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AAT Bookkeeping Level 2 & 3

Rapidly develop the core bookkeeping skills every business needs

  • Ideal if you have little or no bookkeeping experience but are looking to advance quickly
  • Leads to roles such as Bookkeeper and Finance Assistant

Gain AAT Bookkeeper status with the AAT Bookkeeping Level 2 & 3 course

AAT Bookkeeping courses offer you an accredited route into bookkeeping if you have little or no experience. Choosing online bookkeeping training allows you to gain a professional qualification from home and around your current commitments.

Who is it for? Bookkeeping beginners looking to develop quickly on to an advanced level

Qualification AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2) & AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 3)

Location Online Learning

Duration Tutoring: 12 months Typical duration: 11 months

What is the AAT Bookkeeping Level 2 & 3 course?

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) are the UK’s awarding body for skills-based accounting and bookkeeping qualifications, which are respected worldwide as a high standard of students’ skills and capabilities.

If you’re looking to rapidly develop bookkeeping skills to a high level, the AAT Level 2 & 3 Bookkeeping course will complete the AAT Bookkeeping pathway in one continuous study period. You’ll start by building a solid foundation of the basics of bookkeeping before moving on to more advanced and complex skills. Once you’ve passed your online Bookkeeping Level 2 & 3 course you’ll be eligible for AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status, and will have the option of progressing on to the AAT Accountancy pathway.

All our AAT courses now come with a free Xero Advisor Certification short course. Learn the basics of this industry-leading online accounting software and improve your employability even further. With a 61% increase in the past year of accountancy job listings on reed.co.uk requiring knowledge of Xero in the specification, you can get ahead of the competition with this bonus qualification!

Enrol now and receive a 12 month AAT subscription worth £44 for free.

What is included with the AAT Bookkeeping Level 2 & 3 qualification?

Your course includes everything you need to succeed:

  • 24-hour access to your online campus, accessible on mobile and tablet
  • Course textbooks for each unit (hard copy and online)
  • Xero Advisor certification short course for learning the basics of Xero online accounting software
  • Dedicated tutor and community team to support you throughout the course
  • Regular online live classes with your tutor and classmates
  • Revision classes, assignment marking and feedback to help you improve
  • Free TOTUM card – the definitive student discount card with a range of exclusive discounts
  • Free 12-month AAT Subscription (required to sit exams) worth £44

We believe you shouldn’t have to pay extra essentials like revision and assignment marking. That’s why we include everything above in the price. The only additional costs are your exam fees, which you are required to pay directly to the AAT.

Why AVADO?

At AVADO, we create inspiring learning experiences that are all about your success. With our 26 years’ experience and award-winning learning design, we have grown into the UK’s most chosen online AAT course provider.

Chosen by students, chosen by AAT
Not only do more students pass online AAT qualifications with us than any other training provider, but we were also awarded Distance Learning Provider of the Year at the AAT Training Provider Awards 2018.

An online platform built around you
Designed to work on your mobile and featuring bite-sized content so that you can learn as you go. Learn at your own pace but with structured milestones to keep you on track.

Going the extra mile for employability
With AVADO you don’t just get a highly-respected AAT qualification; we also give you a free Xero Advisor Certification to build your practical skills with online accounting software.

Great teachers and inspiring content
Your own dedicated tutor, hand-picked for their expertise, is available by phone or email. Access a range of engaging content including videos, quizzes and live classes.

Support every step of the way as you learn with others
Your tutor and community team are here for you whenever you need them. And, because you learn online with other students, you’ll never be short of inspiration and motivation!

Affordable price plans
Payment packages to suit your budget with a flexible range of interest-free monthly instalment options. Click here for full terms and conditions.

Prerequisites for the AAT Bookkeeping Level 2 & 3 qualification

Although this combined course begins with an entry level qualification, we advise that you have formal academic qualifications in mathematics and English, or formal work experience. We will work with you to ensure this level is right for you by asking you to take AAT’s Skillcheck test if you do not have formal academic or work experience.

The following entry requirements apply:

  • You must be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement
  • You must have a solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language)
  • You must have access to a computer or other internet enabled device and a reliable Internet connection, plus basic computer skills
  • You must be able to attend all exams at an AAT Approved centre. Students outside the UK will incur an additional cost for international postage of textbooks

Career path for the AAT Bookkeeping Level 2 & 3 qualification

AAT Bookkeeping Level 2 & 3 will teach you the basics before moving on to advanced bookkeeping functions, which will allow you to take on further responsibility either in your current role or a new one. Having this qualification on your CV will show employers that as well as being highly knowledgeable about the bookkeeping function, you are also committed to the profession.

This course completes the AAT Bookkeeping pathway and will allow you to apply for AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status. This will allow you to work as a respected freelance Bookkeeper, charging by the hour for your services.

Completing AAT Bookkeeping qualifications will also give you exemptions from the relevant bookkeeping units of the AAT Accountancy Pathway, meaning you’ll have a fast track route into the accountancy profession if you choose to progress your career even further.

Here are a couple of roles you’ll be eligible for after gaining this qualification:

BookkeeperFinance Assistant
£25,000*£25,000*

*Average UK salary data from Totaljobs Salary Checker, April 2017

Syllabus

The AAT Level 2 & 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping (Advanced) will teach you both basic and advanced bookkeeping concepts and skills, as well as spreadsheets and software use. Topics covered include double-entry bookkeeping and financial statements.

We translate the syllabus that the AAT sets into a combination of activities, classes, and other content to ensure you get the best learning experience possible.

The combined Level 2 & 3 course contains five units in total: two from Level 2 and three from Level 3. During the course you will take five computer-based assessments, which will be held at an approved exam centre.

The AAT Bookkeeping Level 2 qualification consists of two units:

1. Bookkeeping Transactions
Review double-entry processes and business documentation, trial balances, the cashbook, reconciling a supplier’s statement, discounted transactions and payment records.

2. Bookkeeping Controls
Be able to prepare control accounts, use journals, understand the banking system, and manage cash books, petty cash and control accounts.

The AAT Bookkeeping Level 3 qualification consists of three units:

1. Advanced Bookkeeping
Be able to use a sub-divided accounting system to prepare trial balances and reconciliations, comprise the valuation of inventory, prepare accounts for irrecoverable debts and understand the disposal of non-current assets.

2. Final Accounts Preparation
Learn how to prepare accounts for different business types, record changes in the structure of a partnership and prepare final accounts from incomplete records.

3. Indirect Tax
Discover further elements to VAT legislation governing costs and learn how to prepare a VAT tax return.

Also included in your course is a free Xero Advisor Certification short course. You will learn the basics of using Xero’s cloud-based accounting software, giving your CV another edge in a competitive job market.

Key course information:

  • Accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • Level 3 qualification – comparable to an A level qualification
  • Five computer-based exams taken at an external test centre
  • Typically complete within 12 months
  • Free Xero Advisor certification

Financial Options

If you are funding your own studies, you can pay in full immediately or split your course fees over two or three instalments at no extra charge.

We can now offer you 0% finance on payment plans of up to 12 months, letting you spread the cost of your course without incurring any additional charges.*

You can also apply for our 24, 36, or 48-month payment plans offered by our finance provider Omni Capital*, with representative APR 12.9%. Take a look at a representative APR Example or enquire now and speak to one of our Course Advisors.

We can also work with you to build a business case to apply for employer funding and can even speak to your company directly if you’d like. For more information, give one of our Course Advisors a call.

*Click here for more representative examples and for full terms and conditions.

“AVADO take the “distant” out of distance learning. They provide high levels of support and receive strong student engagement as a result, while they encourage progression through the entire AAT qualification.”

Nicky Fisher, AAT Past President

“This course has that structure and pace that is manageable and most importantly keeps me constantly engaged. I like that you can easily contact the tutor by phone or email and talk to classmates on the student forum giving each other tips and encouraging each other to push through.”

Sarah Eve Tucker, AAT Graduate

Course Awards

Award-winning learning

We're proud to have won numerous awards with our AAT courses.