Bookkeeping AAT Level 1

Course code


Why study this course?

The Award in Bookkeeping provides you with basic knowledge in bookkeeping including writing up cash books, day books and double entry book-keeping. This qualification may help you to get a job in an accounting or office environment.  As part of this course, you will also look at Sage Bookkeeping to develop practical knowledge and use.

The skills developed in this qualification may also underpin those developed further in the suite of AAT Foundation qualifications:

AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business Level 2

AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software Level 2

AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2

Course content

Access to bookkeeping: introduces the role of a bookkeeper and simple bookkeeping techniques.

Units include:

  • Understand the role of the bookkeeper
  • Understand financial transactions
  • Process customer and supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Sage Bookkeeping

You will be assessed via an online examination at the end of the course which will require attendance at Halesowen College campus.

Entry requirements

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of this qualification. However, the ability to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience is a valuable skill in any role and any type of business, and it will support students in studying this qualification. For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their AAT studies with a good standard of English and maths.


Class materials and access to a computer

Day, time and duration


9:30am – 12:15pm

12 weeks

Whittingham Road Campus

Start date

Tuesday 26th March 2024




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