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AAT Level 1 Introductory Award in Bookkeeping

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

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  • Subject Area: Accounting/Bookkeeping
  • Mode: Part Time
  • Campus: Weybridge
  • About this course

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

    Course Details

    What will the course involve?

    The introductory level consists of the following units:

    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

    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

    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

    Couse Suitability

    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

    What qualifications will I need?



    How much will the course cost?

    16 - 19 | POA
    Reduced Cost  | £225
    Full Cost  | £420

    For more information on the funding available. view our student finance page.

    Additional Costs

    Course fee includes exam fees.  AAT Membership - £40.
    Both the course fee and AAT Membership are FREE to the unemployed. The AAT membership fee is 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.


    Next Steps

    Brooklands College offers AAT courses at Level 1, 2, 3 and 4

    Start dates

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    03230/1A17 Weybridge 9 Weeks Friday 0930 - 1645 13/09/2019
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