Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
Access (Level 1) qualifications are an entry point for students who need additional support to develop their finance or business skills. These qualifications are designed to give students the introductory knowledge and confidence to take on higher level AAT qualifications and to progress in their lives and careers.
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. AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping. However, the ability to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience is a valuable skill in any role and in any type of business, particularly in finance roles.
For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their AAT studies with a good standard of English and maths.
- Understand the role of the bookkeeper
- Understand financial transactions
- Process customer and supplier transactions
- Process receipts and payments
Following successful completion of this qualification, your progression will normally be to the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting.
To start this programme, you MUST demonstrate ability to benefit from the course and have literacy and numeracy skills at level 2. Exemptions from this requirement will be granted in exceptional cases where applicants can demonstrate prior knowledge or RELEVANT experience. Any exemptions are granted at our total discretion. In addition you may be required to pass an Entry Test to ensure your skills are at the necessary level to cope with the course.
Students must successfully complete one end-of-qualification computer-based assessment to achieve this qualification. The proportion of this qualification assessed by external assessment is 100%.
Learners who completed this course went on to apply for the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, and to follow this with Level 3 and 4 studies. You could continue your studies and gain a partial or full AAT Qualification.
Subject to further testing, you would be eligible to apply for the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, and possibly to follow this with Level 3 and 4 studies.
You could work in a junior capacity in a clerical or similar role.
You will learn in dedicated classrooms and computer rooms, and be taught by an experienced tutor. You can choose from one half day or evening session of 3 hours per week.