AAT Level 2 Bookkeeping Certificate

The AAT Level 2 Bookkeeping course covers your first steps on the AAT pathway to becoming a qualified accountant. With no entry requirements, this module is well suited to beginners and those looking to pursue a career in accounting with no prior qualifications or experience. Best of all, you can complete AAT Level 2 Bookkeeping on your own schedule, studying anywhere and any time you like.

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Course Overview

Take the next step in becoming an AAT accredited bookkeeper with one of the leading UK bookkeeping courses.


The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping is one of the industry’s top UK bookkeeping courses and equips learners with the intermediate knowledge needed to continue pursuing a career in bookkeeping following the AAT bookkeeping course. Once you have completed this module, you will be able to move on to the final stage of the AAT’s bookkeeping pathway, the AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping.

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.

  • This AAT Bookkeeping Level 2 course is intended to help learners working towards an AAT foundation certificate in bookkeeping to develop and build on the skills introduced in the Level 1 module. The Bookkeeping Level 2 course covers:

    How to set up bookkeeping systems
    Processing customer and supplier transactions
    Processing receipts and payments
    Using control accounts
    Reconciling bank statements with cash books
    Producing trial balances

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Frequently asked questions.

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  • As the second level in the path to becoming an AAT accredited bookkeeper, the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping is equivalent to a relevant A-level qualification.

  • The AAT Level 2 Bookkeeping Certificate is covered by the main AAT subscription. You can pay monthly or quarterly with our flexible subscription option, or the course can be accessed for 12 months with a one-off payment.

    If your employer is funding your course, you can download an invoice from your account.

  • Studying an online bookkeeping course with AAT allows learners the flexibility to study for a career in bookkeeping at their own pace. All the learning resources you need are available through StaySharp’s online learning platform, allowing you to work on each unit on your own time and from anywhere.

  • The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping is intended for those following the AAT pathway towards a career in bookkeeping and have previously completed the AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping or have existing experience and skills in Bookkeeping

  • There aren't any specific formal qualifications you need to begin studying AAT bookkeeping courses but it is recommended to have either completed the AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping or have some bookkeeping experience before studying AAT Level 2 Certificate in bookkeeping.

  • Completing Level 2 of the complete AAT bookkeeping course allows you to move onto AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping , the final stage in the AAT bookkeeping pathway. Completing all units will allow you to begin your bookkeeping career in an entry level position, with the opportunity to climb the bookkeeping career further.

  • A full AAT qualification (completing all three levels of your chosen AAT course) is equivalent to a higher diploma or first year university degree.

  • AAT courses are intended for those pursuing entry-level positions in bookkeeping and accounting. Those searching for management accounting positions should look into studying a qualification with CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).

  • Earning your AAT Certificate in Bookkeeping up to level 3 will open up opportunities to work within a range of entry level bookkeeping jobs as an AAT accredited bookkeeper. Potential job opportunities include becoming a trainee accountant or junior bookkeeper.

  • It takes around 6-18 months to complete each level of the AAT bookkeeping qualification, though this varies depending on the level of time you are able to dedicate to your studies.

  • Due to intellectual property laws, it’s not possible to download the majority of course materials. You’ll need an active internet connection to authenticate your account and access your learning content. However, some course videos are available to download and watch later.

  • The 14-day free trial is limited to one per course, per customer. If you want to re-subscribe to a course you have subscribed to previously, please purchase it as normal. You’ll be automatically moved to the paid subscription within 3 working days.

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