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Bookkeeping

Course Code: AABK

Level: 1
Subject area: Business, Management & HR

Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime, Evening
Duration: Eight weeks
When you'll study: Various days and times

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About the course

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.

What you'll learn

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.
Entry requirements

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.

Assessments/Exams

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

What's next?

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.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.