• March
  • Part-Time Evening
  • 12 weeks or more
  • Accounting
  • SCQF Level 5


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Intro to the course:

A recognised qualification from AAT that introduces the role of a bookkeeper and the underpinning knowledge to identify and carry out simple different bookkeeping activities, such as income and expenditure, profit and loss and assets and liabilities.  It also offers an introduction to bookkeeping software like Sage and the benefits and risks associated with this software and the importance of ethical behaviour.

SCQF Level 5

Study mode
Multiple Available

Start date

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in bookkeeping who would like to achieve a formal award from AAT, it will allow you to develop transferable business skills alongside bookkeeping skills which are valuable for those entering the workplace for the first time or those considering a change in career.

What will I study?

The Level 1 award in bookkeeping covers a range of topics that include:

  • 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

Next Step Course Options

This course can allow progression onto AAT level 2 courses and HNC Accounting.

How will I be assessed?

Students must successfully achieve the mandatory unit assessment.  The proportion of this qualification assessed by externally marked assessment is 100%.

The assessment in this qualification:

  • is set and marked by AAT
  • is computer based
  • is time-limited
  • will take place at the college which is an approved training provider

Why should I choose this course?

The Finance and Business Services was identified in Scotland's Economic Strategey as one of the growth sectors in Scotland in which Scotland can increase productivity and growth.

The course is an excellent introduction and stepping stone for anyone looking to start a career in accounting, finance or business, whether they have previous experience of accounting or not.

Where can this course lead?

Cashier, Clerical Assistant, Trainee Bookkeeping Assistant

What are the entry requirements?

For the best chance of success we recommend that you have a good standard of English and Maths.

What are the interview arrangements?

No formal interview, students will be invited to an informal information/enrolment session.

Other information:

The delivery model can vary dependent on student needs.  The class will be running face to face in college however, if candidates would prefer to work remotely from home for some of the course, this can be accommodated.  There is a course delivery schedule which specifies  the sessions that candidates need to be “in college” for.  The course is assessed by an AAT on-line exam, this would need to take place “in college”.

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