AAT Level 1 Access Award in Bookkeeping

Course codes: AAT013 / AAT029
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Gain a recognised Bookkeeping qualification with this AAT Level 1 Access Award. AAT is a leading membership organisation for over 140,000 accounting professionals that provide highly-sought after qualifications in over 90 countries to advanced your career.

  • Develop a basic understanding of manual bookkeeping
  • Learn how to identify monetary assets and terminology
  • Know how to process transactions
  • Exams can be included, add these onto your package!
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Course Overview

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 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, or self-employed students who wish to aid their own business.

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 course can includes the examination fees required to successfully complete your course and gain your AAT qualification.

Course Duration

Up to 6 months.

Study Hours

Approximately 84 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive your AAT Access Award In Bookkeeping Inc Assessments (on completion of exams).

Entry Requirements

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


2 tutor marked assessments and 1 unit exam.

Course Content

Qualification Number: 603/1308/0

Total Qualification Time: 84 hours

  • The duties and responsibilities of a bookkeeper 
  • Confidentiality and privacy
  • Accuracy
  • Buying and selling 
  • Bookkeeping terminology
  • Transactions
  • Invoices and credit notes 
  • Recording information 
  • Outstanding amounts
  • Recording receipts and payments
  • Understanding and using the cash book
  • Checking the cash book