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AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping

This qualification delivers the skills and essential knowledge to manage books effectively.

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  • Subject Area: Accounting/Bookkeeping
  • Mode: Part Time
  • Campus: Weybridge
  • About this course

    This qualification delivers the skills and essential knowledge to manage books effectively. It includes manual double entry bookkeeping, and associated documents and processes, up to Trial Balance standard.

    Course Details

    What will the course involve?

    Current Modules Covered

    Processing bookkeeping transactions

    • Understanding double-entry bookkeeping, integrating books of prime entry and describing coding system functions
    • Understanding discounts and settlement, trade and bulk discount differences
    • Preparing and processing customer and supplier invoices and credit notes
    • Totalling and balancing a 3-column analysed cash book
    • Totalling, balancing and reconciling petty cash records within an analysed petty cash book
    • Processing ledger transactions and extracting a trial balance

    Control accounts, journals and the banking system

    • Understanding the purpose and use of control accounts and journals
    • Maintaining and using control accounts and the journal
    • Reconciling a bank statement with the cash book
    • Understanding the banking process and main services of banks and building societies
    • Understanding requirements of retention and storage relating to banking documents


    The course is aimed at people who do not necessarily have prior knowledge of manual bookkeeping or who have completed AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping. It is also set at a suitable level for complete beginners.

    Entry Requirements

    What qualifications will I need?

    Students need a good level of numeracy and literacy skills.


    How much will the course cost?

    16 - 19 | POA
    Reduced Cost  | £300
    Full Cost  | £410

    For more information on the funding available. view our student finance page.

    Additional Costs

    You may need to purchase a textbook, but will be advised of this at the start of the course by your tutor. Costs in the region of £10 - £20.

    Course fee includes exam fees.  AAT Membership - £40.

    Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.

    All students will be subject to a £25 registration fee per academic year


    Next Steps

    At Brooklands College we offer AAT courses at Level 1,2,3 and 4

    Start dates

    Reference Campus Duration Days Hours Start
    03334/2A17 Weybridge 14 Weeks Monday 0930 - 12.45 24/02/2020
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