Peak Accoutancy Training

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)

The Foundation Certificate in Accounting includes 5 separate units:


The Synoptic Assessment can only be sat once students have sat Bookkeeping Transactions, Bookkeeping Controls and Elements of Costing. Knowledge from these courses is examinable in the synoptic assessment along with additional knowledge surrounding working effectively in finance. Please view this timetable for available synoptic sittings in 2020 set by the AAT. 

To complete their level 2 students must also sit an exam in Using Accounting Software. Our courses use Sageone software which is provided as part of the cost of the course for a period of 3 months.


All units are examined by computer based assessment. Results are provided within 24 hours for the following exams:

Results are available within 6 weeks from sitting the exam for

Please note the Synoptic exam is only available to sit in certain weeks of the year. See the AAT website for details or contact us for more details.

Must I start at level 2?

Take the AAT skills test by following the link below this will help you decide whether to start your AAT studies at level 2 or level 3.

To test your knowledge take the AAT skills click here.

Could I do Bookkeeping at level 2 instead?

The level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is an ideal entry into the AAT qualification for mature students or students who have:

If this is you? Contact us to discuss how best to access the AAT qualification as both the Bookkeeping and the Accounting qualification at level 2 provide you with the knowledge to progress to level 3.

How long will it take me?

The level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting usually takes around 6 months to complete. These courses are available as either a classroom or online course.