Course overview

Accounting Level 2 Certificate (Online and On Campus) City of Bristol College

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation course is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills.

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom. 

You may be eligible for help with your course fees.

On successful completion of this course, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Please see information on progression below.

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Dates and applications

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Accounting Level 2 Certificate (Online and On Campus) Blended (College Green/Online)
Bristol
Course Code
LTE1059C01-3
Dates
26/01/2023 - 25/01/2024
Duration
1 years
Days
Thurs
Hours per week
3.00
Start Time
17:30
Location
Blended (College Green/Online)
Fee
This course costs £985. 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.
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Accounting Level 2 Certificate (Online and On Campus) Blended (College Green/Online)
Bristol
Course Code
LTE1059C01-4
Dates
24/01/2023 - 23/01/2024
Duration
1 years
Days
Tues
Hours per week
3.80
Start Time
17:30
Location
Blended (College Green/Online)
Fee
This course costs £985. 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.
Enquire Apply
Accounting Level 2 Certificate (Online and On Campus) Blended (College Green/Online)
Bristol
Course Code
LTE1059C01-7
Dates
21/02/2023 - 23/01/2024
Duration
1 years
Days
Tues
Hours per week
3.20
Start Time
17:30
Location
Blended (College Green/Online)
Fee
This course costs £985. 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.
Enquire Apply
Accounting Level 2 Certificate (Online and On Campus) Blended (College Green/Online)
Bristol
Course Code
LTE1059C01-8
Dates
23/02/2023 - 25/01/2024
Duration
1 years
Days
Thurs
Hours per week
3.20
Start Time
17:30
Location
Blended (College Green/Online)
Fee
This course costs £985. 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.
Enquire Apply
Accounting Level 2 Certificate (Online and On Campus) Blended (College Green/Online)
Bristol
Course Code
LTE1059C01-9
Dates
27/04/2023 - 25/04/2024
Duration
1 years
Days
Thurs
Hours per week
1.80
Start Time
17:30
Location
Blended (College Green/Online)
Fee
This course costs £985. 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.
Enquire Apply
Accounting Level 2 Certificate (Online and On Campus) Blended (College Green/Online)
Bristol
Course Code
LTE1059C01-10
Dates
25/04/2023 - 23/04/2024
Duration
1 years
Days
Tues
Hours per week
1.80
Start Time
17:30
Location
Blended (College Green/Online)
Fee
This course costs £985. 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.
Enquire Apply
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LTE1059C01-3 26/01/2023 - 25/01/2024 1 years Thurs 3.00 17:30 Blended (College Green/Online)
This course costs £985. 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.
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LTE1059C01-4 24/01/2023 - 23/01/2024 1 years Tues 3.80 17:30 Blended (College Green/Online)
This course costs £985. 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.
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LTE1059C01-7 21/02/2023 - 23/01/2024 1 years Tues 3.20 17:30 Blended (College Green/Online)
This course costs £985. 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.
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LTE1059C01-8 23/02/2023 - 25/01/2024 1 years Thurs 3.20 17:30 Blended (College Green/Online)
This course costs £985. 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.
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LTE1059C01-9 27/04/2023 - 25/04/2024 1 years Thurs 1.80 17:30 Blended (College Green/Online)
This course costs £985. 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.
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LTE1059C01-10 25/04/2023 - 23/04/2024 1 years Tues 1.80 17:30 Blended (College Green/Online)
This course costs £985. 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.
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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 finance and accountancy skills.

This course is for adults aged 19+.

What you'll learn

This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration, covering areas such as double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing principles.

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those looking to pursue accountancy 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.

The Level 2 course covers a range of key areas, including:

  • Business Environment
  • 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
  • Principles of Costing

Course entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however students will need to demonstrate a good level of Maths and English. Previous knowledge of accounting or a Level 1 Bookkeeping qualification would be advantageous but not essential. 

How is the course delivered and assessed?

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model.

Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 4-5 hours studying independently online each week.

On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. 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.

This course is assessed through computer-based exams and a synoptic assessment, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.

Future career and study opportunities

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher levels of the AAT Accounting Qualification (Level 3 and then on to Level 4). Under the National Skills Fund initiative, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of your Level 3 study. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.

The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this qualification will qualify you for roles including Accounts Assistant, Finance Assistant, Credit Control Assistant or Purchase Ledger Clerk.

Additional costs

You will need to pay an annual AAT Membership fee of £172. Students registering for the first time will also pay a one-off administration fee of £50 in addition to this membership fee.

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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