AAT Certificate in Accounting - Level 2

This course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in the accountancy profession. The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is gained through three stages: Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and Level 4 Diploma in Accounting. On completion of the final stage and, provided they have relevant work experience, full membership of the AAT is attained. It is a highly regarded professional qualification and increasingly popular with employers.

As an AAT qualified accounting technician you will have an internationally recognised and respected qualification that shows potential employers you have been trained to a high standard.

The first year is Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, the second year students will progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and the final year is the Level 4 Diploma in Accounting. The course is part-time for each of the three levels.The Level 2 Certificate begins at a basic level and, if successfully completed, may allow the student to progress onto the next stage. The Certificate level runs two evenings per week or one full day per week for one year.

Continual assessment takes place in class throughout the year in all subject areas and there are external examinations in all subject areas.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • Financial accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Computerised accounts
  • Working in an accounting environment

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants need to be either working in relevant employment or have had previous experience in an accounting environment.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • AAT Diploma in Accounting - Level 3

Career Path

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Sales/Purchase Ledger Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Director

What qualification will I gain?

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.

Start date


Where will I be based?

The Balliol Building, Hugh Baird College.

Who is the awarding body?

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).


Aged 16-18 Aged 19-23
and 1st full level 2
Aged 19+
and unemployed
Aged 19+, not 1st full level 2
and not unemployed
Free Free Free £999

Financial Support

If you are aged 19+ you may be eligible for financial support to cover the cost of the course and/or travel, childcare and equipment expenses. Click here to find out more.



Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:52