1Course Overview

AAT Level 1 Access Award in Bookkeeping inc Assessment

Course code: AAT029

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Achieve a recognised qualification with our Level 1 Access Award in Bookkeeping, from the comfort of your own home!

An Access Award is an entry level qualification (Level 1) that provides students with introductory knowledge of business, finance and bookkeeping in order to develop their skills before advancing onto higher level AAT qualifications. 

This course will allow you to:

  • Develop a basic understanding of manual bookkeeping
  • Learn how to identify monetary assets and terminology
  • Know how to process transactions

This course is ideal for: 

  • Those with minimal previous work experience 
  • Students wishing to advance their knowledge and career in bookkeeping and progress onto further AAT courses
  • Self-employed students who wish to aid their own business 

AAT qualifications are recognised by all UK chartered and certified accounting and bookkeeping bodies and are widely sought after by employers. 

All course materials will be delivered to you by post, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

As well as your AAT course materials and tutor support, this package course includes the examination fees required to successfully complete your course and gain your AAT qualification.

Study at your own pace to achieve your dream career and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long-term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

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2Course Content

Qualification Number: 603/1308/0

Guided Learning Hours: 45 

Total Qualification Time: 84 hours

Understand the role of the bookkeeper (10%) 
  • The duties and responsibilities of a bookkeeper 
  • Confidentiality and privacy
  • Accuracy
Understand financial transactions (15%) 
  • Buying and selling 
  • Bookkeeping terminology
  • Transactions
Process customer and supplier transactions (35%) 
  • Invoices and credit notes 
  • Recording information 
  • Outstanding amounts
Process receipts and payments (40%) 
  • Recording receipts and payments
  • Understanding and using the cash book
  • Checking the cash book
3Other Information
Assessment

The qualification is assessed through an external end-of-qualification assessment. This computer-based assessment is to be sat under controlled conditions at an external examination centre. Your tutor will help you to decide when you are ready to take the assessments.

The assessments for this course will be taken at a centre in Irthlingborough, near Northampton. We will book these assessments for you when you feel you are ready. Please note – when booking this package, it is important to note that we are only able to book assessments at the specified centre in Irthlingborough, and you must therefore be prepared to travel to the centre to complete your assessment.

Course Duration

This course takes approximately 84 hours to complete, 45 of which are proposed guided learning hours. However, you will have six months to complete your course so you are able to study at a pace that suits you. 

Study Method

Once you enrol, you will receive all course materials by post and receive full tutor support for six months. Once you have registered with AAT you will also have online access to online resources and additional support materials, including sample assessments.

Qualification

On successful completion of your AAT exams you will receive a Level 1 Access Award in Bookkeeping awarded by The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has been established for over 30 years and is a leading membership organisation for over 140,000 accounting professionals.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What do I need to enrol onto this course?

You must be 16 years old in order to enrol onto this course. Good communication, English and Mathematics skills are also recommended. 

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Your AAT live assessments
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support by email
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College study pack
  • Document wallet
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE NUS Extra Card
Are there any additional costs?

To sit your exams, you must join AAT as a student member, which will then give you access to their resources. However, the cost of the exams are included within the price of the course. 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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  • I am a permanent UK resident
  • I have 3 years of UK address history
  • I am currently employed or self-employed
  • With a minimum annual income of £5,000
  • I am not bankrupt or in an IVA (Individual Voluntary Agreement)
  • I have a UK bank account capable of paying direct debits
  • I have a credit or debit card

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