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Accounting Level 2 (APT)

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

The AAT Cer­tifi­cate in Account­ing cov­ers how to work effec­tive­ly in finance using a range of basic account­ing prin­ci­ples and tech­niques, from cost­ing and dou­ble-entry book­keep­ing to using account­ing software.

This qual­i­fi­ca­tion is ide­al if you are new to finance, or if you are work­ing in an entry-lev­el finance role and look­ing to progress your career.

This qual­i­fi­ca­tion is suit­able for young peo­ple who have just left school as well as for adults return­ing to work after a break or for any­one wish­ing to change career. This qual­i­fi­ca­tion could help some­one who is already work­ing in an entry-lev­el finance role to progress in their career by offer­ing them devel­op­ment and for­mal recog­ni­tion of their skills.


What Does The Pro­gramme Include

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The AAT Cer­tifi­cate in Account­ing Lev­el 2 will pre­pare you for junior and entry lev­el account­ing roles. It deliv­ers a sol­id foun­da­tion in finance admin­is­tra­tion – cov­er­ing areas such as dou­ble entry book­keep­ing to basic cost­ing prin­ci­ples and using account­ing soft­ware. Most stu­dents will start with this qual­i­fi­ca­tion.
You will learn finance, accoun­tan­cy, busi­ness and com­mu­ni­ca­tions skills.

Intro­duc­tion to Book­keep­ing
Prin­ci­ples of Book­keep­ing Con­trols
Prin­ci­ples of Cost­ing
The Busi­ness Envi­ron­ment
Note: The syn­op­tic assess­ment or final exam will require you to apply knowl­edge and skills gained across the qual­i­fi­ca­tion and with­in a work­place context.

Poten­tial Future Career

What kind of job can I expect after com­plet­ing this qualification?

Accounts admin­is­tra­tor
Accounts Assis­tant
Accounts payable clerk
Purchase/​sales ledger clerk
Trainee account­ing tech­ni­cian
Trainee finance assistant


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I achieved A*, A*, A and secured a place at The Uni­ver­si­ty of Not­ting­ham to study The­o­ret­i­cal Physics and work towards my PHD.

Thomas Vincent



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