AAT Bookkeeping Level 1 and 2

Course code: AAT014

Gain a recognised qualification with this mighty bundle to make you stand out from the crowd!

  • Begin and develop your understanding of manual bookkeeping
  • Study customer transactions, bookkeeping terminology, receipts and payments, double-entry bookkeeping and more!
  • Ideal for beginner bookkeepers looking to acquire further knowledge and skills
  • Progress onto the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 3
  • Gain all the essential skills to manage a business's books effectively
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course overview

This course is ideal for those hoping to start their own business, or work in a company’s finance department. AAT qualifications are recognised by all UK chartered and certified accountancy 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.

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!

Course Duration

Up to 18 months.

Study Hours

Approximately 150 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive an AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping Level 1 and an AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2.

Entry Requirements

You must be 16 years old in order to enrol onto this course, as well as have basic mathematical skills and IT literacy.


Tutor Marked Assignments and 3 computer-based assessments.

Course content

AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2

  • Understanding financial transactions within a bookkeeping system
  • Processing customer transactions
  • Processing supplier transactions
  • Processing receipts and payments
  • Processing transaction through the ledgers to the trial balance
  • Understanding payment methods
  • Understanding controls in a bookkeeping system
  • Using control accounts
  • Using the journal
  • Reconciling a bank statement with the cash book

AAT Level 1 Access Award in Bookkeeping

  • 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
Extra info


During this course you will complete a number of Tutor Marked Assignments in preparation for your exams.

To achieve the AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping Level 1, you will need to sit one computer-based assessment. This is sat under controlled conditions at an external exam centre.

To achieve the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2, you will need to sit two computer-based assessments. These are sat under controlled conditions at an external exam centre.

Exams are not included in the cost of this course. You will need to book your exams directly with the exam centre.

Course Duration

You will have up to 18 months to complete your courses from the date of enrolment. All together this bundle should take you approximately 150 hours to complete. This is enough time for you to work at your own pace.

Study Method

Once you enrol, you will receive all course materials by post and receive full tutor support for 18 months by email. Once registered with AAT you will also have access to online resources and additional support materials, including sample assessments.

Course Outcomes

You will receive an AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping Level 1 and an AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2.

Awarding Body

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has been established for over 30 years and is a leading membership organisation for over 120,000 accounting professionals.


You must be 16 years old in order to enrol onto this course, as well as have basic mathematical skills and IT literacy. 

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet

To sit your exams, you must join AAT as a student member, which will then give you access to their resources. It is your own responsibility to pay for your student membership and exam fees, which are both payable to AAT.

You will also need to pay for your exams, these fees will be paid directly to the exam centre.

More information on fees can be found on the AAT website. [external link to https://www.aat.org.uk/membership/aat-student-membership]

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.

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 Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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