AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping

The AAT 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.

Manual bookkeeping underpins all accountancy and finance roles. Studying the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping helps students to develop a strong foundation of bookkeeping knowledge and skills needed to work in accountancy and finance or to go on to study higher-level bookkeeping or accountancy. Students completing this qualification will be able to confidently carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks.

About the Course

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping. However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths. The qualification is composed of two mandatory units, assessed in two end-of-unit assessments:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls

Course duration: 12-16 Weeks

Delivery: Classroom and online

Blended Delivery Model

New City College works in partnership with Mindful Education to deliver an innovative, high-quality, and flexible training programme that empowers learners minimises disruption to employers, and produces tangible results in the workplace.

Learners will benefit from bespoke, high-quality, and contemporary content. All course materials are available on-demand, learners can then access, revisit or revise at their convenience. Learners also benefit from classroom sessions at one of New City College’s campuses where they can interact on set projects and assessments, discuss concepts, and exchange ideas face-to-face.

The blended training model also allows us to structure and schedule learning to suit large and national employer requirements. Delivery can be aligned with the organisations training strategy including branded course materials, a focus on the organisation’s culture, and classroom sessions delivered on the employer site. Perfect for businesses that have a number of delegates suitable for management training but want to keep the programme in-house and organisationally centered. This will aid communication among teams, increase awareness of best practices and influence the behaviours expected of the business’s leadership.


AAT is the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians offering practical real-world qualifications. AAT qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised. An AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world and provides you with a professional status you can be proud of.

What could this qualification lead to?

Completing this qualification will develop the underpinning skills required in all accountancy and finance roles. Using bookkeeping skills to confidently perform accounting transactions and understand how to process financial information in accordance with set procedures and schedules. The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping can lead to further study in bookkeeping or accountancy or to employment as:

  • Clerical assistant
  • Trainee bookkeeper
  • Accounts clerk
  • Finance assistant
  • Accounts administrator

Course cost: £550

If you would like further information on an individual application or you are an employer that wants to start planning your future training needs please get in touch – call 020 7613 9031 or e-mail commercial@ncclondon.ac.uk

We will talk you through the enrolment process, and provide any information you need.