South Thames College

Foundation Certificate in Accounting and Business - Level 2


This full-time course is an introduction to accounting methods and principles, giving you the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress to a career in accounting and finance. You'll get to develop your skills in financial administration, double entry-bookkeeping, basic costing principles and purchases, sales and general ledgers and learn computerised accounting.

You'll be assessed throughout the year through computer-based assessments.

You should be between 16-19 at the start of this course with:

  • Maths and English GCSE grade A*-C / 9-4; OR
  • Functional Skills Level 2; OR
  • Other relevant qualifications may be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be discussed during your interview.

You'll be assessed throughout the year through computer-based assessments and projects.


You'll need to join the AAT to take the AAT exams. AAT membership has plenty of benefits including access to essential e-learning resources, resources on career development, technical training, network meetings and a quarterly journal. For current membership and exam prices, please check the AAT website or speak to your tutor.

There are a selection of books you’ll need for your studies. You can buy these from the college at a discounted rate. Your tutor will confirm costs with you when you start the course.

Entry Requirements

You can progress to the AAT Level 3 Diploma to boost your career potential.


There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

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Where and when
1 Year
Study mode:?
Full Time
Tuesday + Friday
What do I need to pay?
16-18 year olds:
£ 0
19 and older: ?
£ 0 - 2,250
Materials fees: ?
May be charged

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