Are you thinking of achieving AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2?

AAT bookkeeping qualification is suitable for almost everyone who wants to join the accounting and finance sector. You will learn essential bookkeeping skills. Uniquely, KBM will provide you with an opportunity to study theories and practically apply your knowledge in a workplace environment. It means, through a blend of theory and practical training, you will achieve the required capability to perform a job role as a bookkeeper. You will gain confidence through accountancy work experience. It will boost your employability potential in the UK and worldwide. KBM's qualified accountants and certified tutors will also help you in preparing for exams and assessment.


At completion, you will become capable to confidently process daily transactions in a manual and computerised bookkeeping system. You will gain thorough learning of the traditional double-entry bookkeeping system underpinning worldwide accountancy processes. It is also suitable if you have some practical experience in accountancy and want to gain an accredited qualification in bookkeeping. The course is especially perfect if you:

  • are already working in accountancy and looking for formal recognition of your skills
  • have an interest in bookkeeping services for businesses/clients and want to become a professional bookkeeper
  • want to work in bookkeeping as part of a company's accounts department
  • are not in employment or training but wish to gain skills to perform at the workplace

You will gain skills and knowledge to understand double-entry bookkeeping and other allied processes. The qualification makes you capable of maintaining the journal and control accounts, reconciling balances and making corrections, and redrafting the trial balance. Alongside, KBM will prepare you for digital accounting. Our accounting experts will help you learn Sage, QuickBooks, SAP, SAPA, SAGE Compliance, Excel, Xero and Sage One.

This practical training programme is also perfect if you are looking to start your business. You will gain knowledge and essential skills to manage your accounting books accurately. By gaining this level 2 qualification, you will become eligible for AAT level 3 Accounting or Bookkeeping progression.

What does the course involve?

You will need to sit for two external exams on a pre-scheduled date. You can also get exams re-sits immediately. You will gain bookkeeping knowledge and skills by covering the following topics:

  • Double-entry bookkeeping
  • Accounting for sales and purchase
  • Maintaining a cashbook
  • Maintaining a petty cashbook
  • Journals
  • Preparing a trial balance
  • Control accounts
  • Reconciliations and suspense account
  • Banking system

How much can I earn?

You can earn from £15,000 to £28,000 annually, depending on your experience.

What is entry requirements?

This AAT level 2 bookkeeping qualification does not require any formal requirement for entry. It requires only essential numeracy and literacy skills.

What is the course duration?

It usually takes around 12 months, but you can complete it as quickly as six months with an average of 6-8 hours of study weekly.

What next after completion?

At completion, you can pursue many job opportunities in the accounting and finance sectors. You will become a job-ready candidate for the positions like:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Administrator
  • Clerical Assistant
  • Finance Assistant
  • Trainee Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Clerk

Alongside, you will become eligible to progress towards AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping.

How is the course assessed?

AAT use computer-based assessments (CBAs) for this course. CBA is a modern assessment method. It directly reflects the practical tasks you are currently performing or perform in the workplace in future. CBAs are incredibly flexible; you can sit for assessments when you are ready. You will get a result at the spot.

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