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Bookkeeping (AAT)

Course Code: AABK
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: Award
  • Awarding body: Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • Duration: 18 weeks
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
  • Time of day: Daytime, Evening
  • When you'll study: Fridays, 9.00am - 1.00pm

What's it all about?

The Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping develops an understanding of the basics of manual bookkeeping. Students completing this qualification may wish to pursue careers in finance or business. This qualification will particularly suit you if you are self-employed or working in small businesses and wish to do your own bookkeeping. It will also develop your skills if you have minimal work experience and require additional support to progress. It may also be of value to you if you are studying other AAT Award qualifications to develop a deeper understanding of the theory behind the practical skills.

Course information

The following units are covered:
  • understanding the role of the bookkeeper
  • understanding financial transactions
  • processing customer and supplier transactions
  • processing receipts and payments
  • understanding the benefits and risks of using accounting software to complete bookkeeping tasks.
You will be introduced to the dual effect of transactions, which is a fundamental underpinning concept for double entry bookkeeping and will support students who go on to study bookkeeping or accounting at foundation level.

Students are required to have a minimum of a level 1 qualification in English and maths, alongside a desire to develop and enhance business numeracy skills. Students on this course will need to pay a registration fee of £45 direct to the AAT.

It is recommended that all students purchase the study texts (available from Kaplan). Some will be available in the College’s Digital Learning Quarter to borrow. 

This course is assessment based. They are computer based and are set and marked by AAT.

The skills developed by studying this qualification will give students a solid base from which to seek employment, or to progress to the next level of learning. Other AAT short courses may also be relevant such as the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping or the Level 2 Certificate in Accounting. Please note that completion of this course does not provide automatic progression onto the level 2 courses.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Chartered and Certified Accountants

£67,389.03

Potential salary

£18,113.82

Entry level salary

£38,412.12

Average salary

16

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