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AAT Award in Bookkeeping Level 1 - Part Time (Day)

Course information

Course Summary

The Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping is suited to students who are interested in an introduction to bookkeeping. This could include those with no prior knowledge of bookkeeping or those who already have somepractical knowledge and would like an accredited qualification in the subject.

Course Code:N1321
Study Type:Part Time
Academic Level:Level 1
Award:AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping Level 1
Awarded by:AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)
Course Length

One term course, 4 hours per week for 12 weeks. 

Start Date: Tuesday, 14 September 2021 at 10am

Course Detail

The target audiences for the Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping are:

  • small and micro-sized businesses who would like to acquire in-house bookkeeping skills to produce theirbusiness accounts
  • people returning to work/career changers who have an interest in conducting bookkeeping servicesfor local businesses
  • those not currently in employment or training looking to acquire skills to get into the workplace.

There are four units, worth a total of 9 credits, which are accredited at Level 1 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework. The units studied are:

  • Understand the role of a book keeper
  • Understand financial transactions
  • Process customer and supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments

Students must achieve all units to gain the AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping

Course Fees


*Exam fee included

Concession: YES
Government Subsidised: YES
Student Loan Available: NO

Please note: Fees are for the academic year 2021/22 entry and are for home of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

Additional Costs

AAT Membership Payable to AAT: Administration fee approx. £49 (please check the AAT website for current price)

Books: To be announced.

Entry Requirements

The course is suitable for anyone who is 19 or over on 31 August 2021 whether or not in current employment. The applicant should have a Level 1 in numeracy and communication or equivalent qualifications and evidence of these should be brought to the interview. All applicants will be required to satisfactorily complete an AAT Initial Assessment which will be followed by an interview with one of the AAT tutors.

Your Next Steps

This qualification is designed to prepare learners with the relevant and necessary experience, skills and qualifications tostart the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting – Level 2. It is also a standalone introductory qualification in accounting.

Other Information

You will need to register as a student member with the AAT and instructions will be provided during Induction. Association of Accounting Technicians, 140 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HY. Tel: 020 3735 2468. Email: customersupport@aat.org.uk. Website: www.aat.org.uk.


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Last updated - 06/5/2021