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Course Code: NFVAC011

Course Level: Level 2

Study Mode: Full-Time

Course Type: Vocational Courses

Course overview

Discover the essentials of accounting through our AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate course. Designed for future accountants, this program delves into double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing, and computerised accounting software. Acquire vital skills for a successful career in accounting. Enroll now and begin your path to becoming a successful accounting professional.

The aim of the course is to offer you the opportunity to gain the skills demanded by employers in accounting and finance, whilst achieving an internationally recognised qualification that could ultimately lead to the full AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Accounting Qualification and full AAT membership.

You will attend the College on a full-time basis over one year. There will also be study time to enable you to consolidate the work carried out in lectures.

All units are mandatory and the subjects include;

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Control Accounts
  • Principles of Costing
  • Business Awareness
  • Sage Computerised Accounts
  • Sage Payroll

Work Experience

You will be required to undertake a 2 week, block, work experience placement to embed your knowledge in a practical environment.


Alongside your course, if you have just missed out on a GCSE grade 4, you will have the opportunity to study English to improve your skills in this vital subject by attending structured weekly sessions as part of your timetable.

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including a grade 4 or above in maths.
If you do not have these qualifications and are keen to join the course, we will be happy to consider and advise you individually.

You are assessed against the standards of competence laid down by the AAT, you will need to achieve a minimum of 70 per cent in all of the computer-based assessments.

If you wish to find out more you can contact Jo Furnival, Curriculum Leader for Accounting by emailing or calling 01782 254244

After successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma many students progress to our AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting, often as part of an apprenticeship programme. Alternative Level 3 qualifications in business & associated areas are also possible.

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £26,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit

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You learn through experiencing a varied programme which includes activities, solving simulated problems, lectures, group work, discussions and attempting past examinations. You will also be required to study away from lectures to ensure exam success. To help you there is a course team of friendly, approachable tutors committed to your success who will encourage you to use the College's extensive resources including computer facilities, library, private study area and careers and counselling service.