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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: 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

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
  • Tutor-led, online learning modules powered by Kaplan
  • Access to Consolidation Test and Progress Test
  • Computer and self marked Mock Exams
  • 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 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:

    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, providing instant assessment results within 15 working days
    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 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 working 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 whenever 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 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 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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AAT Accounting qualifications

AAT Bookeeping qualifications

  • Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping

    This level is made up of two subjects: Introduction to Bookkeeping (ITBK) and Principles of Bookkeeping Controls (POBC). 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 Certificate in Bookkeeping

    This level is made up of two subjects: Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements (FAPS) and Tax processes for Businesses (TPFB). You’ll build on your Level 2 knowledge and learn about VAT legislation, preparing final accounts, and the regulations governing company accounts.