AAT Level 2 Accounting

The AAT Level 2 Accounting Certificate is the first step to becoming a qualified accountant for those following the AAT pathway to accreditation, offering all the foundation skills needed to pursue your accountancy career.

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Course Overview

With AAT graduates unlock the potential to earn up to £37,000 per year, AAT accreditation Is recognised and respected across the accounting world. The AAT Level 2 Accounting Certificate is the first step for those looking to acquire this sought-after qualification, equipping learners with all the knowledge, skills and expertise needed to begin their journey to AAT accreditation.

Course Structure

The AAT qualification is made up of three levels, covering everything from the basics of bookkeeping right through to the management accounting course.

With a StaySharp subscription, you get access to all levels of the AAT qualification included, so you can study what you want, when you want.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about distance learning, accreditation, and course enrollment.
  • As the first step in gaining AAT accreditation, the AAT Level 2 equivalent is a GCSE.

  • There is no individual AAT Level 2 basic costing as all AAT courses and modules, including the AAT Level 2 Foundation Course in Accounting, AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting, are covered by the StaySharp AAT subscription. This can be billed monthly, quarterly or with a one-off payment offering 12 months’ access to the platform. If your employer is funding your course, you can download an invoice from your account.

  • As StaySharp is an online training provider founded by BPP, StaySharp learners have unlimited access to BPP’s market-leading materials, including official study notes, learning resources, and hundreds of mock assessments.

  • Studying AAT Level 2 Accounting online with StaySharp allows you to complete your studies at your own pace. All course materials are made available to study the AAT Level 2 online through our online learning portal, allowing learners the full flexibility needed to work from anywhere and at any time.

  • The AAT Level 2 Accounting qualification is suited to beginners who are looking to gain the qualifications needed to access entry-level accounting roles and AAT accreditation, regardless of prior accountancy experience.

  • There are no formal qualifications or prior experience needed to study AAT Level 2 Accounting, though we do recommend that all learners are over 16 and educated to at least GCSE level or equivalent.

  • The AAT accreditation pathway is not designed for those looking to pursue a career in management accounting. If you are looking to study accounting for managers, take a look at courses offered by CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).

  • Completing the AAT Level 2 qualification is imperative for anyone wishing to gain the prestigious AAT accreditation as it allows learners to go on to study the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting.

  • Studied to Level 4, the full AAT qualification is considered equivalent to a first-year degree or higher diploma.

  • AAT accreditation opens up opportunities to work in a wide range of entry level accountancy jobs such as junior accountant, accounting assistant or junior auditor.

  • It takes the average learner around 6-18 months to complete each level of the AAT qualification, though this varies depending on the hours each student is able to dedicate to their studies.

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