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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, with Eagle you’ll have the option to move onto the full AAT qualification when you finish at no extra cost.

The course is made up of two units: Introduction to Bookkeeping (ITBK) and Principles of Bookkeeping Controls (POBC).

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

About AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping

  • 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:

    Introduction to Bookkeeping (ITBK)
    • How to set up bookkeeping systems
    • How to process customer transactions
    • How to process supplier transactions
    • How to process receipts and payments
    • How to process transactions into the ledger accounts
    Principles of Bookkeeping Controls (POBC)
    • How to use control accounts
    • How to reconcile a bank statement with the cash book
    • How to use the journal
    • How to produce trial balances
  • How is this course assessed?

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

    Unit assessment

    A unit assessment only tests knowledge and skills taught in that unit. For Bookkeeping they are:

    • Available on demand
    • Scheduled by and sat at AAT approved assessment venues
    • Marked by the computer
    Getting your results

    Assessment results are available in your MyAAT account within 24 hours after you have sat your assessment.

    AAT approved venues

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

  • What’s included, and what support will I get?
    • Partnering with the best, you’ll always have access to market leading tutor led online learning modules and content developed by Kaplan and Osborne books. All day, every day for as long as you subscribe
    • Unlimited access to the AAT Level 2 content with the use of all other levels. Empowering you to progress when you’re ready at no extra cost
    • Instant access to our unique comprehensive Study Buddy learning guide
    • Access to Consolidation and Progress Tests and computer and self marked Mock Exams
    • You’re fully supported with access to expert tutors, seven days a week, responding via email within four working hours
    • You’ll 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
    • Your subscription includes all the online content you need to succeed, but if you want to supplement your learning with books, Eagle students get 50% off hard copy study materials

    For full details on Academic and Mentor support opening hours, please visit the contact us page


  • What could I do next?

    You could start work as an entry-level bookkeeper. Alternatively, if you want to continue studying, your Eagle subscription gives you unlimited access to all AAT levels, meaning you can continue your studies and move onto the AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping at no extra cost.

  • 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 one-off Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping Registration Fee: £65
    • AAT Assessment Fees: £70 to £80 per unit

    Please be aware that these are subject to change.

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