The Basics of Bookkeeping: online course

As the first part of the accounting process, bookkeeping is fundamental to monitoring the performance of a business. By recording financial transactions accurately, you can then interpret and analyse data with confidence.

This online course will explore the way in which basic business transactions are entered into the accounts.

It's part of the Business Finance Basics online course bundle of six courses: you can buy it on its own or as part of the whole bundle.

How to buy

Individuals: buy it from AAT Store
Individuals: buy it from AAT Store

Buy the course for £40 or the full AAT Business Finance Basics bundle for £200.

Businesses: submit an enquiry
Businesses: submit an enquiry

Buy a licence for your staff or professional members to access the course and our other Business Finance Basics e-learning courses.

What you'll achieve

When you've completed the course, you'll understand:

  • the principles of bookkeeping including double entry
  • the different categories of accounts and why they’re important
  • how to enter transactions with confidence and avoid common bookkeeping errors.

Who it's for

This course is perfect if you're:

  • running your own business and looking to improve your financial acumen
  • in a non-financial role but want to boost your understanding of bookkeeping principles
  • looking to upskill by bolstering your basic finance skills.
License on-demand e-learning for your organisation

License on-demand e-learning for your organisation

Embed best practice finance management across your organisation, or boost the value proposition for your members, with an AAT Business Finance Basics licence.

You'll be able to offer your staff or members access to all six of our e-learning courses – so they can access on-demand finance training at their fingertips.

Complete the enquiry form

How to access
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How to access the course

The Basics of Bookkeeping is a 30-minute session including video tutorials and interactive learning to test your knowledge as you learn.

  • Businesses: 12-month licence. Access your courses in the AAT Lifelong Learning Portal or add them to your own e-learning platform.
  • Individuals:  12 months' access to the AAT Lifelong Learning Portal. View all the courses you’ve purchased, monitor your latest training activity and create goals to help you achieve your training aims.

Buy or license the course

If you're an employer wanting to license the course, get in touch and we'll get back to you. Or if you want to buy it for yourself, head over to AAT Store.