Accounting

This short course, studied over four months, will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to manage books effectively – including double entry bookkeeping, and associated documents and processes, up to Trial Balance standard.
On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting, or those who are looking to pursue accountancy as a career, to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.

This qualification can be used as a fast track to the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

Units of Study

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls

    Learning outcomes:
    The Level 2 course covers a range of key areas, including:
  • Understand financial transactions within a bookkeeping system
  • Process customer transactions
  • Process supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Process transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance
  • Understand controls in a bookkeeping system
  • Use control accounts
  • Use the journal
  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book

    You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.
  • Entry requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this course but previous knowledge of accounting or a Level 1 Bookkeeping qualification would be advantageous but not essential. A good level of English is required.
    No interview required.

  • Who is the course for?

    AAT Level 2 foundation certificate in Bookkeeping (Association of Accounting Technicians) course is an entry-level bookkeeping qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic bookkeeping principles and skills.
    This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.
    This Level 2 course is part-funded/fully-funded* , so the cost for students is reduced.
    On successful completion of this course, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Please see information on progression below.

  • Study methods

    We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model.

    Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which 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. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 4-5 hours studying independently online each week.

    On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussions with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.

  • How is the course assessed?

    This course is assessed through a total of two computer-based exams, one taken at the end of each unit.

  • More information


    Course duration is 16 weeks, part-time, which includes the following 2 units:

    Bookkeeping Transaction: On campus (Uxbridge College) 4 in class workshops, classroom attendance is fortnightly, on every other Tuesday, Time 5:30pm to 8:30pm. and 4 weeks off campus with on-line lessons followed by an exam.

    Bookkeeping Control: On campus (Uxbridge College) 4 in class workshops, classroom attendance is fortnightly, on every other Tuesday, Time 5:30pm to 8:30pm. and 4 weeks off campus with on-line
    lessons followed by an exam.

    • On-line lessons are not live sessions, it will be a mixture of pre-recorded videos, practice questions and practice assessments. Full instructions of how to access and complete the tasks online will be provided during the induction.
  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this qualification will qualify you for roles including Clerical Assistant, Trainee Bookkeeper, Accounts Clerk, Finance Assistant and Accounts Administrator.

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    On successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher levels of the AAT Accounting Qualification (Level 3 and then on to Level 4).
    Students completing the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping may wish to go on and complete the full AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting. If you do choose to continue your studies in this way, then your achievements in the Bookkeeping qualification are carried over to the longer Accounting qualification.

    Under the National Skills Fund initiative, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of your Level 3 study. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.

  • How to apply

    To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

    >> Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
    >>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
    Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Course starting Oct 2022

Starts 3 October 2022

Duration 8 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Monday
18:00 - 21:00