookkeeping system and in using associated documents and processes, as well as dealing with VAT and trial balances while developing their understanding of the relationship between various accounting records.

This qualification comprises of two units – 115 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


You will be assessed via examination, for this course you will need to sit one exam. Exams are computer based, and have a duration of 1 hour 30 minutes. Exams are sat at an AAT exam centre or remotely. Find an exam centre near you.

Is this AAT course right for me?

The Level 2 AAT Certificate in Bookkeeping is perfect for those looking to move into a role in bookkeeping for the first time.  Skills developed in this qualification can lead to employment in roles such as:

  • Clerical Assistant
  • Trainee Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Finance Assistant
  • Accounts Administrator

If you’re taking that first step onto the accountancy career ladder, 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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