AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate In Bookkeeping

The AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate In Bookkeeping course is a short qualification to help students develop essential bookkeeping skills. Once completed, they will have developed an understanding of basic accounting practices and techniques including double-entry bookkeeping. Awarded by the Association of Accounting Technicians is a course designed to ensure you obtain a sound knowledge of bookkeeping, developing the necessary practical skills to understand all areas of the subject. The course is ideally suited to a diverse range of people from school leavers to mature learners and career changers. Whether you wish to embark on a career in bookkeeping,  expand your skills in your current role, become a self-employed bookkeeper, or a stepping stone to higher qualifications such as the AAT Accounting Technician accountancy qualification courses, the AAT level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping(AQ2016) teaches you the essential bookkeeping skills in both a flexible and affordable way.

Depending on your abilities, previous work experience and qualifications and your work and family commitments it can take 2 to 3 months to complete this course. Depending on the evidence of prior learning or work experience which proves certain skills and knowledge in computerised accounting and basic costing, students may even be able to progress straight to the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting course.

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Free AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate In Bookkeeping Quiz

If you have work experience or qualifications within manual bookkeeping there may an option to claim exemption from the AAT Foundation Certificate and start at AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma. Please click here for the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping Initial Assessment quiz

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You will have access to an excellent support network of accountancy tutors, course advisors and admin team who are genuinely happy to help.

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping QCF consists of two learning areas:

Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Understanding double-entry bookkeeping, integrating books of prime entry and describing coding system functions.
  • Understanding discounts and settlement, trade and bulk discount differences.
  • Preparing and processing customer and supplier invoices and credit notes.
  • Totalling and balancing a 3-column analysed cash book.
  • Totalling, balancing and reconciling petty cash records within an analysed petty cash book.
  • Processing ledger transactions and extracting a trial balance.
Bookkeeping Controls
  • Understanding the purpose and use of control accounts and journals.
  • Maintaining and using control accounts and the journal.
  • Reconciling a bank statement with the cash book.
  • Understanding the banking process and main services of banks and building societies.
  • Understanding the requirements of retention and storage relating to banking documents.

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Materials

For the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping Premier Training will provide you with:

  • Experienced and qualified personal tutor with instant and direct access during opening times
  • Personal course advisor for extra guidance and support
  • All the study manuals specifically covering the syllabus of the AAT qualification (both online and delivered to your home)
  • Workbooks for selected units with varied practice activities for revision and exam success
  • Answers to the workbook activities
  • Wise Guides to reinforce your learning and to help you prepare for the online assessment concentrating on the specific areas of difficulty (for selected units on level 2 only)
  • Three online assignments and one mock exam per unit promptly marked by the tutors and comprehensive tutor feedback provided
  • Extra 20 interactive online tests per unit
  • Supplementary questions are written by the tutor if required
  • You will also have your own MyPTA containing revision tools, guidance notes and study aids and audio presentations etc.
  • How to guide with clear and concise step by step instructions to guide you through each step of the way through the course
  • Personal timetable to structure your whole course work for you keeping you motivated and on track so you simply follow the order of the dates.

Studying with us you will find the staff friendly and helpful with a great support network for students. You will receive constructive feedback and unlimited guidance and support. You will also receive a personal timetable to follow which structures your whole course work for you so you just simply follow the dates.

My Premier Training Account (MyPTA)

Premier Training will provide you with your own online personal Premier Training Account (MyPTA). Everything you will need to study is right at your fingertips such as:

  • Tutor and course advisor contact details
  • Study books online
  • Personal timetable
  • Access to online assignments
  • Revision tools, help guides and extra e-learning tests
  • Updates and news
  • Important information such as your AAT registration and student ID numbers

With this new resource, you can fast track the course effectively. You will be provided with your personal login username and password upon enrolment and can s

tart studying the same day you enrol.


Assignments for the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping are completed online via the internet and full tutor feedback is provided by email. This is to enable students to develop the skills needed to complete computer-based tests and for this, you will require a computer with reliable Internet access. You will receive instructions in your ‘Quick Start Guide’ along with log in details to access each individual online assessment.


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About Tutor Support

  • Foundation Certificate In Bookkeeping Tutor SupportAll of our tutors are qualified in accounting with both vocational and extensive teaching experience.
  • Tutors are efficient, patient and friendly and you can call as many times as you need to.
  • You have instant and direct access to your personal tutor and course advisor via telephone and email.
  • Assignments are marked by a tutor and not a computer and are returned promptly.
  • We have personal course advisors, many of whom have completed or are currently studying AAT courses and who have hands-on experience of balancing studies with work and family commitments.
  • We have in-house IT specialists to help students who are experiencing technical difficulties.

You will be allocated a personal AAT tutor who will guide you throughout the course.

We have a team of tutors who are here to help and if your personal tutor is not available they will be happy to help and keep the marking turnaround prompt. They are qualified, experienced, patient and effective communicators so you will find that you will build a good student/teacher relationship with them all.

When studying with us you will find the staff friendly and helpful with a great support network for students. You will receive constructive feedback, guidance and support. You will also receive a personal timetable to follow which structures your whole coursework for you which can be flexible to suit your pace of study.

You are also provided with a personal course advisor who has great knowledge of the  AAT qualified who can offer advice on how to manage your AAT course studies along with work, family and other commitments.

Our tutors are very accessible! The office is open at the following times:

9am – 8pm
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How to book AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping assessments:

The course is assessed mainly by means of two Computer Based Tests which are one and a half hours long each. These can be completed at any time during the year and there are AAT approved assessment centres available throughout the UK.

  • Complete the assignments and practise exam to a good standard
  • Make sure you feel confident and prepared to sit the exam
  • Visit the AAT website and enter your postcode to locate an exam centre near to you
  • Simply contact the exam centre and book your exam time and day
  • At this point, you will need to pay the exam fee to the centre
  • The exam centre will confirm the booking usually via post or email
  • Turn up on the day take and pass the exam; you will receive your results immediately.

In the unlikely event, you fail your exam you will be able to try again on payment of another exam fee with the centre, Premier Training will continue to support you at no further cost for the term of the course.

On completion, you will be presented with a certificate from the AAT that you have successfully completed the level of the course.

AAT Foundation Certificate In Bookkeeping – Was £299 Now £269

Postage & Packaging (Monday to Friday Delivery) £17

Postage & Packaging (Saturday Delivery) £25

The course fee and P&P can be paid by monthly instalments at no extra charge and the first instalment will get you started immediately (UK students only).

Additional fees to remember:

Please note that in order to achieve the AAT Bookkeeping qualification you will need to join the AAT as a student member. The following items are not included in your course fees:

AAT Admission Fee £48.00  
Examination fees*:  Fees vary between approximately £60-£85 per exam
*AAT exam fees vary depending on the exam centre, therefore the above fees are an approximate guide.

You can pay the course fees and P&P over four monthly instalments at no extra charge. Remember you can enrol any time of the year and if you enrol Monday to Friday before 3pm you will receive all the study material the very next day (including Saturday!)*Please note the overseas P&P of £49 is a quote and we will confirm the final amount of P&P due when the delivery address has been confirmed.

Why not combine the AAT Foundation Certificate In Bookkeeping with our AAT Foundation Award In Accounting Software:

All businesses must keep a record of their income and expenses and the records should be as detailed as possible. For some, the idea of spreadsheets, general journal books and ledger sheets is a time consuming and ineffective method of bookkeeping. For businesses computerised accounting is essential and therefore employers will search for suitable employees with both manual and computerised bookkeeping skills.

For further information click on our Course List, Sage and AAT Foundation Award In Accounting Software or contact our course advisor team on 01469 515444.

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AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate In Bookkeeping Enrolment

You can enrol regardless of academic background, nationality, age, location, gender, religion or occupation; and with the determination to succeed you will gain a qualification which is very recognised by employers.

There are several ways to enrol with Premier Training on your chosen AAT course. Simply choose the way that is most convenient for you. Remember we are open late evenings which are  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, till 8.00pm. If you enrol Monday to Friday before 2.30pm you will receive all your course material the very next day (including Saturday!).

Telephone By phone: Simply telephone 01469 515444. The easiest and quickest way to enrol is over the phone using a credit/debit card. This will only take a few minutes and the course advisor will complete the enrolment form for you. 
Email Email: info@premiertraining.co.uk
Online Online: To enrol online just click on the link below and the link will take you to where you can complete an online enrolment form and pay securely using a credit or debit card, via our secure server.  <Click here to enrol>
Invoice By invoice: If fees are payable by a third party, e.g. an employer,  please click here to complete an online enrolment form

Please note this does require both student and employer signatures and is a live document so both must be present when completing the form. It must be completed in one session as data will not save for continuation at another time.


Should you have any queries about enrolling on your chosen course, please do not hesitate to contact us first for advice.

Did you know it’s easier to enrol over the phone? The course advisor team will complete the enrolment quickly and efficiently. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions or request an alternative instalment plan. All you need to do is call: 01469 515444 and we can get you started straight away.

If your employer is paying for the course simply download and complete this enrolment form and ask your employer to sign section 3. The form can either be faxed to Premier Training on 01469 572349 or scanned and email to:  info@premiertraining.co.uk *Please note you do not need to complete your enrolment online if your employer is paying for the course.

If we receive the enrolment form Monday to Friday before 2.30pm you will receive your study books the very next day (including Saturdays!).



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