AAT level 2 Certificate in Accounting | AQ22

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A. What is “AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting”?

AAT Level 2 is the first level of qualification for people with limited or no accounts knowledge.

This “Certificate in accounting” training equips you for an entry-level role in an Accounting or Finance department.

Moreover, this AAT course also lays the groundwork for a promising future in the accounting profession.

By the end of the course, you will have a greater understanding and skills of manual and computerised accounts. Also, you’ll have a solid understanding of how to use them in a ‘real business world’ setting.

B. Course Duration

The AAT accounting level 2 course takes around 6-12 months to complete for most students.

Dedicated Tutors

Osborne Training brings you the hand-picked AAT tutors. They are highly qualified industry experts and hold extensive knowledge of accountancy.

C. Study Options for AAT Level 2 Qualification Course

1. Classroom Based

We offer Evening, Weekend, and Daytime sessions for AAT courses in London and Watford.

What’s Included in the Classroom-Based Learning Package

2. AAT Online Live

Our state of the art Virtual Learning Campus (VLC) enables you to interactively attend AAT Level 2 accounting classes online for live learning.

What’s Included in the Online Live Package?

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3. AAT Distance Learning

Self-Study with Study Material and access to Online study Material through Virtual Learning Campus.

What’s Included in the Distance Learning Package?

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D. Syllabus Summary: AAT Level 2 Course Modules

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting  (AQ22) covers the following areas:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
  • Principles of Costing
  • The Business Environment (Synoptic Assessment)

[OPTIONAL]: AAT Accounting Fast Track

AAT Level 2 & 3 Fast Track option gives you the benefit of two bundled AAT Accounting qualification courses in one economical package. This package combines AAT Level 2 and AAT Level 3 courses.

With this option, you will be able to complete the accounting qualifications much faster than the normal duration.

E. AAT Level 2 Course Summary

  • Accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and recognised by Ofqual. This course is equivalent to QCF Level 2 (Level 5 in Scotland)
  • Four-course books, one for each unit and workbooks from Osborne Books
  • Three computer-based unit tests and one Synoptic Assessment taken at our Centre or an approved external examination centre.
  • Flexible payment options available.

What Can You Do After This Course?

The Level 2 AAT Accounting Certificate offers progression to the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

F. How This AAT Accounting Course Boosts Your Career?

A student completing Level 2 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 an understanding of accounting software and develop the professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace. Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and an understanding of the business environment, all of which are covered by this qualification.

Conclusively, you’ll be gaining an accounting qualification, which will prove crucial for your career.


You’ll be awarded “AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting” from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), once you pass all the exams and skill tests.

G. Why Osborne Training?

  • We are well-known for quality
  • Highly expert & experienced tutors
  • 24/7 Access to our State of the Art Virtual Learning Campus (VLC)
  • High-quality study materials
  • Flexible payment options are available.
  • Your CV will stand out from the crowd
  • IT Equipped classrooms for classroom-based courses
  • Expert Tutorial support from the tutor
  • Student Discount Card from NUS/Totum
  • Cheaper Exam Fees for Osborne Training Students
  • Access to Career Hub for 3 Months (Find More)
  • Complementary Excel and English for Business courses (Find More)

*Please note, NUS charges £24 for the issue of the card. It will allow you to get discounts in many places.

H. What Next After Completing AAT Level 2?

Once you’ve achieved the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, you’ll be able to progress towards AAT Level 3 and AAT Level 4 Qualifications. On completion of the AAT Qualification you will be able to:

  • Apply for AAT professional membership and use the letters “MAAT” after your name
  • Progress to chartered accountancy (gaining generous exemptions)
  • Become your own boss with our members in practice (MIP) scheme
  • Progress to university with AAT giving you 160 UCAS points
  • Work overseas with our internationally recognised qualification

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I. Requirements

To enrol on our AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting course, we recommend that you have a basic GCSE qualification in English and Mathematics and a keen interest in Accounting.

We also recommend that students take the AAT’s Skillcheck to measure their prior knowledge.

Additionally, you should have reasonable skills in English and IT to complete the course successfully.

You should be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement.

For AAT Distance Learning or AAT Online Live Courses

You must have access to a computer and the internet throughout your study period.

Furthermore, you should have basic computer skills in order to navigate our Virtual Learning Campus.

J. Course Fees For AAT Level 2

Course Mode of Study
Classroom Based Online Live Distance Learning
Regular Fee Discounted Fee Regular Fee Discounted Fee Regular Fee Discounted Fee
AAT Level 2 Accounting £1,995 £1,295 £1,795 £995 £895 £645

*Discounted Fees are available for Limited Period.

Payment Options

You may choose any of the following options to pay for your course

By Debit/Credit Card: You can pay in full on our website using the Enrol Online option. You may be eligible to claim a free Tablet PC (Eligibility Criteria Applies, Find More Here)

Flexible Payment Option: You may consider paying your fees over 6, 9, or 12 monthly instalments at 0% Interest through Student Loan. Initially, you pay 10% of the course fees and then the rest of the amount over the loan period as a monthly direct debit. Our payment plans are provided by Duology Finance, any credit agreement you enter into is subject to a credit check and will be governed by Duology/Omni Capital Retail Finance’s terms and conditions. (Find More Here)
Employer Funded: If your current employer is likely to fund the Course, please send us your employer details (Name, Address, email address, Telephone, and Contact Person) and we will send a Customised Course proposal to ensure a smooth enrolment experience. An invoice for the Employer can also be raised if required. (Find More Here)

Once payment is completed, please complete the enrolment form provided in the welcome/Course Enrolment Confirmation email.

Booking with Deposit

Fees are discounted for a Limited period, therefore early booking is always advisable, you can book your course by paying as little as £100 Deposit* specially if you are not ready to start your course now. Therefore, even when the course fee increases it does not affect you. When you book with a deposit, we can book your place for 6 months from the payment date. If you start the course within 6 months of the booking the deposit amount will be deducted from the total Course fees.

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*Please note, all deposit payments are non-refundable.

If you have further questions about the course please complete the “Get Course Information Kit” form to get the updated fee information.

On completion, you should receive an email with the updated course fee information & available Course start dates. One of our course advisors will also be in touch to check whether you require any further support.

Additional Fees:
AAT Registration Fees – Payable to AAT within 4 weeks of enrolment:
• Level 2 Certificate in Accounting – One-off registration fee – £172

AAT Fees are subject to change, please check on the AAT website for current fees, all fees are correct at the time of publication.

Exam Fees are not included in the course fee, please Click Here to find the current exam fees.

Additional 10% Discount Available for Individuals who are working or worked within the last two years, as a key worker in the following sector:

  • NHS
  • Health and Care
  • Supermarkets
  • Transport
  • Education
  • Security
  • Armed Forces


  1. Evidence of employment is required
  2. Course funding must be by the individual
  3. Discount is not available with any other offer

The AAT Level 2 course fee varies on the study method chosen. You can pay for the AAT accounting course fees in the following ways:

  • Self Funded
  • Private Education Loan
  • Employer Funded

Please call us to find out the course fees and eligibility on 0203 608 7179 or fill out the “Get Course Information Kit” form on this page. One of our AAT specialist course advisers will get back to you within 24 hours.

In addition to the tuition fee, students will need to register with AAT and pay registration, exams and skill test fees. For more details please visit the AAT website.

Please note, for AAT Distance Learning or Online Live courses, if books have to be delivered overseas, then the students have to pay the Customs Excise and Duty to the relevant authority in addition to the Overseas delivery charge.
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Q: What is AAT Level 2 Equivalent to?
A: AAT level 2 certificate in accounting Qualification is equivalent to GCSE, this qualification is linked to the current Accountancy National Occupational Standards.

Q: What are the study methods available?
A: At Osborne Training, students can choose classroom-based learning or Distance Learning or Online Learning to suit their needs.

Q: What is the requirement to start AAT Level 2 Course?
A: AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting. However, a good standard of English and maths is recommended.

Q: Can I enrol any time of the year for this course?
A: For Distance Learning and Online Live courses, you can join any time. For classroom-based courses, we offer various starting times throughout the year, please get in touch to find more on upcoming dates.

Q: How many exams do you need to pass to complete this qualification?
A: There are 3 unit exams and one synoptic exam students need to pass to complete AAT Level 2 qualification successfully.

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