Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Accounting AAT Foundation Certificate


Level 2

Career Sector

Financial Sector & Professional Services

Available At

Seevic Palmer's

Start Date


Course overview

Studying Level 2 Accounting will benefit students looking to progress onto:

  • Level 3 Accounting Apprenticeship or
  • Level 3 Diploma in Accounting as part of an A-Level programme.

Accounting is the recording, analysis, presentation and forecasting data, principally, but not exclusively, for business organisations.

There are many users of accounting information: managers, shareholders, customers, suppliers and the wider public. These users require information for a variety of purposes and it is important that it is
prepared accurately and interpreted meaningfully.


Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including GCSE English Language and Maths. 


QCF Level 2.


What will I study?



  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Computerised Accounting
  • Working Effectively in Account and Finance.

If not studying alongside two further A-Levels, you will complete additional business units:

  • Introduction to Payroll
  • Introduction to Business and Company Law
  • Business Communications and Personal Skills
  • Developing Lifelong Learning Skills.

This is an exam based qualification with delivery in the classroom and end of unit computerised
assessments. A final exam, that covers all units studied, will be completed at the end of the course.  A minimum grade of pass is required in all assessments to be successful.  A final grade of pass, merit or
distinction will be awarded.


Why study AAT at USP College?

  • All tutors are accountancy qualified.
  • AAT is a recognised and respected qualification in the accounting world, allowing a membership to a professional body.
  • Universal qualification.


What could I do next?

If you successfully complete Level 2 you can progress to Level 3 at USP College.

Careers in accounting and finance:

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll
  • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Trainee Accounts Technician
  • Tax Assistant/Trainee

Set up your own accountancy business



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