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AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping Level 1

Course Description

This course will introduce you to the role of a bookkeeper and give you a solid background in financial transactions and single entry bookkeeping, providing you with essential skills to enhance your current role, progress to employment as a cashier or into a clerical role. You will learn how to process customer and supplier transactions, receipts and payments. You do not require previous experience of accounting knowledge, although you will need an assessment if you wish to join the course.

Location: Online/Camden

Course Requirements

With this qualification there is no need for any prior accounting knowledge. This qualification will give you a solid background in single entry bookkeeping. However, you should have English, maths and IT skills at level 1. If you do not have the entry requirements, you will be required to pass an Entry Test to ensure your skills are at the necessary level to cope with the course.

Course Content

This course introduces the role of a bookkeeper and simple bookkeeping techniques. By the end of this course you will be able to understand the role of the bookkeeper, understand financial transactions, process customer and supplier transactions, and process receipts and payments

Teaching and Learning Methods

The teaching on this course will involve lectures, discussions and lots of worked examples. You will spend the majority of your time practising using a PC. Throughout the course, your tutor will give you verbal and written feedback on your progress towards the requirements of the qualification. The skills you are learning should be practised outside college so that you develop and progress.


Students must successfully complete one end-of-qualification computer-based assessment to achieve the AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping Level 1 qualification.

Next Steps and Progression

You can move on to further study in either: Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping qualification or Level 2 Foundation Certificate Accounting qualification.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat, phone on 020 7255 4700 or email

Additional Learning Support

Additional Learning Support (ALS) is available for this course. ALS is subject to an assessment with a trained member of staff and support may include one or more of the following: support in the classroom, out of class workshops such as English, ICT and maths and specialist support for dyslexia. Provision of assistive equipment is also available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments with our Disability Officer. Please let us know as soon as possible about your learning needs and/or disabilities so we can arrange support at the earliest opportunity. Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572