Access Award in Bookkeeping AAT

Course Overview

This course introduces the role of a bookkeeper and simple bookkeeping techniques. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the role of the bookkeeper
  • Understand financial transactions
  • Process customer and supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments

The AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping is intended to support learners in gaining employment.

Added June 2019

Entry Requirements

We do not set any prerequisites for the study of this qualification, however the ability to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience is a valuable skill in any role and in any type of business and it will support students in studying this qualification.

For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their AAT studies with a good standard of English and maths.

Open to students of all ages

Course Delivery

Unit Includes:-
recording transactions in the books of prime entry, bookkeeping terminology, practical bookkeeping skills, assets, liabilities, income and expenses, prepare customer invoices and credit notes, to check supplier invoices and credit notes and to record these documents in the relevant books of prime entry, cash books to record receipts and payments, amounts of cash in hand and cash in the bank

Students will gain the confidence to contribute effectively in the workplace and to move on to further study in bookkeeping.

All tuition is based around classroom lecturers by highly qualified and experienced members of staff. Examinations is on-line assessment


Progression Opportunities

Students will be able to progress to Association of Accounting Technicians AAT Level 2 either Bookkeeping or Accounting on completion of this level. There is also a Level 1 Accounting Software qualification available.

AAT qualifications are recognised by employers as practical and technical qualifications that prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles. The Access Award in Bookkeeping can lead to employment as:

  • Cashier
  • Clerical assistant trainee bookkeeper
  • Accounts administrator
  • Billing/payments administrator/coordinator
  • Accounts junior
  • Accounts receivable/payable assistant
  • Procurement and finance assistant
  • Assistant cashier.

Additional Information

Course Fees


AAT Enrolment Fee         

£  44

Exam Fee

£  32    

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