The course is designed to develop your practical bookkeeping skills. It will introduce you to the role of the bookkeeper and bookkeeping terminology so that you can contribute effectively in the workplace.

The course is made up of the following components:

  • Identifying main duties and roles of the bookkeeper

  • Mastering double entry system for financial transactions

  • Processing customer and supplier transactions such as dealing with invoices and credit notes.

  • Analysing cash books and recording receipts and payments


You'll need to join the AAT to take the AAT exams. AAT membership has plenty of benefits including access to essential accounting resources on career development, technical training, network meetings and a quarterly journal. For current membership and exam prices, please check the AAT website or speak to your tutor. There is a selection of books that you will need for your course. Your tutor will confirm costs with you when you start the course.


You will take one computer-based online assessment at the end of the course.

Entry Requirements

You will need to take an assessment before enrolling on this course. 

Book your place on an assessment here

Next Steps

This course will give you the knowledge and confidence to progress to employment. It will allow to progress to the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping or the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

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