Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
This introductory level is where you’ll get to develop your skills in finance administration: double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and purchase, sales and general ledgers.
Once you’ve completed the introductory level, you’ll be awarded the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Level 5 in Scotland).
You can find out more about the course duration, study support and assessments, cost and options after you qualify.
What will I learn and achieve?
There are five mandatory units at the introductory level.
- Basic costing
- Computerised accounting
- Work effectively in accounting and finance
- Processing bookkeeping transactions
- Control accounts, journals and the banking system
What sort of job could I expect after completing the introductory level?
- Accounts Administrator
- Accounts Payable Clerk
- Payroll Administrator
- Payroll Officer
- Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
- Tax Assistant/Trainee
- Trainee Accounts Technician.
What’s my potential salary after completing AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting?
After completing AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Level 5 in Scotland), your typical salary range will be between £8,320 to £24,000.
This salary range is taken from AAT’s 2013 Salary Survey for people working full-time. The range represents the middle 75% at this level of the qualification.