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Bookkeeping AAT Level 1 Award

  • L1

This qualification is ideal if you are new to the skills and knowledge required of bookkeepers, and will be suitable if you are studying in preparation for employment in bookkeeping job roles, or for further study in accountancy. On completion of this course you will be well prepared to find employment in a bookkeeping role, or you could complete further study through the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Entry requirements

There are no formal requirements to start the course; however, a good level of English is required.

Course content

  • Access to Bookkeeping

Assessment methods

You will be assessed an AAT computer-based exam.


AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping Level 1

Further study and career options

Accounting technicians are skilled staff, employed in jobs ranging from clerks to accounts department managers. They are also increasingly required in industry and commerce, so if you have AAT qualifications at any level your career prospects will be extremely good. On successful completion of this course you could also progress on to our Accounting Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2.

Additional information

These professional examinations require a high standard of preparation and commitment if success is to be achieved. In addition to the course fees, you will also be required to purchase a textbook and register with the AAT at an additional cost of approximately £84.

Course Information & How to Apply

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

Please call our Customer Contact team on 01234 291000 to book onto this course. Alternatively you can visit our Customer Contact team at our Cauldwell Street campus. View our opening hours.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
10 weeks 26/09/2019 Thu 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm £298 Cauldwell Street E2312S1
10 weeks 09/01/2020 Thu 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm £298 Cauldwell Street E2312S2

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