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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 you can take individual courses 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).

AEB Funded

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?

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.

AAT qualifications are recognised by employers as practical and technical qualifications that prepare students for the world of work and specifically for 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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Kyle Traynor

Kyle Traynor

BTEC Level 3 Extended diploma helps Kyle is prepared for business degree

Derby College business student Kyle Traynor has conditional offers from four universities to study for a degree in business management and finance.
 
And the 18-year-old from Heanor, is confident he’ll be well prepared for to take up a university place this September, thanks to his BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
 
Kyle, who would most like to work in finance – possibly as a financial adviser or company finance director – is finding every element of his course to be interesting and of value.
 
He said: “I highly recommend my level 3 course. It covers so much including finance, tax, human resources and the English legal system in relation to consumer protection and workplace rights.
 
I also enjoyed doing the unit on the principles of management and leadership theory which looks at what makes a good manager. The personal finance unit was good too as it looks at what I’d need to study to become a financial adviser. It covers ISAs and other savings plans, budgeting, cost cutting and financial planning.”  
 
Kyle, who took his exams in January, is now concentrating on finishing his assignments.
 
He added: “Derby College suits me. It’s near, The Roundhouse has everything I need and our lecturers are good. We’re having to learn remotely because of lockdown but we’ve had support from staff. I’ve had distinctions in some units, including my first unit this year, which was market research. Knowing this course is leading to the degree I want to study at university is helping me to stay motivated.”
 
Kyle is unsure yet where he will study for his business degree but Sheffield Hallam University is his first choice.

I highly recommend my level 3 course. It covers so much including finance, tax, human resources and the English legal system in relation to consumer protection and workplace rights.


I also enjoyed doing the unit on the principles of management and leadership theory which looks at what makes a good manager. The personal finance unit was good too as it looks at what I’d need to study to become a financial adviser. It covers ISAs and other savings plans, budgeting, cost cutting and financial planning.

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