The Bookkeeping Access Award enables students to understand the role of a bookkeeper and accounting terminology and to be able to process transactions through the accounting system and produce a simple trial balance.
Whether you're setting out on a brand new career path, aiming higher in your job or just getting started in employment, the level 1 AAT access courses are here to improve your career prospects.
Deciding what career to set off on is such an exciting time. But it can also be a little overwhelming. We'll help you understand what it really means to be an accountant or bookkeeper so you get an idea of whether it interests you, and if it will take you where you want your career to go.
We'll take you through the things to think about, and how to get where you want to be. Whether that's working in a finance team or running your own bookkeeping business, the possibilities are endless.
You will develop the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to contribute to the accounting function. They will be able to create sales invoices and credit notes and understand the use of a range of documents and accounting terms. They will know how to make entries in sales and sales returns daybooks, purchases and purchases returns daybooks, cashbook and petty cashbook, and how to transfer those totals to the sales, purchases and general ledgers. They will know how to reconcile the bank statement with the cashbook and how to extract an initial trial balance.There are three units consisting of knowledge and skills assessment criteria and so will give students both the understanding and ability to work effectively in an accounting environment.
Those who have achieved will be able to function confidently as part of the accounting team and perform bookkeeping tasks under supervision.
Upon successful completion of this course, you could pursue similar courses including:
While on this course you will be able to take advantage of guest speakers and CV writing classes hosted by Adele Carr (a local financial recruitment agency). You will also attend a presentation by the apprenticeship team who can help you secure a job with training prospects.
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if it is required and a welfare team that are on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
For further information on student support please visit wvr.ac.uk/student-support
Our accounting tutors specialise in their subjects, we have a tax expert, an entrepreneur, an ACCA Chartered Accountant and a CIMA Chartered Accountant. We also have fantastic progression routes leading on from this course and we strive to help you achieve your goals.
The course fee is £200
19+ students studying on a full L1/L2 course and who do not have a previous full L1/L2 qualification may be eligible for full funding or a fee remission.
19+ students studying on a L3 qualification may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.
For Finance support and enquiries please visit wvr.ac.uk/higher-education-help-finances
£40 AAT Student Membership Registration.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. If you do want to progress on to the Foundation Certificate in Accounting then you would need to have good Maths and English skills. Have you considered taking one of our free adult English or Maths courses to ensure you are ready?