Accounting; AAT; taxation
Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
12 Months

The AAT qualification provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to work in an accounting environment, and is the ideal qualification for anyone wanting to work as an accounting technician. The requirements of this course are based on nationally agreed standards of competence. This course is ideally suited for those who already have a basic knowledge of the accounting environment, either through previous study or through practical experience.

What will I learn?


Units include:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Controls
  • Costings
  • Working effectively in Finance
  • Using Accounting Software.

How will I be taught?

You will be based with your employer four days per week and attend Preston’s College one day per week. Classes will be taught by experienced professionals through a range of classroom activities designed to apply your learning to real life situations.

How will I be assessed?

  • Online assessments 
  • A synoptic end test
  • A review every 12 weeks 

What can I do next?

Apprentices may be able to progress onto Level 3 or 4 Apprenticeship standards with Preston’s College including:

Is there anything else I need to know?

September Starts Only.

Duration: 12 months

Entry Requirements


All Apprenticeships require an initial assessment, interview and employment in the industry. Level 2 applicants are required to hold a GCSE Grade 2 (formerly grade E) or above in Maths, English and ICT (or equivalent) or be prepared to work towards Maths, English and ICT Level 1 Functional Skills.

If the start date for your course has already passed we may still be able to accommodate you.

Any questions? Just ask!

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