AAT Level 1 Access Award in Bookkeeping

AAT Level 1 Access Award in Bookkeeping Material

Course Introduction AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping (Level 1)     

The AAT Level 1 Access Award in Bookkeeping is a new flexible home study qualification launched in January 2018 which can be studied via distance learning with a personal tutor or by self – studying.

Access qualifications are an entry point for students who need to develop their finance or business skills. These qualifications are designed to give students the introductory knowledge and confidence to take on a higher level AAT qualification and to progress in their lives and careers.

Students should choose to study the AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping if they wish to develop an understanding of the basics of manual bookkeeping. Students completing this qualification may wish to pursue careers in finance or business in either the private or public sectors. This qualification complements the other qualifications in the suite of AAT Access qualifications and may be combined with the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software to give a strong foundation for further study with AAT in either accountancy or bookkeeping.

No prior knowledge is required and the course can be completed in as little as 6 weeks depending on your study time.

Was £199 Now £169 – With tutor support

Was £179 Now £148 – Self study

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We will tutor you until you pass your AAT Level 1 in Accounting! Students are required to be actively & continuously studying. Please see our T&C’s.

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You will have access to an excellent support network of accountancy tutors, course advisors and admin team who are genuinely happy to help.

The AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping qualification covers a range of skills and the relevant supporting knowledge in one mandatory unit:

Whilst completing this qualification you will develop an understanding of the role of the bookkeeper, including the need for confidentiality and accuracy in your work.

You will learn underpinning theory including how to identify assets, liabilities, income and expenses; how to identify profit and loss; and the differences between trading for cash and trading on credit.

You will also develop the skills to process customer and supplier transactions, to enter receipts and payments into the cash book and check amounts against the bank statement in preparation for bank reconciliation.

You will be introduced to the dual effect of transactions. This is a fundamental underpinning concept for double-entry bookkeeping and will support students who go on to study bookkeeping at Foundation level.

The skills developed in this qualification can lead to employment in junior or supporting administrative roles in companies across a wide range of sectors, for example, as a:

  • trainee bookkeeper
  • accounts administrator
  • billing/payments administrator/coordinator
  • accounts junior
  • accounts receivable/payable assistant
  • procurement and finance assistant
  • assistant cashier

Access to bookkeeping: introduces the role of a bookkeeper and simple bookkeeping techniques.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the role of the bookkeeper
  • Understand financial transactions
  • Process customer and supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments

Course Books are delivered to your home via next day delivery if enrolled by 2:30pm.

AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping (Level 1) - Study ManualMy Premier Training Account (MyPTA)
MyPTA is your own personal online account that has everything you need to study right at your fingertips.

You have access to:

  • Tutor and course advisor contact details
  • Study books online
  • Personal timetable (supported study only)
  • Revision tools and extra e-learning tests
  • Registration and ID numbers
  • Instalment plan details (supported study only)

Online Interactive Videos

E-Learning videos in which our tutors cover key topics visually to aid our students learning and development.

Online Assignments (supported study only)

Our assignments are skill-based, allowing you to put into practice what you have learned in theory. They cover the course topics extensively to ensure students are fully prepared for the AAT assessments. Each assignment will cover a few chapters of your study book to allow you to recap and test your knowledge of each section.

Online Practice Assessments (supported study only)

Our Practice Assessments are designed to prepare students for their live AAT assessment. They are based closely on the actual assessment so that students are fully prepared and aware of what will be expected.

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At the end of the course, you will be assessed to ensure that you can demonstrate the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding required to meet the learning outcomes and objectives of each unit. The assessment will take place at an AAT Approved Assessment centre in the form of a Computer Based Test

Computer Based Test
A 1.5 hour exam is supervised under test conditions at an AAT approved assessment centre.

How and where do I sit an assessment?

  • There are AAT approved assessment centres across the UK. The AAT has a search facility on their website that you will find in your MyAAT account.
  • Log in to your personal online MyAAT and search for your nearest assessment centre.
  • Simply contact your chosen assessment centre and book the date and time you wish to sit the assessment.
  • Attend your assessment centre, take and pass your assessment and receive your results

Remember! Your Premier Training Course Advisor is here to help if necessary.

Assessment Fees:

AAT Assessment Fees are £70 – £80 but assessment centre administration fees can vary in price.

On successful completion of this level, you will receive your certificate directly from the AAT.

You will need to pay the assessment fee directly to the exam centre as and when you book each assessment.

Find your nearest assessment centre here: https://www.aat.org.uk/assessment/assessment-venue/search

About Tutor Support

  • Peter ClarkeAll of our tutors are qualified in accounting with both vocational and extensive teaching experience.
  • Tutors are efficient, patient and friendly and you can call as many times as you need to.
  • You have instant and direct access to your personal tutor and course advisor via telephone and email.
  • Assignments are marked by a tutor and not a computer and are returned promptly.
  • We have personal course advisors, many of whom have completed or are currently studying AAT courses and who have hands-on experience of balancing studies with work and family commitments.
  • We have in-house IT specialists to help students who are experiencing technical difficulties.

You will be allocated a personal AAT tutor who will guide you throughout the course.

We have a team of tutors who are here to help and if your personal tutor is not available they will be happy to help and keep the marking turnaround prompt. They are qualified, experienced, patient and effective communicators so you will find that you will build a good student/teacher relationship with them all.

When studying with us you will find the staff friendly and helpful with a great support network for students. You will receive constructive feedback, guidance and support. You will also receive a personal timetable to follow which structures your whole coursework for you which can be flexible to suit your pace of study.

You are also provided with a personal course advisor who has great knowledge of the  AAT qualified who can offer advice on how to manage your AAT course studies along with work, family and other commitments.

Our tutors are very accessible! The office is open at the following times:

9 am – 8 pm
9 am – 8 pm
9 am – 8 pm
9 am – 8 pm
9 am – 5 pm
9 am – 12 pm
Course Fees
AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping (Level 1) with Tutor support
AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping (Level 1) Self Study
Postage & Packaging (Monday to Friday Delivery)
Postage & Packaging (Saturday Delivery)
Postage & Packaging (overseas*)
Was £199 Now £169
Was £179 Now £148

The AAT Level 1 course fee and P&P can be paid by four equal monthly instalments at no extra charge and the first instalment will get you started immediately (UK students only).

Additional fees to remember:

Please note that in order to achieve the AAT qualification you will need to join the AAT as a student member. The following items are not included in your course fees:

Additional fees 
AAT Registration fee:  £40
Examination fees*:  £70-80
*The exam fee will vary depending on where you sit the exam, there will also be an invigilation fee charged on top of the AAT exam fee.

*Please note the overseas P&P of £49 is an estimate and we will confirm the final amount of P&P due when the delivery address has been confirmed.

AAT Level 1 Access Award in Bookkeeping Enrolment

You can enrol regardless of academic background, nationality, age, location, gender, religion or occupation; and with the determination to succeed you will gain a qualification which is very recognised by employers.

There are several ways to enrol with Premier Training on your chosen AAT course. Simply choose the way that is most convenient for you. Remember we are open late evenings which are  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, till 8.00pm. If you enrol Monday to Friday before 2.30pm you will receive all your course material the very next day (including Saturday!).

Telephone By phone: Simply telephone 01469 515444. The easiest and quickest way to enrol is over the phone using a credit/debit card. This will only take a few minutes and the course advisor will complete the enrolment form for you. 
Email Email: info@premiertraining.co.uk
Online Online: To enrol online just click on the link below and the link will take you to where you can complete an online enrolment form and pay securely using a credit or debit card, via our secure server.  <Click here to enrol>
Invoice By invoice: If fees are payable by a third party, e.g. an employer,  please click here to complete an online enrolment form

Please note this does require both student and employer signatures and is a live document so both must be present when completing the form. It must be completed in one session as data will not save for continuation at another time.


Should you have any queries about enrolling on your chosen course, please do not hesitate to contact us first for advice.

Did you know it’s easier to enrol over the phone? The course advisor team will complete the enrolment quickly and efficiently. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions or request an alternative instalment plan. All you need to do is call: 01469 515444 and we can get you started straight away.

If your employer is paying for the course simply download and complete this enrolment form and ask your employer to sign section 3. The form can either be faxed to Premier Training on 01469 572349 or scanned and email to:  info@premiertraining.co.uk *Please note you do not need to complete your enrolment online if your employer is paying for the course.

If we receive the enrolment form Monday to Friday before 2.30pm you will receive your study books the very next day (including Saturdays!).

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