AAT Accounting Level 2

The AAT Accounting Qualification will start you on the path to a successful accounting and finance career.

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  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Location

    City of Oxford College

  • Pathway


Our training will give you the practical skills and financial expertise to follow a rewarding career in professional accountancy.

You will enrol on an AAT course through us and will then you need to register with AAT as a student member.

Depending on the level you study you will be learning in a classroom environment over one or two evenings a week. You are also expected to practice your learned skills at home or in your place of work.

There are three levels to the AAT Accounting Qualification.

You will spend about a year on each level, so if you start at Level 2, it will take you three years to become fully qualified.

If you have previous experience, you could have certain exemptions, and qualify in two years or less.

You should spend three hours a week studying outside of class, for each learning and assessment area.

Your study time will need to increase before assessments when you’re revising.

Don’t forget to use all the study and membership support that is also offered by AAT as well as from the course tutors.

Whole class and group work activities will take place but the majority of your learning will be ‘standalone’.

Final assessment is by examination only.

There is no course work to complete but you will be assessed in class periodically to establish understanding and learning.

Four GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above including English and Maths (English and Maths should be a grade 4 or above) or a Level 1 AAT qualification.

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