Level 2 Accounting

AAT Level 2 – Foundation Certificate in Accounting


This is a great qualification, and is where most people start their accountancy studies.

Learn the skills to record transactions up to trial balance, be introduced to management accounting, and understand how to use Sage accounting software.

No entry requirements – you can start the course today!

With 6 hours a week of study, then you can easily complete this qualification within three months.

Course Fee: £550 inc VAT
(instalment options available)

Want to find out more?

Watch this video to find out more about the Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting and how McArthur Online can help you attain this qualification through easy-to-follow videos and example questions.



 Tuition recordings which cover the whole syllabus, making it easier to pass your exams first time.

 Full, step by step, work through of the official AAT practice exams, so you know exactly how the exams are structured, and what to expect.

 Unrivaled coverage of the new synoptic exams – these are exams that bring together a number of separate units.

 Tutor support until midnight, 7 days a week – no one else offers such comprehensive support.

 You receive all of the materials you could possibly need – including student notes and exam kits for each subject, purpose written to guarantee exam success.

 We are so confident that we will get you through your exams first time, that you get full tutor support and online access until you qualify!


There are 5 assessments in total, these are taken at a registered assessment centre, we will give you full support on choosing your exam centre. Four are individual unit assessments which test a specific unit:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software

One is a synoptic assessment which is sat after the unit assessments, and covers a mixture of the following units

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Work Effectively in Finance

Unit assessments are available on demand, whereas Synoptic assessments are only available on set weeks each month.

You can achieve the following grades:

  • Distinction: 90-100%
  • Merit: 80-89%
  • Pass: 70-79%


Our fees £550

5 monthly instalments of £110 or one-time payment

Price includes UK postage

AAT assessment costs for 5 assessments £375

Assessment fees vary from centre to centre, the fee is paid direct to the exam venue that you choose.

AAT student registration £147

Total cost £1,072


Once completed, you move up to Level 3 Advanced Diploma.

Can lead to employment in roles like an Accounts assistant or a trainee finance assistant.

Our Student Reviews

“The online training is very well structured, exam kits are very close to real exam questions. Video-lessons are thoroughly comprehensive, my tutor was very good always giving vivid explanations. And of course my special thanks to Emma for her quick support and help she provided during my studying. I haven’t found a better online course for such a good price!”

Iulia Iachmeneva

“I would wholeheartedly recommend using McArthur Online as your distance learning provider. By using their online videos and detailed revision question banks, I have achieved a distinction at both Level 2 and Level 3. Plus they keep in touch to offer encouragement and advice. I have been able to apply much more detailed knowledge in the work place which has helped me progress immensely.”

Jonathan Nightingale

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