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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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Arvin Johal

Arvin Johal

DCG BTEC leaves Arvin well equipped for business management degree

Taking a BTEC level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business at Derby College Group has left entrepreneurial undergraduate Arvin Johal well equipped for his BA Hons degree in Business Management.  
 
Arvin, who is 20 and from Littleover, is now in his second year of the CMI-accredited degree at the University of Derby and plans to set up his own business after he graduates.  
 
He said “I’d chosen not to do A levels after school because I hate exams, so the assessments, appraisals and reports we did on the BTEC course suited my style of learning much better. We still had some exams during the two years but our lecturers made sure we were well prepared for them so it took the pressure off. Some of the content on my degree course we’d covered in my BTEC, so that’s been especially useful.”   Arvin liked all elements of his DCG business course, but particularly HR.  
 
He added: “I’m very people oriented – I like working with others  – so I found the subject of people in the workplace really interesting.”  
 
Inspired by his dad, who runs his own successful CCTV firm, Arvin has always been quick to spot a business opportunity. While still at college he started a local painting, decorating and gardening business after noticing that his older neighbours needed help with these household tasks.  
 
Arvin has been employed by the NHS since leaving school at the age of 16 as well as volunteer with MLSS, the Midland Langar Seva Society, Arvin is also heavily involved in student life. He’s the secretary of Derby University’s Punjabi Society, a student ambassador, a marketing representative, course representative and “unibuddy” to prospective undergraduates considering applying to his degree course.  
 
Keen to share his experiences, Arvin will be returning to the Roundhouse in the near future to talk to first and second year students on the level 3 BTEC business course.

I’d chosen not to do A levels after school because I hate exams, so the assessments, appraisals and reports we did on the BTEC course suited my style of learning much better. We still had some exams during the two years but our lecturers made sure we were well prepared for them so it took the pressure off. Some of the content on my degree course we’d covered in my BTEC, so that’s been especially useful.

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