AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping - Level 2 (Online Learning)

Entry Level

Subject Area Business

School NCG Direct

Attendance Distance Learning


The AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is the UK’s leading professional body for accounting technicians, working across the globe with around 125,000 members in more than 90 countries. AAT members are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world, including students, people already working in accountancy and self-employed business owners.

AAT accounting qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised. organisations such as Sainsbury’s, P&G, Morgan Stanley, the Ministry of Defence and many more continue to hire AAT qualified members for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, because AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism.

In short, an AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world, and provides you with a professional status you can be proud of.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk for more information.
Duration: 12 Weeks
Venue: Distance Learning

Who the course is for

If you want to become a professional bookkeeper, the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping will give you the skills and essential knowledge you need to manage books effectively. The course offers a solid introduction to manual double entry bookkeeping, including associated documents and processes, up to Trial Balance standard, providing a great starting point for anyone wishing to start a career in the accounting industry.

Qualification Gained

AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2)

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.


Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

Bookkeeping transactions
• Understanding double-entry bookkeeping, integrating books of prime entry and describing coding system functions.
• Understanding discounts and settlement, trade and bulk discount differences.
• Preparing and processing customer and supplier invoices and credit notes.
• Totalling and balancing a 3-column analysed cash book.
• Totalling, balancing and reconciling petty cash records within an analysed petty cash book.
• Processing ledger transactions and extracting a trial balance.

Bookkeeping Controls

• Understanding the purpose and use of control accounts and journals.
• Maintaining and using control accounts and the journal.
• Reconciling a bank statement with the cash book.
• Understanding the banking process and main services of banks and building societies.
• Understanding requirements of retention and storage relating to banking documents

Learning Methods

A Personal On-line Tutor who will guide and support you through your studies. Learner view is where you can access your course site, set targets, view tutor notes and access assessments grades.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed using a range of methods including written assignments and exams.

Progression Opportunities

After successfully completing the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping you could consider progressing onto the Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) or complete the remaining modules to achieve the Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2).

Career Opportunities

The roles you are qualified to perform after completing this qualification include:
Bookkeeper | Accounts Clerk.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

The price of this course is £395.00 – This includes all tuition fees and materials.

Please note, Learners are required to pay for the AAT subscription fee and their 2 assessment fees. For up to date information on these prices as well as to identify a local test centre please visit the AAT website https://www.aat.org.uk/

For further information please contact NCG Direct on 0191 2266313

Additional Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.