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The AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping covers a basic introduction to the bookkeeping skills necessary for entry level roles. Students will develop practical accountancy skills in manual bookkeeping tasks and an understanding of the associated documents and the role of a bookkeeper.

This qualification comprises of one unit:

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 task


You will be assessed via examination, for this course you will need to sit one exam. Exams are computer based, and have a duration of 1 hour 30 minutes. Exams are sat at an AAT exam centre or remotely. Find an exam centre near you.

Is this course suitable for me?

The Level 1 AAT Award in Bookkeeping is perfect for those with no prior knowledge of the accountancy industry, looking to move into an entry level position. Skills developed through this qualification could lead to employment in roles such as:

  • Trainee bookkeeper

  • Accounts administrator

  • Billing/payments administrator/coordinator

  • Accounts junior

  • Accounts receivable/payable assistant

  • Procurement and finance assistant

  • Assistant cashier

If you’re taking that first step onto the accountancy career ladder, an online AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping course is the best route to give you that professional advantage. AAT courses are recognised by employers worldwide as practical and technical qualifications that prepare students for roles specifically in finance.

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  • Unrivalled support package

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  • First class study materials and resources

Frequently Asked Questions

When you have completed your enrolment with assistance from a course advisor, you will receive your log-in details to the DLC Learning Hub. Here you will find all the resources, guidance, and tips you need to succeed with your studies. Your support advisor will contact you to introduce themselves before you get started.

We provide a number of payment options including payment in full, interest-free credit and a direct debit option. Speak with a member of the course advisory team to decide which payment option works best for you.

When you have enrolled onto your course you will be allocated your own support advisor and tutor, who you can contact as often as required throughout your studies. Your support advisor and tutor will be available to speak via telephone, zoom, email, or messenger on the DLC Learning Hub.

We provide training courses at many different levels to suit your professional development. When you have completed a particular level, you will automatically be able to progress to the next level. Speak with your support advisor about your progression options.

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