Level Two AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business

This study programme is a course aimed at people who would like to take their first step to becoming a finance professional, such as an accountant, auditor or self-employed professional bookkeeper.  The combination of accounting and business topics means the learner will have an overall understanding of the business and financial environment.  As well as giving you the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for, it will also teach personal skills which will help your employment prospects.


This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part time course for adults aged 19 and over.  Please ask learner services for details.

What will I study?

  • Book keeping transactions
  • Book keeping controls
  • Elements of costing
  • Work effectively in finance
  • Using accounting software
  • Introduction to payroll
  • Introduction to business and company law
  • Business communications and personal skills
  • Developing lifelong learning skills

All study programmes contain English and maths elements

How will I be assessed?

The course is classroom-based and the units will be assessed by written and on-line external assessment methods.  Plus additional synoptic assessment.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs grade A*-C/4-9 including Maths and English
  • Successful interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course

What next?

You can progress to the part time Level Three AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting, the full time Level Three BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Business or employment in the finance, business, customer service, administration and service industries or an apprenticeship.

Additional information

You will also do work experience as part of this study programme.

All study programmes contain English and maths elements

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2019 Spring Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide