The AAT Access 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.
On this course, you will cover the following topics:
- the role of the bookkeeper – confidentiality and accuracy
- underpinning theory of assets, liabilities, income and expenses
- profit and loss
- cash and credit
- customer and supplier transactions, receipts and payments
- bank reconciliation.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however, students should have a good command of English and maths, and a desire to develop and enhance business numeracy skills. Students must also join the AAT Annual Award membership which costs £44.
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 AAT Access Award in Business Skills or the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software.
“Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2016/17 (August 2016 – July 2017). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.
If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees or access to higher education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)”