Studying with Eagle

Do you want to gain a solid understanding of accounting? Would you like to learn and develop the key skills required of accountants around the world?

This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry-level accounting roles. It will give you a solid foundation in finance administration and covers areas such as double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing principles, as well as how to use accounting software. You will learn finance, accountancy, business and vital communications skills.

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 Level 2 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
  • AAT registration, student membership and exam fees not included

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 qualifications or accountancy experience to begin studying AAT Level 2. Anyone, from school leavers to career changers, can start the qualification. However, you must have a good standard of English literacy and basic maths skills. We also recommend that you register with AAT within 4 weeks of registering with us so you can receive your AAT student number, which enables you to enter for assessments. If you have any criminal convictions you will need to discuss this with AAT before purchasing a course.

  • AAT Level 2 Syllabus

    By the end of the AAT Level 2 course in accounting, 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.

    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
    Elements of Costing
    • Understanding a costing system
    • Using cost recording techniques
    • Comparing budgeted and actual costs
    Work Effectively in Finance
    • Using personal skills to work effectively in finance
    Using Accounting Software
    • Record bookkeeping transactions using a Sage computerised accounting package*

    * An additional £30 will need to be paid to access Sage Accounting software. Failure to pay will result in your Moodle account being frozen.

    AAT Foundation Bookkeeping Certificate and Award

    The manual bookkeeping modules – Bookkeeping Controls and Bookkeeping Transactions – are the required modules for achieving the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping.

    We would recommend doing these as part of your AAT Level 2 qualification, however these modules can be studied by themselves.

  • How is this course assessed?

    The course is assessed by a combination of unit assessments and one synoptic assessment.

    Unit assessment

    A unit assessment only tests knowledge and skills taught in that unit. At Level 2 accounting 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*
    Synoptic assessment

    The synoptic assessment is an end of course assessment which tests a variety of knowledge and skills from several units. At Level 2 accounting it is:

    • Attempted once the unit assessments have been attempted
    • Available on demand, mostly all year round
    • Scheduled by and sat at AAT approved assessment venues
    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).


    To be awarded the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting qualification you must achieve at least a 70% competency level in each unit assessment and in the synoptic assessment.


    You can resit an assessment to improve your grade. Results from the assessment with the highest marks will be used to calculate your final grade. There are no resit restrictions or employer engagement requirements for any fee paying student on any of our AAT courses.

    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 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?

    Once you’ve passed Level 2, you can work in roles such as an accounts payable clerk, accounts officer, payroll administrator, and a finance assistant, with salaries of up to £23,000. If you want to progress further, you can study AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma.

  • Additional costs

    You are required to become a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) launch to fulfill your qualification. Fees associated with admission and exam fees are in addition to the cost of the course. Admission and membership fees are payable direct to AAT. Exam fees are paid to the exam centre.

    • AAT Admission Fee and AAT Annual Student Membership Fee (UK): 147
    • AAT Annual Student Membership Fee (International): £137
    • AAT Assessment Fees: £70 to £80 per unit (6 modules)

    Please be aware that these are subject to change.

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You are required to become a student member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) to fulfil your qualification.

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You need to book your exams directly with AAT. Fees associated with admission are in addition to the cost of the course and payable direct to the AAT. Exam fees are payable to the exam centre.

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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.