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Bookkeeping and Accounting - Introduction

Course Description

This workshop-style course is aimed at learners who are planning to enroll on our Level 1 AAT course. You will find out more about the courses we offer, check your level, learn some basic principles of bookkeeping and gain a first understanding in the practical use of computerised accounts.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

To start this programme, ideally you should have English, maths and IT skills at level 1.

Course Content

This course will give you a basic introduction in bookkeeping techniques and familiarise you with basic accounting terms. Depending on your starting points, we will work our way up to accomplishing more complex procedures. You will work at your own pace and focus on the areas you wish to develop supported by the tutor.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles to support you in achieving your goals. The teaching on this course will involve lectures, discussions and lots of worked examples. You will spend the majority of your time practicing using a PC. Although this is a non-accredited course, you are expected to work outside the class to acquire the necessary skills that will enable you to become confident and to progress to the next level. Homework will be set weekly and it is an important component of your learning and progress. You are expected to complete exercise and activities on the online learning platform to prepare, rehearse and demonstrate the skills that you have learnt in class.


There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which will outline the learning objectives for the course. You will also be invited to set your own goals. You will receive feedback against the achievement of these outcomes during the course from your tutor and in written form at the end of the course. There is no formal qualification attached to this course, but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Next Steps and Progression

Following successful completion of your course your tutor will advise you on which of our AAT courses you should enroll onto.

Additional Information

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

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet learners’ needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an interview with the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers and employability advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the 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