The Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping provides an entry point for anyone wishing to start a career in bookkeeping and accountancy. It may also support career progression for those already in employment by formally recognising their skills in manual bookkeeping.

The course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired from studying Introduction to Bookkeeping and explores control accounts, journals and reconciliations. It takes students through a number of processes used in bookkeeping that help verify and validate the entries made. These processes enable the student to understand the purpose of control accounts and associated reconciliations. Students will also understand the use of the journal to the stage of redrafting the trial balance, following initial adjustments.

AAT Level 2 Bookkeeping

What will I learn?

Introduction to Bookkeeping

  • Understand how to set up bookkeeping systems
  • Process customer transactions
  • Process supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Process transactions into the ledger accounts.


Principles of Bookkeeping Controls

  • Use control accounts
  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book
  • Use the journal
  • Produce trial balances.
Course dates

Starts Monday 31st October 2022 – delivered over 14 weeks with 1 day of learning per week.


This course will be held at The Focus Training Group, Plymouth