Online Microcredential in Business & Management

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

Launch a successful accounting career with AAT-certified training from e-Careers.

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Become an in-demand bookkeeper and accounting expert with AAT Level 2 training

Being an accounting professional can be a rewarding career. Not only can you make a big impact in a wide range of industries, but you can also gain highly transferable skills to enhance your own personal and professional development. 

Whether you're a fresh graduate eager to enter the field or a professional looking to move into a new role, this microcredential is a great entry point to begin and build a successful career in accounting.

In 12 months or less, you’ll gain the essential accounting skills and expertise needed to excel in various accounting and financial roles. You'll also discover vital bookkeeping and business frameworks, as well as technical training in accounting software.

Additionally, as e-Careers offers a fully supported approach to learning, you will not just have access to their innovative eLearning training platform, you’ll also benefit from their online hub, where you can join Live Online Sessions (including exam preparation and theory classes), request and access Tutor Support, view online Study Books to supplement your eLearning, and read Digital Study Resources (including Kaplan study books, workbooks, and Pocket Notes).

Grasp the basics of business and bookkeeping 

On this microcredential, you’ll explore both broader business concepts as well as specific accounting theories. First, you’ll start with an introduction to bookkeeping, specifically, how to set up bookkeeping systems, process payments, and maintain accounts.

As an accounting professional, understanding business frameworks is essential. With this AAT training, you’ll learn more about organisational structures, contract law, and corporate social responsibility.

Get confident about costing and controls

Understanding bookkeeping controls and costing is pivotal for advancing your career in financial management. On this microcredential, you’ll delve into both of these principles, exploring control accounts, bank reconciliation, and ethical journaling techniques. 

You’ll also develop your understanding of cost management, and be able to answer critical questions such as: How can I calculate company costs? What cost recording system function is used in my organisation? And how can I provide budget and cost information to stakeholders?

Become a sage at Sage Business Cloud

Unlike other AAT training courses, this microcredential offers Sage Business Cloud training and courseware.

Sage Business Cloud is a comprehensive suite of cloud-based accounting and financial management software solutions to:

  • Accounting and invoicing

  • Payroll management

  • Financial reporting and analysis

  • Inventory management

Mastering this accounting software provides you with a competitive edge in the industry, as it's widely used by businesses globally. 

Become Level 2 AAT certified with e-Careers’ award-winning eLearning model 

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the leading body for professional accountants. It’s widely recognised as setting the standard in accounting qualifications to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the field of finance and accounting. 

AAT-certified professionals are highly sought after by employers across various industries, making it the preferred choice for those pursuing a career in accounting.

In completing this microcredential, you’ll become a part of a global community of like-minded professionals who apply AAT excellence to drive their organisation and career forward.

e-Careers are one of the largest AAT providers in the country. They have helped over 625,000 people build their accounting skills and grow their careers with their bespoke support, expert-led content, and comprehensive resources.

How will the skills I learn advance my career?

The skills you learn on this microcredential can be directly applied to real-world finance and accounting situations you face in your career. By the end of it, you’ll be qualified for many entry-level accounting roles, such as:  

  • Accounts or payroll administrator

  • Purchase/sales ledger clerk

  • Accounts payable clerk

  • Bookkeeping assistant

  • Financial administrator 

  • Billing clerk

  • Junior accountant

Some essential skills you’ll gain from this microcredential include:

  • Processing payments and receipts

  • Preparing invoices

  • Reconciling bank statements

  • Setting up bookkeeping systems

  • Managing ledger accounts and payroll

  • Utilising Sage Business Cloud for accounting tasks

How will I be assessed?

This microcredential consists of four mandatory examinations, three that are computer-based and one that is synoptic. The exams will cover the following topics: 

  • Introduction to bookkeeping

  • Principles of bookkeeping controls

  • Principles of costing

  • The business environment

To help you prepare for these assessments, e-Careers offers revision sessions through their live, online classes, and practice tests on the units being assessed. 

Please note that assessment fees are not included in the cost of the programme and AAT exams will be held at separate exam centres.

What will I receive after completing this microcredential?

Upon completion of this microcredential, you’ll be AAT certified, giving you a competitive-edge amongst other candidates. You’ll also be eligible to gain membership into MAAT, an internationally recognised professional body in accounting and finance. 

If you’re interested in building off these skills and taking your career further, you can enrol in the next step of the AAT training pathway, the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and the AAT Level 4 in Professional Accounting.

With either of these qualifications, you can then apply for more senior accounting jobs, and gain AATQB status, making you a qualified Bookkeeper.

What skills will you learn?

  • Financial accounting
  • Financial administration
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial document preparation
  • Bank statement reconciliation
  • Costing principles
  • Sage Business Cloud
  • Communication
  • Payroll management
  • Financial analysis

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

There are no formal entry requirements to join this microcredential, and no prior experience in accounting or finance is necessary to complete the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting. However, you must be at least 16 years old or have parental/guardian consent if you are not currently of this age.

This course is also taught entirely in English, so it’s essential to have a strong understanding of the English language to be able to complete it successfully. It is also recommended you are comfortable with basic-level maths.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This microcredential is designed for aspiring accounting professionals looking to gain technical expertise and skills to land an entry-level job in the financial industry.

If you are interested in becoming a licensed bookkeeper, building your professional experience, or hoping to transition into an accounting/finance role, this microcredential may be particularly useful to you.

What you will receive

  • e-Careers’ industry-leading training platform offers a seamless eLearning experience that’s designed to provide one of the best learning experiences for AAT training.

  • This flexible microcredential offers you Unlimited tutor support 100% online delivery method, Access to additional study books and digital resources, Innovative training platform, Community support, AAT membership (additional cost) and Sage Business Cloud training, certificate, and software

  • Additionally, by taking this course, you are eligible for a TOTUM PRO Card.

World-class learning with e-Careers

At e-Careers, we are committed to transforming the training industry through innovative solutions that fuel professional growth and boost the economy. We are proud to offer engaging, effective, accessible, and affordable programs that address the widening skill gap in our rapidly changing world.

    This microcredential is endorsed by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)

    AAT is the Association of Accounting Technicians, the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians. And because the world is changing like never before, we never stand still.

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