Level 1 AAT Award in Bookkeeping

Subject Area Leisure and Community
Age Group(s) Adults

6 week intensive course. 

If you have no prior accounting knowledge, this entry-level bookkeeping qualification will give you an understanding of manual, single-entry bookkeeping basics.

What it covers

 This Level 1 qualification introduces the role of a bookkeeper and the underpinning knowledge to identify and carry out simple different bookkeeping activities, such as income and expenditure, profit and loss, and assets and liabilities. It also offers an introduction into the role, and the benefits and risks associated with bookkeeping software.
There is no need for any prior accounting or bookkeeping knowledge. It provides a solid grounding for students before moving on to the Level 2 qualifications.

Bookkeeping fundamentals
This unit introduces students to the role of a bookkeeper and simple bookkeeping techniques, while providing an understanding on why it’s important to keep accurate and up to date financial information in business. Students will learn how to identify a range of bookkeeping transactions including income, expenses, and profit and loss, as well as gaining an understanding of the benefits and risks associated with bookkeeping software and the importance of ethical behaviour.

Learning outcomes
•    Understand the role of the bookkeeper.
•    Understand financial transactions.
•    Process customer and supplier transactions.
•    Process receipts and payments.
•    Understand the benefits and risks of using accounting software to complete bookkeeping tasks.

Assessment – 1 computer-based exam

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