• AAT Level 1 Introductory Award in Bookkeeping

AAT Level 1 Introductory Award in Bookkeeping

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Campus: Weybridge,

Course Content

With this qualification there’s no need for any prior accounting knowledge. This qualification will give you a solid background in single entry bookkeeping.

The introductory level consists of four units:

1. Introduction to bookkeeping

  • Understanding the job role and career path for a bookkeeper
  • Understanding different types of business organisations
  • Knowing the terminology used in bookkeeping

2. Working within bookkeeping

  • Understanding single-entry bookkeeping
  • Knowing the general principles of VAT
  • Understanding what is meant by both cash and credit transactions
  • Understanding the principles of coding and batch control
  • Understanding how to process information in the books of prime entry (excluding the journal)
  • Understanding responsibilities when working in a bookkeeping environment

3. Bookkeeping and accounts

  • Knowing how to complete financial documents
  • Recording cash and credit transactions in books of original entry
  • Preparing bank reconciliation
  • Understanding the petty cash imprest system
  • Extracting a trial balance from ledger accounts

Level: 1



9 weeks.


The aim of this qualification is to introduce you to key single-entry manual bookkeeping skills.  The course is suitable if you are looking to gain a solid introduction to bookkeeping, if you need bookkeeping skills for your business or you would like to acquire new skills to help with a change in your career.

Entry Requirements




Additional Expenses

Course fee includes exam fees.  AAT Membership - £40. 
(Course Fee free to the unemployed plus £40 AAT membership fee paid separately to the AAT)

You may need to purchase a textbook, but will be advised of this at the start of the course by your tutor. Costs in the region of £10 - £20.

Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.
All students will be subject to a £25 registration fee per academic year.

Course Information

Friday 14/09/2018 0930 - 1645 9 wks Weybridge Campus Fee Remission Available CC 03230/1A17
Friday 14/09/2018 0930 - 1645 9 wks Ashford Campus Fee Remission Available CC 03230/1A17A
16-18yrs: £POAPart Funded: £225Full Cost: £320
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If the course that you are interested in does not require any previous qualifications or experience and you need no further advice, you can enrol in the following ways:

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Brooklands College
Weybridge Campus
Heath Road, Weybridge,
Surrey KT13 8TT

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Ashford Campus
Church Road, Ashford,
Middlesex TW15 2XD

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