Foundation certificate in accounting


The Foundation Certificate in Accounting (sometimes known as Level 2) is the AAT’s entry level qualification, made up of five modules in bookkeeping and finance.

Alternatively students can complete the Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping qualification, which comprises the two bookkeeping exams, and then progress directly to the Advanced Diploma. Most students complete this level in 6 – 9 months.


  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements Of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Foundation Synoptic

Key Facts

  • Classroom or blended learning
  • Entry level qualification
  • Takes between 6 months & 1 year to complete