AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping

Course Overview

This course is designed for learners seeking the skills and knowledge needed to work in the world of business particularly the accountancy sector. It provides learners with the underpinning knowledge that is required by employees to work in a range of different environments which require bookkeeping. You may choose that you want to work for an organisation, or become a self-employed bookkeeper once fully qualified.

The course will cover a wide range of subject areas to give you a great insight into bookkeeping. This will enable you to learn new skills or upskill your current skills and qualities.

You will develop essential knowledge of how to carry out bookkeeping techniques such as understanding bookkeeping transactions including income, expenditure, profit and loss. You will also explore the software associated with bookkeeping

Once you have completed your first level qualification and complete further qualifications you can apply for an adult apprentice, or go into employment. There are currently around 30,000 jobs in the North West related to financial accountancy with the average salary averaging £32K once qualified.

Whilst you are qualifying, you could expect to earn around £13 per hour.

What Will I Learn and How Will I be Learning?

You will be completing a number of units of which will be submitted online.

You will need to have access to a computer and wi-fi so that you can revise and practice at home.

Entry Requirements

You will complete an initial assessment via email and a discussion with your allocated personal tutor.

This will enable your tutor to plan your learning programme. It is ideal that you have a good level of English and maths due to the level of the course and the course work involved.

You should be able to:

have access to a computer or tablet with an internet connection

write in complete sentences using capital letters, full stops and question marks

plan and write in short paragraphs

identify main points and ideas in a text

follow verbal and written instructions/including numerical information

What Can I Do Next?

After completing this course, you may be interested undertaking other courses such as -

Level 1 Business Skills

Level 2 Business Administration

Level 2 in Customer Service

Level 2 in Information and Guidance

Level 2 in Mentoring

Level 2 Equality and Diversity

Please ask your tutor for a further range of courses on offer at Lancashire Adult Learning

Additional Information

You will need to commit to a 12-week programme. If you would like to know more details about this course you can lodge your interest by emailing or phoning the below with your name, phone number and email address. Your personal tutor will be in contact to discuss any further questions you may have and arrange a start date.

Email admin@lal.ac.uk or phone 0333 003 1717


Please note that our courses are eligible for adults aged 19+ who live in Lancashire. Find out more here.

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