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AAT L2 Cert in Accounting 
Study Mode
Business Services & Enterprise 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
A minimum of A* - C grades in GCSE English and Mathematics (or Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy).

About the Course

This Level 2 AAT qualification is the first step of our professional accounting programme.

The course covers a range of basic accounting practices and techniques, from costing and double-entry bookkeeping to computerised accounting.

As a professional body, membership of AAT is required from the start of the course (during the first week your tutors will guide you through this process); this opens up opportunities to attend local branch activities and events.


Please note that the fees for this course as of September 2019 will be £1,265.

Enrolment for January Starts

For prospective students who wish to start this course in Januaray 2020 we are offering a drop-in enrolment session at City Campus on Wednesday 8th January (4.30pm - 7pm). Please bring proof of ID, any relevant qualification certificates and means of payment with you to the enrolment session. 

Course Content

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Work Effectively in Finance
  • Using Accounting Software

Where does this Lead


Future Opportunities

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualifications open up huge opportunities nationally and internationally. The qualifications are recognised throughout the world; from small local enterprises to the biggest multinationals, there is a demand for qualified accounting staff. 

You can progress in your career by gaining further AAT qualifications at Level 3 and 4. All the UK professional accountancy bodies recognise the AAT accounting qualification and may offer AAT members exemptions.

Tell Me More

The Sheffield College was awarded Winner of the 2015 AAT Award for Training Provider of the Year (Medium).

Entry Requirements

A minimum of A* - C grades in GCSE English and Mathematics (or Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy).

Extra Costs

You will need a textbook  for each unit. Your tutor will advise you on the cheapest source at the start of the course, and you are advised to budget around £75 for these books. Limited textbooks are available in the college LRC for short term loans.

Professional membership of AAT is a requirement (£135 for the first year) and examination resits carry an additional charge (approximately £60).




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