Course overview

AAT 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.

Dates and applications

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AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping College Green Centre
Course Code
12/09/2023 - 25/06/2024
35 weeks
Hours per week
Start Time
College Green Centre
This course costs £362. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LGP0376D01-1 12/09/2023 - 25/06/2024 35 weeks Tues 2.00 13:30 College Green Centre
This course costs £362. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.

Additional information

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

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, students will be required to demonstrate a good level of Maths and English skills.

Previous knowledge of bookkeeping or a Level 1 Bookkeeping qualification would be advantageous but not essential.

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.

Additional costs

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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