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Level: 1

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 6

Hours: 7.50

Start: 17/09/2021

Days / Times: Friday 09:00 to 15:30

Tuition (£): 300.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

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. 

 

You can study the Access Award in Bookkeeping as a short course or as part of a series of courses along with the Access Award in Accounting Software, the Foundation Award in Accounting Software and the Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping.  These courses can be studied back-to-back over a year or alternatively individual courses can be taken based on what you want.  

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 (approx)

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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Georgia Herbert

Georgia Herbert

DCG foundation degree student Georgia glad she fell into business.

Student Georgia Herbert admits that she ‘fell’ into studying business at Derby College but is pleased at how well everything turned out.
 
She is now on the Foundation Degree study programme in Business and Management at the Roundhouse, but that wasn’t her original plan.  
 
After a false start at sixth form, Georgia, now 19, had intended to take three A levels at the Joseph Wright Centre then train to be physiotherapist, with Business her third choice A level after Biology and Sport.  
 
But, after leaving it too late to enrol, she missed out on a place and was panicking about what to do next. Fortunately, a manager at the contact centre where she works suggested she enquire about Derby College’s level 3 Business BTEC, which she did.
 
Georgia said: “Doing the level 3 first rather than the three A Levels required to get on to the foundation degree, has been so helpful. I wouldn’t say I know everything, but a lot of what we’re learning now we’ve already touched on in the BTEC.  
 
We’re currently learning about the self and professional development, looking at the skills you already have and how to develop them to adapt to working in industry. It’s fascinating. I’ve learned such a lot about myself.”  
 
Because Georgia’s lectures are back-to-back – not spread out over the week as they tend to be at university – she’s been able to continue in her contact centre job. She would like to top up to a full degree and is interested in working in employee development, possibly in HR, project management or as a team leader.

Doing the level 3 first rather than the three A Levels required to get on to the foundation degree, has been so helpful. I wouldn’t say I know everything, but a lot of what we’re learning now we’ve already touched on in the BTEC.


 


We’re currently learning about the self and professional development, looking at the skills you already have and how to develop them to adapt to working in industry. It’s fascinating. I’ve learned such a lot about myself.

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