AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping
What it covers
This Level 1 qualification introduces the role of a bookkeeper and simple bookkeeping techniques.
With this qualification there’s no need for any prior accounting knowledge. It provides a solid grounding for students before moving on to the Foundation level qualifications.
This unit introduces students to the role of the bookkeeper and simple bookkeeping techniques. It covers the buying and selling process and the common documents used. The unit also includes recording transactions in the books of prime entry.
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 to move on to further study in bookkeeping.
- Understand the role of the bookkeeper.
- Understand financial transactions.
- Process customer and supplier transactions.
- Process receipts and payments.
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How long it takes
This qualification will take between six and 12 weeks to complete, depending on study method and course timetable.
The jobs it can lead to
How and where to study
You can study through distance learning online, blended learning, or in the classroom. Do it in the evening, part-time or full-time, whatever suits you. You'll need to find a training provider, even if you're choosing distance learning.
Training provider fees
This fee covers your tuition (if attending a course of study) and is paid directly to your training provider.
Standard qualification fee
The standard qualification fee comprises:
- a registration fee of £42, and
- an assessment fee of £34.
This gives a total of £76.
Your registration fee is paid directly to AAT and will give you access to study support resources and the assessment for 12 months or until you complete the qualification, whichever comes first.
You will be required to pay the assessment fee to your training provider or assessment venue.
Note: training providers and assessment venues may charge an additional administrative fee for the assessment. The administrative fee, if charged, can vary from one organisation to another.
- Level 1
- GCSE (grades D–G)
- Duration: 2–12 weeks
- Number of assessments: 1 (learn how AAT assessments work)
- Total credits (applies in Scotland): n/a
- Guided learning hours: 45
- Total qualification time (hours): 84
Students can start with any qualification depending on existing skills and experience. For the best chance of success we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths.
Already got some accounting experience? Test your knowledge with AAT Skillcheck to find out the best qualification to start with.
This is an entry-level qualification: exemptions don't apply.