AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

Why not pursue a career as an accounting technician.

Level: 2

Duration: This is a one year part time course. One full day per week or two evenings.

Venues: Lincoln, Newark

Course Code: AATCT2ACC

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Course description

The AAT Education and Training Scheme offers 3 levels of study:  Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and Level 4 Diploma in Accounting.  Students can commence study at the Certificate level with no previous accounting experience.  Students must register with the AAT to be eligible to sit the examinations.

This programme is also available as an Apprenticeship giving young people aged 16 and over the opportunity to combine the experience of working, with the added benefit of college attendance on a day release (or evening) basis.

The subjects covered are:

  • Processing bookkeeping transactions
  • Control accounts, journals and the banking system
  • Work effectively in accounting and finance
  • Basic costing
  • Computerised accounting
  • Professional ethics in accounting and finance

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above to include English Language and math.  Students will be required to undertake a diagnostic assessment and provide a reference.

Mode of attendance:

Lincoln Day - Wednesday. 

Lincoln Evening - Tuesday and Wednesday. 5.30 - 8.00 pm

Newark Day - Tuesday. 

Newark Evening - Tuesday and Thursday. 5.30 - 8.00 pm

Progress & Assessment

The majority of units are assessed by AAT computer based tests which are taken as students progress through the course.  Other units are assessed via computer based projects.

On successful completion of the Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, students may progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

Preference for enrolment will be given to those students who have passed all of their examinations at the first attempt with good feedback.  Those students who have not passed their examinations at the first attempt, but have passed the overall level,will be placed on a waiting list.


If you are under 19 on 31 August when your programme begins and you are a European Community National you are entitled to free tuition and free examination entry (for the first sitting of each module). Mature students may also qualify for free tuition. Please ask the College’s Guidance Services Unit for details. You can find out more about the financial support available at the College at www.lincolncollege.ac.uk/support/money-matters BOOKS ARE NOT INCLUDED: Students must buy their own books, the cost of £150.00 is the maximum to be expected.

Further Information

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School of Business, advanced and continuing Education

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For further details please contact the Information Office on 030 030 32435