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The AAT Certificate in Bookkeeping is a short qualification to help students develop essential bookkeeping skills. It is one of the three qualifications that enable students to apply for the AAT ‘Professional Bookkeeper’ status.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are required. A key skills initial assessment may be required for all applicants who do not hold one of the following:

– Qualification at Level 2 or above in a related field, (e.g. bookkeeping, business administration)

– GCSE grade C or above in maths or English

– Recent, relevant work experience (on agreement with Course Tutor)

Course Details/Contents

There are specified units which make up the key roles of the bookkeeping occupation at this level.  These units are as follows;

Introduction to Bookkeeping

Principles of Bookkeeping Controls

Further details to the content and syllabus for each of these units can be obtained from the AAT website (

Materials/Text Book Requirements

Text book purchases are required for this course at an approximate cost of £30.  Additional revision books are also available.  These books can be purchased through any online bookstore, or direct from the publishers using details that will be provided nearer the time.

Study Requirements

You will need a great deal of commitment, and will be expected undertake additional work as well as that done during college classes (on average 3 to 6 hours per week).

Assessment/Examination Details

You are required to successfully complete a Computer Based Assessment for each unit detailed above.



Aged 19+
Course fees* £362


*includes all aspect of the course, including tuition and exams (excluding textbooks – see below)


Textbooks will be required at an approximate cost of £30, payable direct to the publisher or your chosen bookstore.


All students will be required to register with the AAT as a Student Member. This incurs an initial subscription fee of £65, payable directly to the AAT. See for more details.


Refund of fees will only be paid in the event the College cancels the course, or if you notify the College of your intention to withdraw from the course 2 weeks prior to the start date.


Fees – All fees quoted are for British/ EEA Citizens with settled status who have been resident in an EEA country for the last 3 years or have exceptional circumstances or exceptional leave to remain.  If you are in any doubt as to your status please ask for advice on enrolment.


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