Syllabus for the AAT Bookkeeping Level 2 & 3 course

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AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
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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
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