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AAT Foundation (level 2) Certificate in Accounting


You will learn crucial skills such as how to record financial transactions using double entry bookkeeping, how to make journal adjustments and how to understand basic costing principles. With a current pass rate of 93% coupled with our award-winning online learning platform and outstanding learner support from qualified Tutors and dedicated Advisors, there is no better learning provider to study an AAT course with.


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Introduction to AAT

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is the world’s leading professional body for accounting with over 130,000 members worldwide. Their qualifications are developed in consultation with employers and will equip you with the key financial skills modern businesses are currently looking for, plus they are the perfect starting point for a successful, rewarding career in accounting and finance.

Why study AAT with EIMF?

  • EIMF is an AAT approved training partner
  • Fully online learning
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Award winning learner management system (LMS)
  • Learn from anywhere, any time
  • Immediate start
  • Access to practice questions and mock assessments
  • Ideal if you have no or minimal accounting experience
  • Leads to entry-level roles such as Accounts Assistant


Unit 1: Bookkeeping Transactions

This unit introduces you to the double-entry bookkeeping system and the associated documents and processes. You will gain an understanding of financial transactions within a bookkeeping system as well as the processing of customer transactions, supplier transactions and receipts and payments.

Unit 2: Bookkeeping Controls

This unit will provide you with an understanding of payment methods, controls in a bookkeeping system and control accounts. You will also look at using the journal and how to reconcile a bank statement with the cash book.

Unit 3: Elements of costing

This unit will provide you with an understanding of the cost recording system within an organisation, how to use cost recording techniques and provide information on actual and budgeted costs and income.

Unit 4: Using Accounting Software

In this unit you will work with learning resources that are provided by SAGE and will receive a login to access these. You will sit a test and achieve the SAGE 50 certificate.

Unit 5: Work Effectively in Finance

This unit will present an introduction to the foundation synoptic assessment (FYSA) and will provide you with an understanding of the finance function within an organisation, using personal skills development in finance, and producing work effectively.

Additional synoptic assessment preparation unit

This is an additional bonus revision unit to prepare you for the synoptic assessment. This additional unit includes revision sections for the key topics in Unit 1, 2 and 3.

Additional fees

AAT Registration & Annual Student Membership, AAT Exams and exam centre administration.

  • AAT student admission £48 One-off fee
  • AAT student annual membership £99 – UK student

Booking your exams

Exams can only be booked via AAT directly, and fees may vary slightly dependent on test centre.

  • Average cost is £60-85 per exam
  • Fees are payable directly to the AAT Approved assessment venue

Registration and Access

Once you complete online purchase you will receive confirmation of account activation. Please allow 48 hours to get access to all the modules and for your eLearning account to be set up. You will have access to all the modules for 1 year.