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AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping

Have you been considering a career in finance? Do you have no prior knowledge or understanding of accounts? Don't want to take the risk of making a big investment in a course that might not be the best fit for you? Then this AAT training course is just perfect for you.

This online bookkeeping course will give you the foundation knowledge, confidence and platform to pursue a career in the accounting and bookkeeping industry. The course covers key topics such as assets, liabilities, income, expenses, as well as trading methods like cash and credit. This course will also introduce you to the concept of double entry bookkeeping.

Upon completion, you will have transferable skills such as communication and problem-solving competencies, that can be applied in many areas of your life. You will also have a solid foundation to pursue a career in finance, whether as an accountant or a bookkeeper.

This course is recognised by employers as a first step towards becoming a qualified bookkeeper, giving you an edge when it comes to job hunting.

All our AAT online bookkeeping courses are interactive giving you the flexibility to study at your own pace on any device. 

If you are thinking of a career in accounting then take the plunge and start this course today!

We're incredibly honoured to be recognised for our achievements as an AAT Training Provider, and we're proud to have been awarded the following accolades and awards: 

  • AAT Tutor of the Year, 2024 - WINNERS! 
  • AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year, 2024 - Finalist.
  • PQ Magazine's Editor's Choice, 2023 - WINNERS!
  • AAT Tutor of the year award, 2022 - Finalist.
  • PQ Magazine’s Accounting Online College of the Year, 2022 - Finalist.
  • AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year, 2020 - Finalist.

Key features

  • Course Access: 3 months
  • Join a community of over 625,000
  • Assessments: Available at your local test centre
  • AAT Subscription available (additional cost)
  • Tutor support & fast response time from our award-winning experts
  • Delivered online with tutor support
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Key features
  • Course Access: 3 months
  • Join a community of over 625,000
  • Assessments: Available at your local test centre
  • AAT Subscription available (additional cost)
  • Tutor support & fast response time from our award-winning experts
  • Delivered online with tutor support

Course Details

Why study the AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping with e-Careers?

If you’re looking to start a career in the finance industry and become an accredited professional, choose an award-winning professional training provider like e-Careers, to undertake your accounting and bookkeeping courses with!

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 625,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training solutions for our delegates.

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Benefits of this bookkeeper course

  • Best Price Guaranteed! - You won't find a like-for-like price cheaper, guaranteed!

  • Flexibility – This course is delivered online via our interactive eLearning training platform, where you will have access to animation videos, knowledge checks, assignments, question banks, practice papers and more, letting you study wherever and whenever suits you best

  • Tutor support included – Our experienced, award-winning AAT tutors have over 20 years of experience

  • Interest-free payment options - We offer a range of payments options to help spread the cost of your course fees

  • Authority – We are an industry-recognised and AAT approved training provider

  • A badge of excellence – AAT is recognised by employers both nationally and internationally and teach you a range of practical, real-world accounting skills that can be applied in UK businesses

  • Our bookkeeping courses developed by industry experts - This online bookkeeper course was written and developed by our team of experts, including AAT professionals who teach in college, bringing classroom quality training to your online course

  • Gain the skills employers want – Gain practical industry focused qualifications, helping you take on the right roles for your skill set

  • Boost your earning potential – Your certifications will begin your journey to opening career paths to more senior job roles, helping you maximise your earning potential

  • Confidence – Gain confidence as you train through your AAT course via our online platform

  • AAT Subscription available

  • TOTUM PRO Card – This course is eligible for a TOTUM PRO Card


Benefits of our online bookkeeping training platform

We've developed an award-winning online bookkeeping training platform that makes it simple to access everything you need for your bookkeeping qualifications in one easy-to-use portal.

  • Stay motivated and learn when it suits you and your lifestyle with access to resources 24/7

  • All the help, support, and guidance in one place including tutor support, FAQ’s, and customer service contact details

  • Online learning includes videos and interactive animations bringing the subject of bookkeeping to life

  • Includes question banks and practice papers

  • Includes videos throughout your learning from your tutor guiding you on how to work through the course and keep you on track and focused on how to achieve exam success

  • Mobile friendly platform and content that works across all devices (PC, Macs, mobiles, and tablets)

  • Knowledge checks so that you can put into practice what you’ve learned and test your knowledge

  • Notifications when new resources are added to your portal

  • Engage with your peers and join our community of students – chat, support each other and set up study groups

Contact us today to enrol on this AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping training course and kick-start your bookkeeping career!

Is the AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping suitable for me?

This bookkeeping course is the perfect entry-level course for individuals who want to build practical skills. This qualification opens opportunities to pursue further studies in either an accountancy or bookkeeping profession, find employment, or simply gain new knowledge.

Anyone who has minimal work experience or needs additional knowledge will benefit greatly from this qualification

This course would also benefit you if you’re:

  • A young student seeking finance-specific skills

  • An adult wanting to start a career in accounting or bookkeeping, but has no knowledge, experience or confidence in this sector whatsoever

  • Self-employed and looking to do your own bookkeeping within your business

What qualifications do you need to be a bookkeeper?

To become a successful bookkeeper, working for a company or running your own bookkeeping business you need to have a certain level of knowledge and expertise in accounting and financial management.

One of the best ways to gain the knowledge and skills required to become a fully qualified bookkeeper is to pursue a professional qualification such as those offered by AAT.

Modern online and distance learning courses allow you to gain such bookkeeping qualifications in a flexible learning environment very cost effectively.

Apart from getting the necessary qualification, certified bookkeepers must have excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, and a logical and analytical approach to work.

They should also be comfortable with numbers and have good communication skills, as they need to liaise with others on a regular basis.

Overall, if you are keen to pursue a career in bookkeeping, the AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping can provide you with the knowledge and confidence to start your journey in this field.

With the right qualification and skills, you can be confident in your ability to pursue a successful career in bookkeeping and accounting.

What jobs can I apply for after my AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping?

Studying bookkeeping qualifications can help you build a successful career in diverse sectors.

With the skills you'll develop in this bookkeeping course, you can apply for junior bookkeeping and accounting supporting administration positions with confidence.

Examples of such positions include:

  • Accounts Junior - £21,524

  • Assistant Cashier - £23,963

  • Accounts Administrator - £23,272

  • Procurement and Finance Assistant - £24,791

  • Billing/Payments Administrator/Coordinator - £25,047

  • Trainee Bookkeeper - £27,337

  • Accounts Receivable/Payable Assistant - £28,966

Salary Source: Glassdoor


What does a bookkeeper do on a daily basis?

Daily tasks that certified bookkeepers do will vary depending on type and size of organisation, however typical jobs that a bookkeeper does on a daily basis include:

  • Posting transactions: A bookkeeper will post transactions to ledger accounts such as sales, purchases, payments, credit control and receipts - implementing their understanding of double entry bookkeeping. This may include the use of online accounting software such as Sage, Xero or Quickbooks online.

  • Maintaining financial records: A bookkeeper will maintain financial records on a daily basis, such as invoices, receipts, and bank statements.

  • Reconciling accounts: A bookkeeper will reconcile accounts ensuring they are accurate and up-to-date.

  • Preparing financial statements: A bookkeeper will prepare financial statements such as profit and loss account, balance sheet and income statements.

  • Filing taxes: A bookkeeper will file taxes such as sales tax and payroll tax.

  • Payroll management: A bookkeeper will manage various aspects of payroll, such as calculating employee wages.

  • Tracking expenses: A bookkeeper will track expenses, such as office supplies and travel expenses.

  • Generating reports: A bookkeeper will generate various accounting and bookkeeping reports, such as sales reports and financial reports.


AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping Syllabus

Unit 1 – Bookkeeping Fundamentals

  • 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


Assessment method: Computer based assessment

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Guided learning hours (GLH): 75


What is the TOTUM PRO Card and where can you use it?

This bookkeeping course is eligible for a TOTUM PRO Card, which offers discounts in a wide range of shops and websites, helping you get money off food, holidays and flights, clothes, make-up gym memberships and much more. TOTUM PRO card is aimed at professional learners, giving you access to exclusive discounts. Explore the full list of offers.

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