Course overviewAAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping City of Bristol College
This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) certificate course is an entry-level bookkeeping qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to bookkeeping principles and skills.
This course will be delivered in College weekly over 35 weeks. You may be eligible for help with your course fees.
On successful completion of this course, you may be eligible for a fully-funded Level 3 course.
Who is this course for?
This course is an excellent starting point for you if you are looking at changing or starting a new career. The AAT qualification gives you practical, internationally-recognised bookkeeping and finance skills.
This course is for adults aged 19+.and apprentices 16-18 years.
What you'll learn
This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in bookkeeping, covering areas such as double-entry bookkeeping. On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping.
This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in bookkeeping or those looking to pursue bookkeeping as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.
You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context. Topics include: Introduction to bookkeeping including double-entry bookkeeping as well as how to set up bookkeeping systems Principles of Bookkeeping Controls including control accounts, reconciliations and journals
Course entry requirements
4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including Maths and/or English or a Level 1 Diploma in a relevant subject plus GCSEs in Maths and/or English, or a Functional Skills qualification in Maths and/or English.
We will invite you to a Course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
You will provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.
Some Level 2 Technical qualifications may require a slightly higher entry requirement based on the specific content of the course. This may include having English or Maths at a Grade 4
We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure that you can flourish.
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How is the course delivered and assessed?
Classroom-based learning – Lessons are delivered weekly by an experienced AAT tutor.
Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group. Your tutor will provide regular guidance and feedback to ensure that you are assessment-ready for online computer- based exams.
Future career and study opportunities
This qualification can lead to jobs including trainee bookkeeper, accounts administrator, finance assistant, or clerical assistant.
Students can also progress to the L3 Certificate in Bookkeeping.
You will need to pay an AAT qualification fee of £65. If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.
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