Course overview

Accounting Level 1 Award City of Bristol College

A part-time Accounting (Bookkeeping) Level 1 course, offering the ideal first step towards a new career in bookkeeping or accounts.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This professional Accounting (Bookkeeping) Level 1 course is designed for individuals aged 19 and over.

It can help you gain bookkeeping skills and to find out more about accounts and bookkeeping as a career.

What you'll learn

Students studying this qualification will learn the skills and supporting knowledge in one mandatory unit, Bookkeeping Fundamentals. Topics covered include:

  • The role of the bookkeeper including an understanding of the importance of timely and accurate work as well as ethical principles
  • Fundamental accounting and bookkeeping concepts and terminology
  • Business documentation including invoices and credit notes
  • Processing customer and supplier transactions, receipts and payments
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Dual effect of transactions
  • The role of software in bookkeeping and accounting including software security

Course entry requirements

Anyone aged 19+ can join this Accounting (Bookkeeping) Level 1 course.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course is delivered at our College Green Centre. The course learning outcomes are assessed by one end of course, computer-marked AAT exam.

Future career and study opportunities

This Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping qualification can lead to further study and/or employment within the bookkeeping, finance or administration sectors.

Progression courses include:

  • Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting
  • Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping

This Level 1 qualification could also lead to employment in junior or supporting administration or finance roles such as accounts administrator, accounts junior or accounts receivable/payable assistant.

Additional costs

You will need to pay a one-off AAT subscription fee – this is subject to change but currently £42.

If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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