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£239.00 Course symbols: * IA Q FL
The AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping offers students at Level 1 the opportunity to develop practical bookkeeping skills. This qualification may help students to move on to further study in either accountancy or bookkeeping with AAT, offer a route into employment or be of interest to those already in employment. There is an additional admission fee of to be confirmed which is paid by the student directly to AAT. Workbooks need to be purchased at a further cost. Course includes exam costs of £31.00
What you need to join the class
a) guidance needed: All students must attend the first session of this class, which will be a guidance session. At this session the tutor will discuss the course with you to ensure that it is the right course for you. b) entry requirements: No formal entry requirements. Students enrolling on this course will be expected to sit an English and Maths Initial Assessment prior to being accepted onto the course. You can book your Initial Assessment online at www.tlcbexley.ac.uk. It is quick, simple and a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you. Alternatively you can call 020 3045 5176, quoting the course you are interested in and the course code, or visit one of our centres. Initial Assessment is conducted to assess that you have the correct level of English and Maths necessary for the course and where required additional support can be put in place to help you succeed. If you are unsuccessful in your Initial Assessment, guidance will be given to you regarding a more suitable course.
What the course will cover
The AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping introduces students to manual bookkeeping. The qualification covers a range of skills and the relevant supporting knowledge in one mandatory unit: • Access to Bookkeeping.
Teaching and learning activities
Demonstration, discussion and explanation from the tutor, group interaction with tutor and peers. Learners will receive instruction sheets, handouts, practice exercises and one-to-one tuition. There will be plenty of hands-on practice using the software, Windows 10 and Office 2016.
What you will be able to do by the end of the course (Course objectives)
1. Understand the role of the bookkeeper. Duties and responsibilities of a bookkeeper. Ways to keep information confidential. Importance of working with accuracy. 2. Understand financial transactions. The buying and selling process. Basic bookkeeping terminology. The dual effect of transactions. 3. Process customer and supplier transactions. Prepare sales invoices and credit notes. Check purchase invoices and credit notes. Record sales and purchase invoices and credit notes in the books of prime entry. Identify outstanding amounts for individual customers and suppliers. 4. Process receipts and payments. Enter receipts and payments into a cash book. Use the cash book to calculate closing amounts of cash in hand and cash in the bank. Check the closing amount of cash in the bank against the closing balance on the bank statement.
Examination or qualification (if applicable) including costs. The course fee usually includes examination costs: registration with the exam board, certification and administration fees. If the fees are not included, the brochure will tell you this.
Qualification: Level One Access Award in Bookkeeping - AAT. In addition to the course and examination fees there is a student membership fee of £43.00 (subject to change) which you must pay directly to AAT. The exact cost is to be confirmed. Assessments are computer based. Costs: The examination costs are included within the total course fee but there will be a charge of £51 per resit. In addition to the course and examination fees there is a student membership fee of £43 which you must pay directly to AAT.
Work expected outside lesson time (e.g. homework, assignments, etc.)
At least three hours per week reading/practical exercises required.
What you need to bring to the first class
Pen, pencil, calculator, notepaper.
Books, materials and equipment you need for the course (including additional costs, specialist stockists, etc.) Note: your tutor may recommend additional items during the course.
Resources are available and students will be advised at the first session.
What you can do next
On completion of this level once the student has some relevant accounting experience they can progress to: 1815B212 Accounting: Level One Access Award in Accounting Software – AAT.
Additional information - General
At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete a Student Learning Record (SLR) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency, who expect that learners who enrol on a course leading to a qualification will take that qualification at the College. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and SLR.
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