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Do you want to become a bookkeeper and work in any business sector you like? No experience but eager to learn? Well then this is the qualification for you.

This qualification will give you the skills to become a bookkeeper, and you’ll gain an industry-recognised qualification. Plus, you’ll have the option to move onto the full AAT qualification when you finish. The course is made up of two units: Bookkeeping Transactions (BTRN) and Bookkeeping controls (BKCL).

Recommended study time: 6 to 8 hours per week
Estimated completion time: 3 to 5 months

Keep reading for more information about everything that’s included in the subscription, including details of the syllabus, how to book exams, and the support you get along the way.

What’s included

  • Unlimited access to the AAT content with the use of all other levels to study when you are ready
  • Instant access to our unique comprehensive Study Buddy learning guide
  • Online access to market-leading Osborne AAT tutorial and workbooks and online assessment builder
  • Tutor-led, online learning modules powered by Kaplan
  • Access to hundreds of practice questions
  • Computer and self marked practice assessments
  • You will have to register for the exams separately

Why choose an Eagle Distance Learning Course?

Are you comfortable studying independently in your own time? This distance learning course lets you set your own pace and work towards your preferred completion date in a way that suits your lifestyle. We’ll provide you with AAT approved study materials and you’ll get support from your personal Eagle mentor to guide you through the learning process.

  • Entry requirements

    You don’t need any previous accounting experience or qualifications to start studying AAT bookkeeping, just a willingness to learn. It’s ideal if you’re a school or university leaver, or thinking of changing career.

  • Syllabus

    By the end of the AAT Level 2 Bookkeeping course, you will be able to confidently process daily business transactions in a manual and computerised bookkeeping system. This course provides comprehensive coverage of the traditional double-entry bookkeeping system which underpins accounting processes world-wide.

    It usually takes 3-5 months to complete if you spend 6-8 hours a week studying.

    Topics covered:

    Bookkeeping Transactions
    • Double-entry bookkeeping skills
    • Using business documents
    • Applying discounts and VAT
    • Processing customer and supplier transactions
    • Processing receipts and payments
    • Using a cash book and petty cash book
    • Extracting a trial balance
    Bookkeeping Controls
    • Using controls in a bookkeeping system
    • Using and reconciling control accounts
    • Using the journal and suspense account
    • Correcting errors in the system
    • Reconciling the bank
  • How is this course assessed?

    The course is assessed by two exams – one for each module.

    Unit assessment

    A unit assessment only tests knowledge and skills taught in that unit. At Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping they are:

    • Available on demand, mostly all year round
    • Scheduled by and sat at AAT approved assessment venues
    • Mostly marked by the computer providing assessment results within 24 hours
    • Marked by AAT assessors where indicated*
    Getting your results

    Assessment results are available in your MYAAT account within 24 hours for computer marked assessments. For those assessments marked by AAT assessors, you can expect to receive your results at a later date (timescales may vary and will be published on the AAT website).

    AAT approved venues

    You can search for your nearest venue via the AAT websitelaunch.

  • What support will I get?
    • We’re always on hand when you need us
    • You’re fully supported with access to expert tutors, 7 days a week responding via email within 4 hours, during opening hours
    • You’ll also be assigned a mentor to help and guide you through the order of subjects to study in and check that the level you’re starting at is right for you. You can also contact them wherever you need to throughout your course and get a response within 24 hours Monday to Friday
    • For full details on Academic and Mentor support opening hours, please visit the contact us page.

    Partnering with the best, you’ll always have access to market leading AAT online content powered by Kaplan and online materials from Osborne books. All day, every day for as long as you subscribe.

  • What could I do next?

    You could start work as an entry-level bookkeeper or continue on with AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping.

  • Additional costs

    If you would like to, you can become a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) launch. Fees associated with admission and exam fees are in addition to the cost of the course. Admission and membership fees are payable directly to AAT. Exam fees are paid to the exam centre.

    • AAT Admission Fee and AAT Annual Student Membership Fee (UK): £147
    • AAT Assessment Fees: £70 to £80 per unit (2 modules)

    Please be aware that these are subject to change.

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AAT Accounting qualifications

  • Level 2 Foundation Certificate

    This is the entry point for most people who are at the beginning of their accountancy journey.

  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma

    You can start at this level if you’ve completed the Level 2 Foundation Certificate. You may also be eligible if you’ve worked in accounting or bookkeeping role.

  • Level 4 Professional Diploma

    You’ll need to complete the Level 3 Advanced Diploma before starting this level. You may be exempt from some units if you’ve studied a finance or accounting degree.

AAT Bookeeping qualifications

  • Level 2 Foundation Certificate

    This level is made up of two subjects: Bookkeeping Transactions, and Bookkeeping Controls. You’ll learn about double-entry bookkeeping systems and the associated documents and processes, as well as more complex procedures and payment methods.

  • Level 3 Advanced Certificate

    This level is made up of three subjects: Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation, and Indirect Tax. You’ll build on the Foundation level and learn about VAT legislation, preparing final accounts, and the regulations governing company accounts.