AAT - Foundation Award in Accounting Software (Level 2)

AAT - Foundation Award in Accounting Software (Level 2)
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If you’re interested in a career in accountancy and finance, this great-value foundation level online course in Accounting Software from industry-recognised AAT is the perfect place to start. Endorsed by huge companies like Greene King, P&G and ASDA, and with 130,000 students and members in over 90 countries, you can sign up safe in the knowledge that you’re in tried and trusted hands.

Who is the Course For?

There are no prerequisites to enrol, however it’s recommended that you have a good grasp of both English and maths. This course provides natural progression for learners who have completed the Level 1 Award in Computerised Accounting (Introductory), however, it can also be a starting point for learners who are sure of their new career path or those who already have some bookkeeping skills but would like to formalise them in order to progress their career. You will study all the basics required to navigate accounting software competently, with units of learning including opening balances and journals, sales and purchase ledger transactions, bank and petty cash transactions and the trial balance and data security.

What Sort of Job Will I Get?

Achieving Level 2 can lead to roles such as clerical assistant, bookkeeper, accounts clerk, finance assistant or accounts administrator. Business owners will also find this course useful in efficiently keeping their own books. On achieving Level 2 you also have the option to progress to the advanced and professional qualifications, which in turn can lead to further career advancement and the potential to become an AAT full member (MAAT) or to study further for chartered status. All course content is available to access into your own time, making it ideal for fitting around already-busy schedules. On average, it should take around six weeks (or around 60 hours of total qualification time) to complete, with a computer-based, time-limited assessment at the end.


Study the modules to become confident and competent in using accounting software.

  • Feel confident that you’re using official learning material from Sage, the leading bookkeeping software provider in the UK.
  • Learn Sage 50 using the software included (time limited).
  • Become proficient in setting up the accounting software, including entering an organisation’s information at the beginning of an accounting period, creating customer accounts and setting up supplier accounts.
  • Study how to process sales and purchase transactions including processing sales invoices and credit notes, processing purchase invoices and credit notes, allocating receipts from customers and allocating payments to suppliers.
  • Learn how to process bank and cash transactions, including both payments and receipts for non-credit transactions, recurring transactions and petty cash transactions.
  • Become confident in ensuring that VAT is posted to the correct account.
  • Learn to effectively perform period end routine tasks, including processing journals and reconciling the bank statement.
  • Discover how to produce professional reports for customers and suppliers, and from the general ledger.


  • AAT subscription fee worth £48 included in the cost
  • Course content is compatible with all devices and technical support is available should you encounter problems.
  • The course incorporates SAGE 50, the UK’s most popular online accounting and payroll software.
  • Tutor support is included for ease of learning.
  • The learning experience is tried and tested with 97% of learners recommending the award-winning AAT.
  • All course content is designed in consultation with employers, drawing on the practical skills they require from employees, meaning you gain a skillset, not just theoretical knowledge.
  • The useful glossary makes learning new terms and vocabulary easy.
  • Enjoy a personalised online account with access to discounts and study and career support.
  • Study safe in the knowledge that 97% of full members would recommend the award-winning AAT.
  • Boost your CV by formalising the skillset you already have or learning a new one.
  • All students must register with AAT within four weeks of starting their course.

Sign up to AAT - Foundation Award in Accounting Software (Level 2) today to open the door to career progression by getting qualified with industry-endorsed AAT.

AAT courses are offered by e-Careers Ltd, an approved training provider

Introduction Unit
  • Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
  • Installation Instructions
  • Screenshots, Tasks and Activities
  • Working through the Units
  • Setting up a New Company
  • Backing Up and Restoring Data
  • Customise your Company
  • How to Use Practice Data
  • Helpful Information Using Sage
  • Helpful Information Using Sage
  • Tax Codes within Sage
  • The Ledgers and Sage Nominal Codes
  • Creating a Chart of Accounts to Suit Company Requirements
  • Creating Customer and Supplier Account Codes and Records
  • Making Error Corrections and Deleting Transactions
Opening Balances and Journals
  • Entering Opening Debtor Balances
  • Entering Opening Creditor Balances
  • The Use of the Journal
  • Making Journal Entries
  • Nominal Ledger Opening Balances
  • The Opening Trial Balance
Sales and Purchase Ledger Transactions
  • Customer Invoices Using Batch Entry
  • Customer Credit Notes Using Batch Entry
  • Sales Invoice Day Book in Sage
  • Sales Credit Day Book in Sage
  • Supplier Invoices Using Batch Entry
  • Supplier Credit Notes Using Batch Entry
  • Purchase Invoice Day Book in Sage
  • Purchase Credit Day Book in Sage
  • Entering Customer Receipts
  • Customer Receipts Reports
  • Printing a Customer Statement
  • Entering Supplier Payments
  • Supplier Payments Reports
  • Printing a Remittance Advice
Bank and Petty Cash Transactions
  • Process Bank Transactions Not In Customers or Suppliers Ledgers
  • Transferring Money Between Accounts
  • Recurring Entries
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Printing a Bank Statement Report
  • Petty Cash Transactions
  • Reconciling the Petty Cash Account
The Trial Balance and Data Security
  • The Trial Balance
  • Errors in the Trial Balance and Bad Debt Write Off
  • Maintaining the Security of Data
  • Types of Backup Files and Storage
  • Setting a System Password
  • Exporting Data and Linking to Other Systems
  • Glossary of Accounting Terms
Course Code
Online Course
Course Access
1 Year
Exams Included
Associated Certification
AAT - Foundation Award in Accounting Software
Tutor Available
Recognised By
Sage - Certificate of Competency
AAT - Awarding Body Qualification Certificate
2 gigahertz (GHz)
2 GB
Free Disk space
5 GB Free Space Required
Operating Systems
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Internet Explorer 10 or above
Sage 50 software included (180 days access via download). All students must register with AAT within four weeks of starting their course.
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