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About this course

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is a professional membership body. The AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping provides an entry point for anyone wishing to start a career in accountancy or finance. It may also support career progression for those already in employment by formally recognising their skills in manual bookkeeping. This course uses a blended learning approach with a mixture of on-line studies combined with classroom workshops


21 weeks part-time – 9 in class workshops, 13 on-line classes, 7 on-line practice sessions, 2 exams.

Evening workshops: Thursdays (set days only)        18:00 pm – 21:00 pm

February start:      5th February 2019 – 24th June 2019

Who is this programme for?

The AAT Accounting Qualifications provide practical, internationally recognised finance and accountancy skills that can open doors for you in any industry across the world. Whether you’re looking for your first job in accountancy, or simply want to enhance your existing accounting skills, AAT will give you the training you need.


£434 tuition, £90 assessment fees and £44 AAT registration fee.


Tuition £434
Exam £95
Registration £46

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

How will I be taught?

Study Method – Online and On Campus

  • Online video lectures are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer, meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to enhance the learning experience further. Students will be expected to undertake 6 hours of additional study every week out of college.
  • On campus, you benefit from regular college classes – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Experienced tutors will discuss and reinforce what you have learnt during your online study and are on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Discussion and debate with classmates will help you apply theories to situations you face in the workplace.
  • You will be provided with on line material supplied by Mindful Education, supported by regular workshops every two weeks at the college. The course is specifically designed to be more flexible than attending two evenings or one day a week. 
  • You will be required to complete the on-line sessions before attending the relevant workshops. You will be provided with a detailed schedule during induction and help is available via email if you encounter problems between workshops. To get the best out of your studies you need to be focused and manage your time effectively, but studying on line through a blended learning approach does give you flexibility to manage your time in a way that suits you with the added benefit of monitoring and workshops.
  • On-line completion and attendance at workshops will be monitored and noncompliance will result in withdrawal from the course without a refund.  You must therefore, think carefully about whether or not you can commit to the required hours. You will be required to sign a learning agreement to confirm you understand these rules.

What modules are covered?

The subjects of the course are set in accordance with the Financial Skills Partnership (FSP) National Occupational Standards as follows:

  • BTRN           Bookkeeping Transactions
  • BKCL            Bookkeeping Controls

How will I be assessed?

After the initial weeks of tuition you will complete computer based assessments set by the AAT and arranged in conjunction with your lecturer. There is a programme of support and revision for these assessments and you will be fully equipped to achieve. You will be given an exam date and a second opportunity to re-sit if you do not pass first time. After that you must re-join as a new student and pay again for the course.

AAT Benefits

AAT offers a range of benefits for student members (including study support, career advice to help find the perfect job and exclusive discounts), as well as a route into chartered accountancy. If you choose to further your studies with one of the leading chartered professional bodies, such as ACCA, CIPFA or CIMA, your AAT qualifications will give you generous exemptions.

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What Next?

Successful completion of the Level 2 Certificate gives entry to the Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting or if you gain a distinction profile in your two bookkeeping exams, you could be considered suitable for the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. This would be at the discretion of the teaching team and your performance on the course, including attendance, contribution to workshop sessions and completion of on-line material will be part of this decision. 

About AAT

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is a professional membership body. Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is a professional qualification that will add credibility to your accounting knowledge.

Please contact the accounting team for further information at:

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

Entry requirements are level 2 grade c (4) or above in Maths and English or have achieved the level 1 introductory award in accounting.  You will be required to register with the AAT and instructions are given at your induction on how to do this.

Employer Links

AAT has been offered at Farnborough College for 30 years plus which provides the college with a wide base of past and present employers. The AAT courses are offered on a part-time basis to adults and apprentices.

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Start Dates

Stage 9625/191OFA
Mode Part Time
Year Year 1
Duration Days
Days THU
Time 18:00 - 21:00
Start 06/02/2020
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