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Distance/Online Learning
Start Date & time
Various start dates
Qualification Type
Other non-advanced qual
Course Type
To be completed within 12 months


This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Bookkeeping course is an entry-level bookkeeping qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic bookkeeping principles and skills.

What will I learn?

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to manage books effectively – including double entry bookkeeping, and associated documents and processes, up to Trial Balance standard.

On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping. This internationally recognised AAT qualification enables those working in accounting or those who are looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.

This qualification can be used as a fast track to the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

How will I Learn?

All learning will take place via an online platform, with additional resources available on the AAT website.  You will be assigned a tutor who will provide support either via email or a video call.

Units of Study

  • Introduction to bookkeeping
  • Principles of bookkeeping

How will I be assessed?
This course is assessed through a total of two computer-based exams, one taken at the end of each unit.

Additional information

Course fee: £599 (excluding AAT registration fee and examination fee).

Entry requirements (minimum)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Previous knowledge of accounting or a Level 1 Bookkeeping qualification would be advantageous but not essential. 

Jobs and further study

  • On successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher level AAT Accounting Qualifications (Level 3 and then on to Level 4).
  • Students completing this Level 2 AAT Certificate in Bookkeeping may wish to go on and complete the full Level 2 AAT Certificate in Accounting. If you do choose to continue your studies in this way, then your achievements in the Bookkeeping qualification are carried over to the longer Accounting qualification.
  • The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this qualification will qualify you for roles including Clerical Assistant, Trainee Bookkeeper, Accounts Clerk, Finance Assistant and Accounts Administrator.

More questions? Contact us about this course