The Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is ideal for anyone wishing to study accountancy and finance alongside a range of complementary business and personal skills.
The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is to offer the foundation accounting knowledge needed to progress to employment or further study in accountancy and finance, alongside business and personal skills that are transferable to any sector and additional business knowledge relevant to accountancy.
The qualification offers a broader focus across several subject areas which enhances employability.
This course is the entry qualification for the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.
The Level 2 Certificate in Accounting covers a broad range of core accounting skills, as well as
accountancy-related business skills and personal skills. Key themes have also been introduced
throughout the suite of accounting qualifications, including technology, ethics, sustainability and
You will study the following areas:
• Introduction to Bookkeeping
• Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
• Principles of Costing
• The Business Environment
All assessments are computer-based tests and projects which will be scheduled by East Sussex College but set and marked by the AAT. Assessments are time limited and take place at East Sussex College under controlled conditions.
A Level 2 Certificate in Accounting issued by the AAT, the professional body for accounting technicians.
This course can provide a pathway to the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.
The Level 2 Certificate in Accounting can lead to employment as:
• Accounts Administrator
• Accounts Assistant
• Accounts Payable Clerk
• Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
• Trainee Accounting Technician
• Trainee Finance Assistant.
You will be required to purchase your textbooks and a reading list will be provided prior to the start of the course along with discount codes for the publishers. The cost of books is approximately £120 when purchased new. These books are essential for successful completion of the course.
You will also need to pay an AAT registration fee directly to the AAT of £172. You will be provided with information about how to do this on the first day of the course.
Suitably employed students can also apply for a funded or part-funded apprenticeship in accounting on a day release basis. Applicants who wish to pursue this route but are not employed, will be advised on, and supported with, job applications. Please ask for further information about the apprenticeship route.