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Level 1 - Bookkeeping Award (AAT)

  • Academic Year: 24/25
  • Adult
  • Chester Campus
  • Crewe Campus

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The Course

If you have an interest in accountancy or are looking to persue a career in this sector, this is the perfect course for you. The Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping gives you the opportunity to develop practical bookkeeping skills, allowing you to progress to further study in either accountancy or bookkeeping at the College or to employment. This course is also suitable for you if you are self-employed or working in a small business and wish to do your own bookkeeping.

You will develop an understanding of the role of the bookkeeper, including the need to produce timely and accurate work and to follow ethical principles. You will learn underpinning theory including how to identify assets, liabilities, income, expenses, capital profit or 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 you if you go on to study bookkeeping at Level 2. You will also learn the role that software can have in bookkeeping and the benefits and risks that different types of software may bring. You will explore the differences between cloud accounting software and traditional accounting software and learn about the importance
of software security and the steps that can be taken to keep data secure.

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There are no formal entry requirements.

After successful completion of this course you could progress to AAT Level 2  in Bookeeping or Accounting at the College or one of our other Level 2 programmes.

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.

Adults can enrol for FREE

You may see a fee attached to the course you’re interested in, but if you’re aged 19+ you’ll more than likely be eligible to enrol onto an adult course for FREE.
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Chester Campus
Starts : September 12th, 2024
Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm 10 Weeks
Crewe Campus
Starts : September 24th, 2024
Tuesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm 10 Weeks

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If you are aged 19+ we can help you upskill and invest in your future with one of our FREE adult courses.

When exploring the courses we have available, you may see a fee attached but you’re more than likely to be eligible for a fully-funded enrolment!
Take a look and get in touch with if you’d like anymore information.

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