AAT Access - Award in Book Keeping - Level 1

Course Information

  • Course Code: EC089
  • Duration: 11 weeks x 3 hours
  • Price: £125.00
  • Times: 09:00-12:00
  • Delivery Type: PT

Start Dates

  • Monday, 06 January 2020

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Overview

The AAT is the world’s leading professional membership body for accounting technicians, with over 100,000 members worldwide. The AAT is the UK’s largest awarding body of skills-based qualifications in accounting. The Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (AAT) is a practical introductory course for students working or planning to work in accounts related jobs.

 

Why come to Blackburn College?

  • Teacher trained and sector specific qualified tutors
  • Purpose built facilities
  • Small class sizes
  • Renowned for providing an excellent student experience with an emphasis on pastoral care throughout
  • Bespoke hand-outs to enhance learning
  • Excellent library facilities

 

Who should choose to study this qualification?

The AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping offers students at Level 1 the opportunity to develop practical bookkeeping skills. This qualification may help students to move on to further study in either accountancy or bookkeeping with AAT, offer a route into employment or be of interest to those already in employment.

This qualification will particularly suit those students who have had minimal work experience or those who need some additional support in order to progress. This may include younger learners seeking tangible and finance-specific skills, adults seeking to validate their existing skills to enter into or progress in their career, or students who would like to test their abilities before progressing further with AAT.

This qualification may interest those who are self-employed or working in small businesses who wish to do their own bookkeeping. It may also be of value for those students who are studying the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software in order to develop a deeper understanding of the theory behind the practical skills they are gaining.

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping. However, the ability to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience is a valuable skill in any role and in any type of business, particularly in finance roles. For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their AAT studies with a good standard of English and maths.

 

Why choose this qualification?

At Level 1, AAT offers the AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping, the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software and the AAT Access Award in Business Skills. These Short Qualifications are flexible, adaptable to different student needs and requirements and valued by employers in a range of industries.

Students should choose to study the AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping if they wish to develop an understanding of the basics of manual bookkeeping. Students completing this qualification may wish to pursue careers in finance or business in either the private or public sectors. This qualification complements the other qualifications in the suite of AAT Access qualifications and may be combined with the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software to lay a strong foundation for further study with AAT in either accountancy or bookkeeping.

 

 

What will I study?

What does the qualification cover?

The AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping introduces students to manual bookkeeping. The qualification covers a range of skills and the relevant supporting knowledge in one mandatory unit.  

The qualification is assessed in one end-of-qualification assessment.  A student completing this qualification will develop an understanding of the role of the bookkeeper, including the need for confidentiality and accuracy in their work. Students 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. Students 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. Students 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.

 

What will this qualification lead to?

The skills developed by studying this qualification will give students a solid base from which to seek employment with greater confidence or enable them to progress to the next level of learning.  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

The knowledge and skills developed in this qualification may also support those students who wish to complement their studies with AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2.

 

Entry Requirements

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping. However, the ability to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience is a valuable skill in any role and in any type of business, particularly in finance roles. For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their AAT studies with a good standard of English and maths.

How will I be assessed?

Exam Bookings:

AAT students must now direct all exam bookings, cancellations and amendments requests to aatexams@blackburn.ac.uk email address.   Any requests sent to any email address other than this one will not be dealt with.  We require a minimum of 5 working days’ notice to book an exam slot.

 

To book an exam, students will require:

  • Full name
  • Blackburn College Student ID number
  • Full name of exam you wish to take (no abbreviations)
  • Date and time of your preferred booking slot
  • Which AAT stream you are currently studying on i.e. 2013 / 2016 version
  • If the exam booking is for a resit of a previous exam or is your first sitting

 

Upon arrival for your exam, you will meet a member of the AAT team at HC019 (Harrison centre) 15 minutes prior to your exam time slot.  Please remember to bring the following to your exam:

  • Photo ID (college ID card is fine)
  • Calculator (no mobile phones)
  • Pens, pencils etc.

 

Exam Cancellations:

We require at least 5 days notice if you wish to cancel a booking.   Cancellations made within 48 hours will be subject to a £50 fee to re-book.  Cancellations must be given in writing to the above email address where this will be considered.  We wish you every success in your future exams at Blackburn College.

What can I do next?

AAT Level 2

AAT Level 2 - Book Keeping

https://www.blackburn.ac.uk/courses/?search=aat

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk

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