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AAT Accounting — Level 2 Certificate (Aged 19+)

Business and Professional Services

Course ID: 174917

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • 1 year course.
  • Level 2 Foundation Certificate.
  • Ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in the Accounting & Finance sector.
  • Study the basics of accounting and finance and boost your skill set.
  • You can progress to a Level 3 Advanced Diploma with us.
  • Recieve support from our dedicated and experienced teaching team.
  • Utilise our excellent facilities and reach your full learning potential.

What to expect from the course

The aim of this qualification is to introduce you to basic accounting and finance skills.

This is a vocationally related, credit-based qualification that provides a valuable opportunity for you to develop skills, gain underpinning knowledge and understanding, as well as offering you further progression in the accounting and finance sectors.

It can be a standalone qualification or a vehicle for progression to the Level Three Advanced Diploma.

The course is designed for students who are 19 years or older and is suited to:

• Those students who have successfully completed the Level One Award in Bookkeeping
• Those who work in accounts and would like a formal qualification in the field
• Students who would like to acquire new skills to help with a change in career
• Learners who would like to become a graduate member of the AAT and eventually progress to chartered
status in the accountancy profession.

Once you have enrolled on the course, it is essential that you register with the AAT so that you can sit the AAT online assessments and access study resources.

The course modules include:

Module 1 - Bookkeeping Transaction
Module 2 – Bookkeeping Control
Module 3 – Elements of Costings
Module 4 – Using Accounting Software
Module 5 and 6 extend your learning further.


Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT): Level Two Foundation Certificate in Accounting.

Why study with us?

At the heart of the city centre, you will have opportunities to gain work experience as part of your course. You will also have access to specialist teachers and a new exam suite that provides a top of the range learning environment.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

AAT level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Careers that lead on from this type of course can include:

An accounts administrator
An accounts assistant
An accounts payable clerk
A purchase/sales ledger clerk
A trainee accounting technician
A trainee finance assistant

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

You must be aged 19 or over.

GCSE English Language and Mathematics.

Level One Award in Bookkeeping or relevant work experience in the accounting or finance sector - which is at the discretion of the course tutor.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £21,225 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 1200.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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