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AAT L1 Award in Bookkeeping

AAT L1 Award in Bookkeeping

Level 1
Gloucester

Course Overview

Part Time
Certificate

If you have no prior accounting knowledge, this entry-level bookkeeping qualification will give you an understanding of manual, single-entry bookkeeping basics.

This qualification covers bookkeeping fundamentals. It will introduce you to the role of a bookkeeper and simple bookkeeping techniques, while providing an understanding on why it’s important to keep accurate and up to date financial information in business. You will learn how to identify a range of bookkeeping transactions including income, expenses, and profit and loss, as well as gaining an understanding of the benefits and risks associated with bookkeeping software and the importance of ethical behaviour.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the role of the bookkeeper.
  • Understand financial transactions.
  • Process customer and supplier transactions.
  • Process receipts and payments.
  • Understand the benefits and risks of using accounting software to complete bookkeeping tasks.

Please note the AAT registration fees (approx. £49) and the cost of text books (approx. £26) are in addition to the tuition fees.

  • This qualification is aimed at those aged 19 (as at 31st August of the academic year) or above who enjoy working with figures and are literate and numerate.

    There is no need for any prior accounting or bookkeeping knowledge. It provides a solid grounding for students before moving on to the Level 2 certificate in bookkeeping or the Level 2 certificate in accounting.

    You may be entitled to access this course for free if you are in receipt of certain benefits or on a low wage.

  • Successful completion of this qualification will provide a solid grounding to progress to the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping or Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.

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Studying for a business qualification gives you transferable skills that are desired by many industries and professions. You can go on to train as an accountant, manager, marketer, events coordinator or business administrator, and even develop the crucial skills needed to run your own business.

You’ll find that our range of business pathways allow you to explore and learn about a variety of business skills, before choosing a specialist area to suit your interests and future career goals. If you’re interested in events management, human resources, management, marketing, retail or social media, we have a business pathway to suit.

Gloucestershire College is connected to a number of businesses and throughout the year you will get the chance to see how real businesses operate. Previous work-related activities have included trips to Amazon and Sky headquarters and business planning with RBS.

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Ben Leighton

The business course is very versatile so it can help with lots of job options after college. My dream career is something in finance, maybe a Chartered Accountant, so everything I’m learning now on my course about Business will help me to reach that goal. I would encourage everyone who’s thinking of applying to GC to just do it, it’s been the best decision for me and I’m looking forward to what comes next in my education and career.“

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Louis Giles

I’m not sure what sort of career I want after the course yet but the college offers lots of career advice and guidance to help me. I applied for Gloucestershire College because there is better transport links and access for me and my wheelchair. I also thought the new campus looked really cool. I chose to study Business as my sister did the course previously and said it was really good, helping her get a job now. The course is very flexible and not too many hours a week so I can do other things like work experience around it.

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Ryan Davis

I would tell someone who is thinking of applying to the College to go for it as it will open doors to lots of great opportunities. When I finish the course I want to go to University – with Oxford as my first choice. I wanted to study at Gloucestershire College because of the new facilities and new Forest of Dean campus, I think it looks really impressive. I am studying Business as I think it will lead me to a lot of other new career opportunities."

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