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Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping

The Skills Network
Course summary
16 weeks
420 GBP
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The Skills Network

Course description

Looking for a beginners course in bookkeeping?

Our AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping will prepare you for junior and entry level roles in the accounting industry and will provide you with a solid knowledge of bookkeeping duties and the associated skills. You will learn about crucial financial transactions within a bookkeeping system such as recording financial transactions using double entry bookkeeping and journal adjustments.

With a current pass rate of 93% coupled with our award-winning online learning platform and outstanding learner support from qualified Tutors and dedicated Advisors, there is no better learning provider to study an AAT course with.

To further develop your skills, you can go on to study the Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping course or complete the full AAT accounting qualification.

Introduction to AAT

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is the world’s leading professional body for accounting with over 130,000 members worldwide. Their qualifications are developed in consultation with employers and will equip you with the key financial skills modern businesses are currently looking for, plus they are the perfect starting point for a successful, rewarding career in accounting and finance.

Taking an internationally recognised online AAT distance learning course with us could help you earn up to 58% more than those without the qualification, and all of our qualifications are mapped to the AQ2016 specification ensuring you are fully up to speed with all the key and current accounting principles. Coupled with The Skills Network’s award-winning online learning resources and outstanding learner support, your career in accounting starts here!

Why choose The Skills Network?

  • 0% interest flexible payment plans
  • Study online from anywhere, at any time
  • Save money with AAT course bundles
  • Rated 4/5 on TrustPilot
  • Your own designated Learner Support Advisor
  • Tutor support via phone & email
  • Become a chartered & certified accountant
  • Boost your earning potential
  • All-inclusive (includes exam fees, AAT membership & registration, free extras & more)


* One exam entry fee per unit is included in the cost of this course. Any resits will be charged separately.

** Please note that AAT membership will be for one year only.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This internationally recognised qualification is ideal for anyone looking to begin a career in finance or anyone who would like to gain the skills and knowledge needed to deal with their own business or personal bookkeeping.

Unlike some qualifications, there are no entry requirements for AAT, and you do not need to be working in an accounting role.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Qualification gained: AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping

Training Course Content

Unit 1: Bookkeeping Transactions

This unit introduces you to the double-entry bookkeeping system and the associated documents and processes. You will gain an understanding of financial transactions within a bookkeeping system as well as the processing of customer transactions, supplier transactions and receipts and payments. You will also gain an understanding of processing transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance.

On completion of this unit, you will sit a computer-based test* at a local centre of your choice. 

Unit 2: Bookkeeping Controls

This unit will allow you to understand payment methods, controls in a bookkeeping system and control accounts. This unit will also provide you with an understanding of using the journal and how to reconcile a bank statement with the cash book.

On completion of this unit, you will sit a computer-based test* at a local centre of your choice.

Why choose The Skills Network

Extensive range of online courses

Over 30,000 learners gaining accredited qualifications each year

Award-winning learning solutions


This course is available to purchase via 0% interest flexible payment plans tailored to suit you. 


All inclusive, no hidden costs - resources, support, certificates, exam fees and booking service, AAT membership and registration, and more included!


Basic Payment plan

Direct debit plans

Deposit: £42
Monthly payments: £54
Payment duration: 7 months



Continuing Studies

Once you have completed this course, you could progress on to the following:

  • AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

About provider

The Skills Network

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The Skills Network

Abbey Court, 06 – 16 Benedict Drive
YO8 8RY Selby, North Yorkshire

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Average rating 5

Based on 1 reviews

I’d have to give it 5 stars! Without studying AAT, it would be harder to understand what I’m doing in my job role – work and study both go hand in hand. In practice, it’s beneficial to be studying AAT whilst working, as it means that you’re constantly using what you’ve learnt with AAT and putting it all to use makes it easier to understand it all!
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