AAT Level 1 Bookkeeping

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Last Update October 19, 2022
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About This Course

AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping is a flexible home study qualification launched in January 2018 which can be studied via distance learning or by self-studying.

Access qualifications are an entry point for students who need to develop their finance or business skills.

These qualifications are designed to give students the introductory knowledge and confidence to take on a higher level AAT qualification and to progress in their lives and careers.

The AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping qualification covers a range of skills and the relevant supporting knowledge in one mandatory unit:

Whilst completing this qualification you will develop an understanding of the role of the bookkeeper, including the need for confidentiality and accuracy in your work.

You will learn underpinning theory including how to identify assets, liabilities, income and expenses; how to identify profit and loss; and the differences between trading for cash and trading on credit.

You will also develop the skills to process customer and supplier transactions, to enter receipts and payments into the cash book and check amounts against the bank statement in preparation for bank reconciliation.

You will be introduced to the dual effect of transactions. This is a fundamental underpinning concept for double-entry bookkeeping and will support students who go on to study bookkeeping at Foundation level.

Learning materials included in the course:

This course includes the study manuals, revision kits (where appropriate), online videos, tutorials, quizzes, assignments, practice assessment, tutor support (for the agreed period depending on level and qualification).

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

Learning outcomes:

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

At the end of the course, you will be assessed to ensure that you can demonstrate the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding required to meet the learning outcomes and objectives of each unit. The assessment will take place at an AAT Approved Assessment centre in the form of a Computer Based Test

Computer Based Test
A 1.5 hour exam is supervised under test conditions at an AAT approved assessment centre.

How and where do I sit an assessment?

  • There are AAT approved assessment centres across the UK. The AAT has a search facility on their website that you will find in your MyAAT account.
  • Log in to your personal online MyAAT and search for your nearest assessment centre.
  • Simply contact your chosen assessment centre and book the date and time you wish to sit the assessment.
  • Attend your assessment centre, take and pass your assessment and receive your results

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Bookkeeping Membership

Student membership for the bookkeeping qualification is paid based on each level completed.

The fees are £40 for the Access Award and £48 per qualification for the Foundation and Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping.

In addition to the student membership students will be required to pay an exam fee direct to their chosen exam centre. This fee is in the region of £65-£85 per exam.

More information on the course membership maybe found via the following link: https://www.aat.org.uk/membership/professional-membership/bookkeeping-membership-aatqb


Assessments are booked by the student directly with the centre of their choice. Students can use the link below to find a centre which is convenient for them.


Students will pay their exam fee direct to the exam centre. Fees will vary centre to centre.

 All assessments are computer-based assessments. Exams which have elements of human marking within them will be sent directly to the examiner for marking and results will be received within 6 weeks. The student results are accessible through the students AAT account.


The skills developed in this qualification can lead to employment in junior or supporting administrative roles in companies across a wide range of sectors, for example, as a:

  • trainee bookkeeper
  • accounts administrator
  • billing/payments administrator/coordinator
  • accounts junior
  • accounts receivable/payable assistant
  • procurement and finance assistant
  • assistant cashier


Please note that you can enroll on this course at any time

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  • All students must be 16 years of age and above to enrol into our AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping.


4 Lessons

Certificate in Bookkeeping – Accredited Level 1

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

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