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Business and Management

AAT Bookkeeping Level 1 (Part-time)

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

There are various start dates throughout the year. They are 10 September 2024, 7 January 2025 and 22 April 2025 The course will run for 8 weeks. Days and times to be confirmed

Entry requirements

  • Aged 19+
  • There are no formal entry requirements for the course, although for the best chance of success, it is recommended that students begin their AAT studies with a good standard of English and maths.

You will achieve

AAT  Access Award in Bookkeeping Level 1.

Course overview

A great entry point for students to develop their business and finance skills and to gain knowledge and confidence to take on higher level AAT qualifications and to progress in their lives and careers. This qualification will suit those with minimal work experience, students seeking to validate their existing skills or those wishing to test their abilities before progressing further with AAT qualifications and a career in accounting. It may also interest those who are self-employed looking to do more of their own bookkeeping.



Course content

The AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping introduces students to manual bookkeeping techniques. The qualification covers a range of bookkeeping skills and relevant supporting knowledge which will be assessed by one end-of-qualification exam.

Key areas of study

  1. Understand the role of the bookkeeper
  2. Understand financial transactions
  3. Process customer and supplier transactions
  4. Process receipts and payments

One end of unit exam (1.5 hours duration)

You will need to provide writing materials and a calculator.

You will also need to register with AAT. A cost will be payable directly to AAT and this will give you access to study support resources for 12 months or until you complete the qualification, whichever comes first.

On completion of this unit, students will be familiar with bookkeeping terminology and will have developed practical bookkeeping skills. Students will gain the confidence to contribute effectively in the workplace and/or to move on to further study such as the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping or the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting or the Foundation Award in Accounting Software.

In addition, the Level 2 IT User Skills qualification would be an ideal opportunity to develop the required skills for the workplace as well as for further AAT studies.

How much does the course cost?

This course costs £225. This course may be FREE to study depending on your circumstances – please see the drop-down option below for more details. You will also need to register with AAT. Registration costs are payable directly to AAT and this will give you access to study support resources for the qualification lifetime. More information here https://www.aat.org.uk/registration/register-with-aat  

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

Part-time courses are only available for learners who are 19 years old and above. You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £23,400 a year, or if you are unemployed and receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

AAT Bookkeeping Level 1 (Part-time)

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