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AAT Level 2 Accounting course

Are you looking to kickstart your career in accounting and finance? Look no further! The AAT Level 2 Accounting course is the perfect starting point for individuals with minimal or no work experience in this field.

Learning Pro London AAT Level 2 Accounting Course

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Join the lesson at our London centre or learn from home via Zoom. Start anytime with our qualified, experienced tutor or a self-paced distance learning course.

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AAT Level 2 Accounting course – an overview

Are you looking for a career in accounting and bookkeeping with no prior knowledge or work experience? AAT Level 2 Accounting qualification may be suitable for you. It is an entry-level qualification to enter into an accountancy and finance career. It offers you the opportunity to develop a solid foundation of core accounting knowledge and skills. You will also understand how some regular accounting and bookkeeping tasks are automatically done using accounting software such as Sage, QuickBooks, and Xero. 

The AAT Level 2 Accounting qualification will teach you the foundation of double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing and control accounting. In addition, it will help you learn the fundamentals of personal and business skills, including ethics, communication, accounting-related technology and sustainability.

The AAT Level 2 Accounting course is suitable for you if you are already working in accounting and finance and want to validate your knowledge and skills or wish to change your career or return to work after a break. It is also suitable if you want to develop accounting and bookkeeping skills quickly. If you are self-employed or run a small business, this course will help you understand day-to-day business transactions and make better business decisions. AAT Level 2 Accounting course is a route to enter and progress to an accounting and finance career.

We offer this course as:

  • Face-to-face classroom lessons at our London Centre
  • Live lessons from home via Zoom
  • Self-paced distance learning
  • Corporate training at your own location
  • On-demand revision lessons
  • One-to-one lessons
  • Per unit lesson

You learn the following topics.

The AAT Level 2 Accounting course has four units and covers the following knowledge and skills:

Business documents
Books of prime entry
Ledger accounts and trial balance
Process receipts and payments
Accounting for sales and purchases
Control accounts and subsidiary ledgers
Double-entry bookkeeping
Control accounts and reconciliation
Errors and corrections
Payroll procedures
Bank reconciliation
Cost recording system
Cost recording techniques
Information on budgeted and actual cost and income
Tools and techniques to support cost calculation
The principles of contract law
The business environment
Corporate social responsibility, ethics and sustainability
Different types of business entity
Finance function within an organisation
Effective communication methods and tools
Business operation

Each unit (except unit 4) has a 90-minute computer assessment. Unit 4 – The Business Environment has a combined 2-hour assessment called the business environment synoptic. The assessment/exam can be taken whenever you are ready. Currently, the assessments are conducted at an approved assessment centre. Learning Pro is an approved assessment centre for all AAT accounting and bookkeeping courses.

Support and advice at every step

Join Learning Pro for the support and advice you seek and deserve at every step of your course. We are known for support and rated excellent on Google and Facebook!

Study materials

We have access to the best study resources available in the market today. You can choose from Kaplan, BPP or Osborne. They all are available in printed hard copy and online.

Tutor support

Our tutors are highly experienced in teaching this qualification. You get the best possible teaching support and examples to implement the theories into practice and pass your exam.

Career support

We will help you at every step of your study. You will also learn to use accounting software like Sage, QuickBooks and Xero. Writing your CV and preparing you for job interviews.

AAT Level 2 Accounting – key information

Course duration

– 3-6 months
– Full or part-time
– Fast-track available

Exam/assessment

– 4 computer assessment
– 90/120 minutes each
– Take when ready: on demand

Entry requirements

– Good level of English
– Good level of Maths
– Basic computer skills

AAT Level 2 Accounting course – career path

In the AAT Level 2 Accounting course, you will gain a solid base to apply for jobs in accounting and finance. The skills developed in this course can lead to jobs as:

Accounts Administrator
Accounts Assistant
Accounts Payable Clerk
Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
Trainee Accounting Technician
Trainee Finance Assistant

After completing the AAT Level 2 Accounting course, you can further progress to enhance your career path in accounting and finance by joining the AAT Level 3 Bookkeeping and Accounting course. You will also be able to gain bookkeeping membership (AATQB) and recognition as a Licensed Bookkeeper.

Reasons to join Learning Pro

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Experienced tutors

We are experienced in teaching accounting and finance.

Excellent support

We are known for our support whenever you need it.

Individual focus

We will help you become exam- and job-ready.

Learning Pro is an approved training provider for AAT and CIMA qualification for all levels. We are a 5-star rated and highly recommended training provider. See below what our learners say about us:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

AAT level 2 bookkeeping is an entry-level course for those who need knowledge or skill in accounting and bookkeeping. Most people start at this level.

The AAT Level 2 Accounting qualification will teach you the foundation of double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing and control accounting. In addition, it will help you learn the fundamentals of personal and business skills, including ethics, communication, accounting-related technology and sustainability.

The AAT Level 2 Accounting course is suitable for you if you are already working in accounting and finance and want to validate your knowledge and skills or wish to change your career or return to work after a break. It is also suitable if you want to develop accounting and bookkeeping skills quickly. If you are self-employed or run a small business, this course will help you understand day-to-day business transactions and make better business decisions. AAT Level 2 Accounting course is a route to enter and progress to an accounting and finance career.

There are four units/papers in the AAT Level 2 accounting qualification. In those four units, you will learn the foundation of double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing and control accounting. In addition, it will help you learn the fundamentals of personal and business skills, including ethics, communication, accounting-related technology and sustainability. The following four units will be included:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
  • Principles of Costing
  • The Business Environment

Yes, there are four units in this course, and each one is assessed in computer-based assessments/exams. Once all assessments are successfully completed and passed, you will receive a certificate from AAT. The assessments/exams are available on-demand and can be taken at any time, whenever you are ready.

A 90-minute computer assessment assesses all four units (except unit 4). Unit 4 – The Business Environment has a combined 2-hour assessment called the business environment synoptic (BESY). The BESY unit assesses knowledge from 3 units (Introduction to Bookkeeping, Principles of Bookkeeping Controls and the Business Environment).

The assessment/exam can be taken whenever you are ready. Currently, the assessments are conducted at an approved assessment centre. Learning Pro is an approved assessment centre for all AAT accounting and bookkeeping courses.

AAT Compter-Based Assessment (CBA) is available at all AAT-approved assessment centres. Learning Pro is an approved exam/assessment centre for all AAT courses, including the AAT Level 1 Bookkeeping course. We offer these exams Monday – Saturday. For Learning Pro, please visit our exams page to see the details – exam dates, times and fees. CLICK HERE for more details.

In the AAT Level 2 Accounting course, you will gain a solid base to apply for jobs in accounting and finance. The skills developed in this course can lead to jobs as:

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Trainee Accounting Technician
  • Trainee Finance Assistant

Learning Pro has access to the best study materials available in the market. You can choose from Kaplan, Osborne and BPP. These materials are available in printed hard copies and online. In addition, we also have internally prepared handouts and videos to help understand the topics.

We have exclusive online materials for self-paced distance learning programmes. This online-only option has all materials (study text, exam kit, additional lecture notes and practice questions) in the online version.

In addition to teaching and learning the courses, we support you in getting employed by helping you create a professional CV, providing you with career advice and preparing you for job interviews.

You also receive a direct email address and telephone contact number for your dedicated tutor and course coordinator. We are prompt in replying to your emails and answering your telephone calls. Our aim is to help you achieve your career goal!

If you join us for classroom or Zoom (live) lessons, you get full training by a tutor, mock tests, revisions, and unlimited tutor support via email and telephone. We also provide career advice and help with CV writing.

If you join us for self-paced distance learning, we will provide you full study materials (printed hard copies and online) and unlimited tutor support by email and telephone.

You can join us to study this course in the following methods:

  • Face-to-face training at our London Centre
  • Live lessons via Zoom from home
  • Self-paced distance learning
  • Corporate training at your own location
  • 1-ON-1
  • Per unit revision only

Once the fee is paid and the course is purchased, you will receive a welcome email/call from our course coordinator to discuss your study plans (timetable applicable to classroom or live lessons from home).

The classroom and live lessons from home are conducted in the same way. The only difference between the two is that you can join us at our Harrow, London centre under the classroom option or join from home via Zoom under the live lessons from home option.

We conduct these lessons (classroom and live lessons) on Monday – Saturday in the morning (10:30), afternoon (12:30), and evening (18:30). Every month, we start a new batch for this course.

In self-paced distance learning, you can start and study anytime when you are ready. Once the course is purchased, the course coordinator will email or call you to start your studies.

On our website, you can purchase/buy classroom/live lessons from home and self-paced distance learning. For any other options mentioned above, please CLICK HERE to contact us and start learning!

We start a new batch for this course every month for classroom or live lessons from home.

Once the fee is paid and the course is purchased, you will receive a welcome email/call from our course coordinator to discuss your study plans (timetable for classroom or live lessons from home).

We also offer self-paced distance learning; you can start this anytime. Once the course is purchased, the course coordinator will email or call you to start your studies.

You must register with AAT to take the assessment/exam and get certified. AAT registration is a one-off fee, valid for the course’s lifespan (until AAT offers the course). There will be an additional fee for the assessment/exam. The assessment/exam fee is payable to the exam centre directly.

The registration fee for this course is £175/-, which is payable directly to AAT. Alternatively, you can pay us, and we will assist you in getting you registered with AAT.

This can be done easily. You can contact us separately, and we will add this to your course fee.

Please contact us, and we can invoice all-inclusive – the course, AAT registration and exam fee in one invoice to your employer.

Yes, we offer interest-free payment plans. Please CLICK HERE to contact us, and we will set up this for you!

The local centre charges the assessment fee and is different accordingly. For Learning Pro, please visit our exams page to see the details – exam dates, times and fees. CLICK HERE for more details.

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