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The Level 2 Certificate in Accounting and Business is suitable for a wide range of students who are looking to expand their accounting skills. It will offer the opportunity to gain the skills demanded by employers, while achieving a nationally recognised qualification that could ultimately lead to the full AAT Accounting Qualification and AAT membership.

What makes AAT at HRC special?

  • This course is the foundation to a professional career
  • You could become professionally qualified as an accountant
  • After Level 4, you could go on to other accountancy specialisms such as
    • CIMA - Management Accounting
    • ICAEW - Auditing
  • HRC have a dedicated team of experienced tutors
  • We offer the full range of AAT qualifications: Level 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Excellent IT facilities
  • Our Learning Centres have helpful and supportive staff as well as up-to-date resources relevant to current courses

What do our students say?

"I'm very pleased with the support and encouragement we get from our tutors"

"I now have the option to go to University after Level 3 or carry on and complete my AAT at Level 4"

"I'm much more confident now in talking about my future plans to be an accountant"

"I feel that I have useful skills and knowledge that I can build on"

Career Destinations

We are proud that our students can start their career in areas such as:

Accounting Assistant, Tax Assistant, Company Secretary Office, Payroll Assistant, VAT Assistant or set up your own business.

What can I do next?

  • AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
  • Employment within the finance/accounting industry
  • An apprenticeship
  • Entry into employment

What will I be doing?

The Level 2 Certificate in Accounting & Business is made up of eight mandatory units:

  • Processing bookkeeping transactions
  • Control accounts, journals and the banking system
  • Elements of costing
  • Work effectively in accounting and finance
  • Using accounting software

Added Extras

You will have the opportunity to take part in additional activities including work experience, careers advice, visiting speakers and appropriate outside visits.

How will I be assessed?

All units are assessed by computer-based assessments under exam conditions and controlled by the exams department. For those that are not confident with exams, this is NOT the course for you.

Entry requirements?

If you are aged between 16-23 you must have a GCSE Grade 4 in English Language or Literature and maths or Level 1 AAT

During interview you may be assessed for written English and maths. This is to ensure that you can work under pressure as all units are examined, and that your English is of a standard to meet AAT requirements

If you would like help understanding our entry requirements, give our Information Team a call on 01992 411411

What do I need to bring?

Relevant books must be purchased; these cost approximately £100. Your tutor will be able to advise you further.

If you think you would benefit from financial support we have bursary options available for those who meet the criteria. Please note, this funding is not guaranteed and is subject to availability at the time of application.

If you would like financial support, contact our Information Team on 01992 411411 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fee Information

Free to those under 19 on 31 August 2019.

If you are 19 or over on 31 August 2019, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last 3 years and are a fee-paying new entrant, you will pay approximately £2000 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approximately £5500 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2018/19 and could be subject to change for 2019/20).

Fee-paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £2000 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approximately £8500 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2018/19 and could be subject to change for 2019/20).

If you are aged 19-23 you may also be entitled to free training if the course you choose is your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification.

For these costs please contact our Information Centre on 01992 411411 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

These fees are indicative of the 2019-20 costs and may be subject to change

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