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Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (AAT)

  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length34 Weeks
  3. Type of CoursePart Time
  4. Week Commencing05-09-2022
  5. Annual Fee£866

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The Details

This level 2 course, offered as either an afternoon or evening programme, will start to develop your skills in double entry bookkeeping along with an understanding of administrative processes.

It is predominantly targeted towards manual accounting but there is also an element of computerised accounting to introduce you to the subject and other related software applications. You will learn how to work with the purchase ledger, sales ledger and general ledger, and will also gain a basic understanding of costing.

Level 2 consists of the following modules:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Booking Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Working Effectively in Finance.

    Four of the modules are assessed by online supervised exams authorised and assessed by the AAT. There will also be a summative synoptic assessment that covers all units except computerised accounting.

    Other Important Info

  • Courses are classroom-based and lessons are a combination of theory and practical exercises
  • Homework will also be set each week
  • The course fee does not include registration with the AAT, which must be completed within four weeks of starting your course (at the very latest). Information and prices can be found at
  • Any re-sits will be charged at the rate set by the AAT at the time
  • Textbooks will be required for the level 2 Certificate course; information and prices can be found on

    Future Prospects

    On completion of the level 2 course you can progress to the level 3 and level 4 Diplomas in Accounting.

    Entry Requirements

    You will need to have a good level of general education with good literacy and numeracy skills. You will be required to undertake a short test to check your current skill levels in these areas.

    Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training.
  • Our career advisers booked 1024 careers interviews in 2019-2020! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      James Marshall-Loughran

      I chose Accountancy as I want a career in finance and I thought this would be a good place to start. The units I’m covering at the moment are book-keeping transactions which is to do with the general ledger and where things get recorded. I’ve most enjoyed elements of costing for goods and services which we did last term. Theresa is ...