It is recommended to have some prior knowledge of accountancy through previous studies or work experience. However, there are no previous course requirements to enrol, therefore any individual can apply for the AAT Accounting Level 2.
All students must meet the following standards:
Textbooks are provided to enhance your studying throughout this online course.
Additional AAT Membership benefits include:
Being AAT qualified and displaying it when applying for finance positions will provide a competitive advantage. This will also increase your confidence when applying because of the practical skills and theory learnt from the AAT Accounting Level 2 course.
Large accountancy firms such as KPMG provide their staff with AAT courses to enhance efficiency in finance.
Potential career roles and average salaries include:
Salaries are subject to change depending on the industry; however, they can range from £20k to £24k.
Salaries for AAT certified professionals in the UK has risen this year. The average salary by job level has been outlined below:
Once qualified at level 2, you have other study options available for you. AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 is the next stage which can offer the following benefits:
If you are keen on studying level 3 after completing the level 2 qualification, we offer a special offer study package. Visit the AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting package here.
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AAT Level 2 will provide you with a basic knowledge of accounting principles and skills. At this level, your knowledge in accounting will start to develop and finance administration is your focus. The five units you'll cover through this course, are:
Average course completion time: 6-9 months
These qualifications will teach you how to process payments and receipts, prepare invoices, complete bank reconciliations, use accounting software and have the skills required to work effectively in the finance industry.
AAT Exam – Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting
There are five exams in total - 4 computer-based exams and 1 Synoptic Assessment:
When you are ready to take your assessments, you have two options:
Online Assessments directly with e-Careers - To take your assessment from the comfort of your home, please contact e-Careers Customer Service to book and pay for your assessment.
Test Centre Assessments - You can still choose to sit your exam at a suitable AAT approved assessment venue. We can help find the closest one to you. Exam fees vary from centre to centre.
Exam fees are not included in the course.
Synoptic Assessments are designed to test your understanding of a range of subjects across your AAT qualification. You can take this test for most weeks of the year.
We’re proud to have achieved some of the highest pass marks in the UK, across each level. We’re able to achieve such high pass rates because of the package we offer, including eLearning, textbooks, mock exams and more!
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Pearson VUE-owned test centres will be following the recommendations from the CDC and World Health Organization for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting testing candidates and their staff. Candidates are asked to comply with the health and safety guidelines outlined below to keep fellow candidates safe. (Face masks are now required while testing at Pearson VUE-owned test centres).
What you need to know
You will not be admitted to the test centre and should reschedule your exam if:
You have tested positive for COVID-19 (unless you have been symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine and at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure, or you have received two negative COVID-19 test results in a row, 24 hours apart)
You are currently experiencing or have experienced one or more associated symptoms within the last fourteen (14) days (unless You have been symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine):
You live with or have had close contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19 (unless at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure).
Have been or are under home quarantine or centralized observation by government or healthcare authorities (unless at least 14 days have passed since your quarantine or centralized observation has been lifted by the government or healthcare authorities).
Synoptic windows revised
Synoptic window dates have now been confirmed for the remainder of the year and include additional dates to help with planning and potential capacity issues due to social distancing restrictions. Full details can be found here.
Level 2 synoptic assessments
In agreement with Ofqual, the UK qualifications regulator, the AAT has announced the intention to issue calculated results for eligible students studying the Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 (Level 5 in Scotland) and Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business (Level 2).
Full details on the revised synoptic windows can be found here.