Level 2 Foundation Certificate

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Availability & Details

Book-keeping - Level 2 Foundation Certificate SP-BOOKL2-D(0000)000

South Downs Campus

Type of study
Adult Learning, Part Time

Academic Year 2022-23 (1 year)


This AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping provides an entry point for anyone wishing to start a career in accountancy or finance. It may also support career progression for anyone already employed by formally recognising their skills in manual bookkeeping. It can also be used as a progression to the AAT Level 3 qualification, Advanced Diploma in Accounting. If you would like to know more about the start date and fees for this course please contact the Admissions Team at the College.

No formal requirements.

On this part time course at HSDC South Downs, you will study:

  • Bookkeeping controls
  • Bookkeeping transactions

This course is taught in a classroom environment. The two modules are covered independently, rather than being taught simultaneously.

There will be a computer-based assessment at the end of each module.

You will need to purchase books to aid your studies. You will also be required to obtain membership of the AAT in order to take exams. Information on current costs available on the AAT website.

Following on from this course, you will be able to enter the accounting profession at a junior level. You can also progress on to the Level 3 Diploma to enhance your career potential.

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