AAT L2 Cert in Accounting: Eve (Online and Virtual Campus)

Course overview

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation course is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills.

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in a virtual classroom environment.

This Level 2 course is part-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.

Please note: The course starts on Friday October 2024.

Virtual classroom attendance is fortnightly, on every other Friday 6-7:30pm  


This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry-level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration, covering areas such as double-entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software.

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience, and the all-important certification often sought by employers.

Units of Study
The Level 2 course covers a range of key areas, including:

  • Introduction to bookkeeping
  • Principles of bookkeeping
  • Principles of costing
  • The business environment

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

Study Method – Online and Virtual Classroom 

We have partnered with Mindful Education, to deliver this course through our flexible Online and Virtual Classroom 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. 

Virtual Classroom sessions are a key element of the course, and you will benefit from regular sessions with a college tutor. 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 discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group. 

All AAT Online takes place remotely. However, you are required to sit 4 end of module exams at one of our campuses. Dates to be confirmed.

  • Unit 1 exam in December
  • Unit 2 exam in February
  • Unit 3 exam in May
  • Unit 4 exam in July

Students should select ONE college location as there is a charge for an additional/change of location.

  • Banbury & Bicester College – OX16 9QA
  • Bracknell & Wokingham College – RG12 1DJ
  • City of Oxford College – OX1 1SA
  • Guildford College – GU1 1EZ
  • Reading College – RG1 4HJ

There are no qualification entry requirements for this course.

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher levels of the AAT Accounting Qualifications (Level 3 and then on to Level 4). Under the Free Courses for Jobs 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.

Career opportunities
The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this qualification will qualify you for roles including Accounts Assistant, Finance Assistant, Credit Control Assistant or Purchase Ledger Clerk.

As a student on this course you will be able to access the facilities and services at all Activate Learning college campuses. For locations, visit www.activatelearning.ac.uk

Please note: The course starts on Friday 4th October 2024.

Virtual classroom attendance is fortnightly, on every other Friday 6-7:30pm

Course Starts in 84 Days
  • 4 October 2024 - 25 July 2025
  • 18:00 - 19:30
  • Friday
  • 1 Year
    • £1225
Apply now

Alternatively enrol by phone quoting 5BEACFBP2R or ask a question

Meet the tutors

We want our learners to feel welcome, safe and at ease when attending our classes, especially if this is your first time attending an adult education class or if you're coming back to education after a break.
If you're interested in one of courses, meet our tutors first! You'll see they have similar passions and interests and, most importantly, the right qualifications to help you make the most of your time and money.