Access to Accounting AAT Level 1

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    Part Time

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    15 Weeks

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    October 2023


The Level 1 Access to Accounting AAT course offers you the opportunity to develop practical bookkeeping skills.

This qualification will particularly suit those who have had minimal work experience or those who need some additional support in order to progress. This may include younger learners seeking finance-specific skills, adults seeking to validate their existing skills to enter into or progress in their career, or students who would like to test their abilities before progressing further with AAT.

This qualification may interest those who are self-employed or working in small businesses who wish to do their own bookkeeping.

What will I do?

During the Level 1 Access to Accounting AAT course, you will be introduced to the role of the bookkeeper and simple bookkeeping techniques.

You will learn about:

  • The buying and selling process and the common documents used
  • How to record transactions in the books of prime entry
  • Bookkeeping terminology
  • The difference between assets, liabilities, income and expenses
  • How to 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

This qualification also consists of three mandatory modules

  • Preparing for work
  • Using numbers in Business
  • Sales and purchases in Business

There are no formal entry qualifications for the Level 1 Access to Accounting AAT course, although a basic understanding of English and maths is desirable.

The Level 1 Access to Accounting AAT course will take you 15 weeks to complete and will take place in the daytime for four and a half hours a week. .

The course will be available in Boston.

The Level 1 Access to Accounting AAT may be fully funded by the Adult Education Budget should you be eligible under the following criteria:

  • Be aged 19 or older on the 31st August at the start of the current academic year
  • Be either unemployed and receiving JSA, ESA or Universal Credit (subject to criteria) OR be earning less than Β£20,319 (annual gross salary) a year

If you do not qualify for funding under the AEB budget this course will cost you Β£487. This includes all examination, books and tuition fees. Examination re-sit fees will be additional where required.

You will also need to pay an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) subscription- which is currently Β£86.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

You will be assessed by completing two online tests at the end of the course.

Completion of this course will enable you to progress onto a Level 2 course at the college.

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