AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (Q2022) Course

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (Q2022) Course

The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping provides an entry point for anyone wishing to start a career in accountancy or finance. It may also support career progression for those already in employment by formally recognising their skills in manual bookkeeping.

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The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping provides an entry point for anyone wishing to start a career in accountancy or finance. It may also support career progression for those already in employment by formally recognising their skills in manual bookkeeping.

Manual bookkeeping underpins all accountancy and finance roles. Studying this qualification will help students to develop a strong foundation of bookkeeping knowledge and skills needed to work in accountancy and finance or to go on to study higher-level bookkeeping or accountancy. Students completing this qualification will be able to confidently carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks. Students will also gain an understanding of how typical tasks are automated through use of accounting software.

This AAT qualification is suitable for those already working in finance, those returning to work after a break or those wishing to change career. The qualification is open to those who are working and those who are not currently in employment. It also offers progression for students who have started studying accountancy and bookkeeping with AAT.

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If you have work experience or qualifications within manual bookkeeping there may an option to claim exemption from the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping and start at AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping.

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Students who wish to build their practical skills quickly should choose the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping. This qualification allows students to develop specialised skills or to gain recognition for the skills that they already have. Studying this qualification will give students confidence in manual bookkeeping, with an understanding of how tasks are automated through use of accounting software. This may support them in entering employment or in improving their career prospects.

The qualification may help students to enter a financial administration role, help them to gain a promotion or give them the skills to support the financial processes within their own business. This qualification would be an ideal next step for students who have already studied accountancy and bookkeeping with AAT.

The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping is to ensure that students have the solid bookkeeping skills necessary for most finance roles.

This qualification comprises two mandatory units (115 guided learning hours in total):

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls.

A student completing this qualification will develop practical accountancy skills in the double entry bookkeeping system and in using associated documents and processes. Students will be able to check transactions for accuracy, make entries in appropriate books and ledgers, and calculate sales invoices and credit notes.

They will also cover more complex level bookkeeping procedures, including dealing with VAT, reconciliation and trial balances, and will develop their understanding of the relationship between the various accounting records.

To achieve the qualification and be awarded a grade, students must pass both mandatory unit assessments. You should study each unit in order, one at a time. Once you’ve successfully completed the coursework for the first ITBK unit, you should plan to sit the assessment for it. Then, after that, you’ll move onto the second, POBC unit.

At the end of this bookkeeping qualification, you will have learnt the key skills to enable you to either elevate your studies and complete the full AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (which would provide you with the additional knowledge required for progression on to the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting), or further advance your bookkeeping knowledge by enrolling on the AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping.

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  • All 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.

Additionally, 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:

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Throughout your AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping online learning journey, you’ll be presented with study resources tailored to the topics covered in each unit, such as chapters from the study manuals, revision videos, quizzes and help sheets. At regular intervals you’ll be presented with an assignment, or practice assessment, to complete and submit to your tutor for marking.

Course progress is automatically saved in ‘the cloud’, meaning you can resume your learning exactly where you left off in each unit by logging into your My Premier Training Account (MyPTA) account from any device connected to the internet. Additionally, if you don’t have time to complete a piece of coursework in one sitting, you can save your progress, and again, resume it from any location or device.

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A student completing the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping will develop the underpinning skills required in all accountancy and finance roles. They will use bookkeeping skills to confidently perform accounting transactions and understand how to process financial information in accordance with set procedures and schedules.

This qualification can lead to further study in bookkeeping or accountancy or to employment as:

  • a Clerical Assistant
  • a Trainee Bookkeeper
  • an Accounts Clerk
  • a Finance Assistant
  • an Accounts Administrator.

Course Fees
AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (Q2022) – Including hard copy materials £299
AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (Q2022) – Online Resources and Tutor Support (No hard copy materials) £269

Postage & Packaging (Monday to Friday Delivery) £17
Postage & Packaging (Saturday Delivery) £28
Postage & Packaging Overseas £49
*Please note the overseas P&P of £49 is an estimate and we will confirm the final amount of P&P due when the delivery address has been confirmed. The AAT 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: In order to achieve the AAT qualification, you will need to join the AAT as a student member. The following items are not included in your course fees:
AAT Membership Fee £66

Examination fees*:
AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookeeping exam fees vary between approximately £100 and £120 per exam
*Exam fees vary depending on the exam center.

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Free AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (Q2022) Demonstration Course

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping DemoIn this AAT Level 2 online course you can browse our new course materials for the AAT Q2022 syllabus.

This e-learning software will allow you to study and revise for your final assessment efficiently in a structured format. Your personal timetable sets the pace of your course informing you which assignment and assessment needs to be completed by its assigned date. To prepare you for the final assessment each unit contains three assignments and a mock assessment. Between each assignment are study resources such as chapters from study books, videos, quizzes and helpsheets which allow you to gain the relevant knowledge to complete the online assignments.

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping Syllabus – Course Units

Introduction to Bookkeeping (ITBK) Unit 

This unit provides students with an understanding of manual and digital bookkeeping systems, including the associated documents and processes. Students will learn the basic principles that underpin the double-entry bookkeeping system and will learn that digital accounting systems are automating some of the stages in the process.

Students will learn how to check the accuracy of invoices, credit notes, remittance advices, statements of account and petty cash vouchers. They will know how to use these documents to make entries in sales and purchases daybooks, sales and purchases returns daybooks, and discounts allowed and received daybooks using account codes, as well as how to transfer those totals to the sales, purchases and general ledgers. They will learn that entering these into a digital bookkeeping system is the same process as entering the transactions manually, although the way they are entered will vary from system to system.

The United Kingdom (UK) government department responsible for collecting taxes, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), offers more than one method of accounting treatment when prompt payment discount (PPD) is allowed and received. However, students at this level are only required to use credit notes to adjust for PPD. Using this approach, credit notes are recorded in separate daybooks, a discounts allowed daybook and/or a discounts received daybook, which removes the need for discount columns in the cash book. There is no requirement at this level for students to understand how to account for PPD by any other method.

This unit refers to value added tax or VAT. This is an indirect tax operating in the UK, but this type of tax may also operate and be known by another name in other countries.

The cash book and petty cash book are also covered in this unit, including making entries into both and transferring totals to the ledgers. Students will learn that entering transactions into the cash book of a digital bookkeeping system serves the same purpose as entering the transactions into a manual bookkeeping system. Students will make appropriate checks on the accuracy of supplier invoices and credit notes, reconcile supplier statements with the purchases ledger account and calculate payments due to suppliers. They will also calculate sales invoice and credit note amounts and check receipts from customers. Students will have learnt all stages necessary to process transactions using both manual and digital systems.

Reference to digital systems includes applications as well as both desktop and cloud accounting software.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Understand how to set up bookkeeping systems
  2. Process customer transactions
  3. Process supplier transactions
  4. Process receipts and payments
  5. Process transactions into the ledger accounts

Principles of Bookkeeping Controls (POBC) Unit

This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired from studying Introduction to Bookkeeping and explores control accounts, journals and reconciliations. It takes students through a number of processes used in bookkeeping that help verify and validate the entries made. These processes enable the student to understand the purpose of control accounts and associated reconciliations. Students will also understand the use of the journal to the stage of redrafting the trial balance, following initial adjustments.

This unit covers procedures that are required to ensure bookkeeping is completed beyond purely entering or processing initial transactions, which will enable students to develop their understanding of the relationship between the various accounting records and consolidate their knowledge of double-entry bookkeeping. Students will develop the ability to prepare the value added tax (VAT) control account as well as the receivables and payables ledger control accounts, including reconciliation with the receivables and payables ledgers. They will use the journal to record a variety of transactions, including the correction of errors. Students will be able to redraft the initial trial balance, following adjustments. They will learn to update the cash book following receipt of a bank statement, and also how to prepare a bank reconciliation statement.

This unit explores the knowledge required to complete these bookkeeping procedures both manually and digitally. While the student will not be expected to demonstrate the ability to use any specific accounting software, the unit will explain to them where digital accounting systems are automating processes they are learning. The skills and knowledge gained will enable students to understand the business environment and facilitate their comprehension of a digital accounting system.

Reference to digital systems includes applications as well as both desktop and cloud accounting software.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Use control accounts
  2. Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book
  3. Use the journal
  4. Produce trial balances

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