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Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Course Background:

This course is ideally suited to people who either want to work in accounting or finance, or who already do so and want to achieve a formal qualification to enhance their career prospects.


1 year and part-time at Selby College.

Start date:

Tuesday 15th September 2020.

Entry Requirements:

GCSE English and Maths would be an advantage, but the suitability of any candidate will be considered at interview.


All five units are assessed by AAT through a series of computer-based assessments.


  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Work Effectively in Finance
  • Using Accounting Software

Topics Covered:

  • Processing payments and receipts
  • Preparing invoices
  • Completing bank reconciliations
  • Using accounting software
  • Development of skills required to work efficiently in finance


  • Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship
  • Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship

Potential Careers:

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Trainee Accounts Technician