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AAT Bookkeeping Level 1

Study mode Part Time Evening
Level 1
Duration 12 weeks
Subject Accounting & Finance
Suitable for Adult (19+)
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This qualification may interest those who are self-employed or working in small businesses who wish to do their own bookkeeping. It may also be of value for those students who are studying the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software in order to develop a deeper understanding of the theory behind the practical skills they are gaining.

With this qualification, there’s no need for any prior accounting knowledge. It provides a solid grounding for students before moving on to the Foundation level qualifications.

Course content

Studying Bookkeeping (AAT) will equip you with a range of basic accounting principles and techniques. The qualification introduces students to the role of a bookkeeper, how to understand financial documentation and learn single entry bookkeeping. It will cover the principles of cash and credit transactions and familiarise students with the use of spreadsheets in finance.

Delivery consists of four learning outcomes with a computer-based assessment:

  • Understand the role of the bookkeeper
  • Understand financial transactions
  • Process customer and supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments

The AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping offers students at Level 1 the opportunity to develop practical bookkeeping skills. This qualification may help students to move on to further study in either accountancy or bookkeeping with AAT, offer a route into employment or be of interest to those already in employment.

Entry requirements

You will need either a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English and Maths or an Entry Level 3 in English and Maths.


You can opt for employment within the Accounting industry as a Cashier and/or Clerical Assistant or progress to our Level 1 course in Access Award in Accounting Software.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.

We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.

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Course code SC002471
Start date 2 Sep 2024
Location East Ham Campus
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