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Level: 1

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 6

Hours: 7.50

Start: 18/09/2020

Days / Times: Friday 09:00 to 15:00

Tuition (£): 300.00*

Concessions: 150.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Your AAT journey starts here at Derby College Group - and, with this award, there is no need for any prior accounting knowledge. The 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 they move on to the foundation-level qualifications. 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, though an Entry Level 3 qualification in maths (or the equivalent) is an advantage.

Course Content

Access to Bookkeeping introduces the role of a bookkeeper and simple bookkeeping techniques.

Learning outcomes are:

  • Understanding the role of the bookkeeper
  • Understanding financial transactions
  • Processing customer and supplier transactions
  • Processing receipts and payments

 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed using computer-based assessments, which are exams taken on computers or laptops.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

As part of your AAT course, you will need to purchase resource/text books to aid your revision.  There may also be the additional cost of registration/subscription fees and exams (which can be discussed at interview).

Level 1

AAT Fees = £40

Books = £20

Assessments = £70

AAT fee and cost for first exams is included.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

The bookkeeping skills developed by studying this qualification will enable you to seek employment with confidence and/or to progress to the next level of learning.

Careers

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 Bookkeeping can lead to employment as a:

  • Cashier
  • Clerical Assistant

Did you find the course information on this page useful?

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Fadoua Idrissi

Fadoua Idrissi

Single mum Fadoua pursues goal of becoming chartered accountant

Derby College Group accounting student Fadoua Idrissi already has a degree from her native Morocco but enrolled on the AAT course to gain UK recognised accounting qualifications.    
 
Fadoua, who came to Britain in 2016, worked in accountancy and banking in Morocco and is now pursuing her ambition to become a charted accountant.    
 
Juggling college work with looking after her three-year-old boy, she has completed the AAT levels 2 and 3 at the Roundhouse and will be progressing to level 4 next year.    
 
She said: “Once I’ve done that I could go and work as an accounts assistant but that’s not my goal. I want to train as a chartered accountant. I like the idea of working  in a firm of accountants so I can work with a number of businesses, not just one. I like the budgeting and costing side of accounting best, as without knowing what the budget is, a business can’t make decisions.”    
 
Fadoua, who described what she’s learned at DCG as “not new but different”, studied for her Moroccan accounting qualifications in French, the country’s unofficial second language.    
 
As a single mum, it’s a balancing act to fit in her studies with childcare.    
 
She added: “I have to do my college work between 8pm and 4am while my son is asleep. It’s hard work sometimes but my tutor understands and makes sure I have everything I need to get on with my work.”    
 
Fadoua has found everyone at DCG friendly and supportive and much prefers living in Derby to being in a big city.    
 
And, when it comes to numbers, it seems her young son takes after her. Fadoua added: “I always liked maths at school and I think my son is going to be good at it too. He’s only three and he can already count up to 100!”

Once I’ve done that I could go and work as an accounts assistant but that’s not my goal. I want to train as a chartered accountant. I like the idea of working  in a firm of accountants so I can work with a number of businesses, not just one. I like the budgeting and costing side of accounting best, as without knowing what the budget is, a business can’t make decisions.

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