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Level 1 AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping

AAT is the world's leading professional membership body for accounting technicians, with over 100,000 members worldwide. It is the UK's largest awarding body of skills-based qualifications in accounting.

The level 1 AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping is designed to help those less experienced in accounting to gain the skills and confidence to build a career in business or accountancy.

It will introduce you to the role of a bookkeeper and simple bookkeeping techniques. You will learn to understand the role, financial transactions, process customer and supplier transactions and process receipts and payments.

It is ideal for those with little or no experience and are looking to take their first steps into accounting to improve their chances of finding work, trying a potential new career or developing a new skill.

Owners of small businesses may also find this qualification useful as it gives coverage of the keeping of a single entry bookkeeping system, suitable for the production of small business accounts.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course has start dates in September, January and April.

You will attend College on a Monday from 1.30pm - 4.30pm for 10 weeks.

The course takes place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, St Helens WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

During this course, you will be introduced to the role of a bookkeeper and simple bookkeeping techniques.

You will study the following:

  • Understanding the role of the bookkeeper
  • Understanding financial transactions
  • Processing customer and supplier transactions
  • Processing receipts and payments

You will study alongside like-minded people in classes delivered by friendly supportive tutors.

How is it assessed?

Assessment will be by a short computer assessment at the end of each unit. You will be fully supported by your tutor.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal qualifications required to start this course. All new applicants for an AAT course at St Helens College are required to undertake a centre devised numeracy and literacy assessment and attend an interview.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

AAT membership fees are payable to the awarding body, and are not included in the course costs. In addition to the course fees you will also need to pay an exam fee.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

After successfully completing this course, you could choose to progress onto our level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting.

Completing this course will prepare you for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles such as Cashier or Clerical Assistant.

You could progress on to higher-level accountancy qualifications. Alternatively, you could choose to complete our introduction to accounting software course.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

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More Information and Upcoming Events

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire@sthelens.ac.uk or drop into our Business, Professional and Part-time Degree Information Event on Thursday 14th June 2018 from 5.00pm – 7.30pm.