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Access Award in Bookkeeping

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management
Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 1
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 6
Hours: 7.50
Start: 17/09/2022
Tuition: £300
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Course Information for Students

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.  

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

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


This course will be delivered on-site.

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.

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

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

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Course Information for Employers

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Book-keepers, Payroll Managers and Wages Clerks


Book-keepers, Payroll Managers and Wages Clerks

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 22, 2021 3:07 pm