What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
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The AAT Award in Bookkeeping offers learners the opportunity to develop practical bookkeeping skills. This qualification may interest those who are self-employed or working in small businesses who wish to start doing their own bookkeeping. This qualification will also help students to move on to further study in either accountancy or bookkeeping with the AAT. This qualification will particularly suit those learners who have had minimal work experience or those who need some additional support in order to progress. This may include those in business who want to start to try and understand their books, younger learners seeking tangible and finance-specific skills, adults seeking to validate their existing skills, or students who would like to test their abilities before progressing further with AAT.
Learners 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. The course is assessed by a Computer Based Test, 1.5 hours maximum time allowed.
A student completing this qualification will develop an understanding of the role of the bookkeeper, including the need for confidentiality and accuracy in their work. Students 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. Students 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. Students 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 or accounting at Foundation level.
Units covered are:
1. Understanding the role of the bookkeeper
2. Understanding financial transactions
3. Processing customer and supplier transactions
4. Processing receipts and payments