With this qualification there’s no need for any prior accounting knowledge. This qualification will give you a solid background in single entry bookkeeping.This is a basic entry-level qualification and can provide a solid grounding for students with no previous bookkeeping knowledge or experience, before moving on to the foundation-level qualifications. 
6 – 12 weeks 
Level 1
GCSE (grades D – G)
Private tutor fees: TBC
Professional body AAT fees: £40 This payment will give you access to the qualification and the ability to sit the assessments for a maximum of 12 months, or until you complete the qualification, whichever comes first. You’ll also have access to study support resources for the duration of your relationship with AAT.     
How long it takes?: This qualification will take between six and 12 weeks to complete, depending on study method and course timetable. Entry requirements?: With this qualification there’s no need for any prior accounting knowledge. This qualification will give you a solid background in single entry bookkeeping. This is a basic entry-level qualification (most students will start at Foundation level). 

Syllabus and what you’ll learn: Access to bookkeeping: introduces the role of a bookkeeper and simple bookkeeping techniques.

Learning outcomes –

  • Understand the role of the bookkeeper
  • Understand financial transactions
  • Process customer and supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments

What jobs can you do with this qualification?: AAT qualifications are recognised by employers as practical and technical qualifications that prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles.

The Access Award in Bookkeepingcan lead to employment as

  • Cashier
  • Clerical
  • Assistant
Cost:
Private tutor fees: TBC
Paid to private tutor. These fees vary widely depending on:
Classroom-based or distance learning
Amount of study materials and support provided Assessment fees: £70–£80 for the assessment
Paid to your training provider or AAT Approved assessment venue. These fees will vary depending on the training provider or assessment venue. Check whether these are included in your overall tutor’s fees. Professional body AAT fees: £40
Paid to AAT. This payment will give you access to the qualification and the ability to sit the assessments for a maximum of 12 months or until you complete the qualification, whichever comes first. In addition, you’ll have access to study support resources for the duration of your relationship with AAT.