How will I be taught?
The course will be taught in a relaxed and informal atmosphere with students who attend regularly and complete home study as required. Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles to support you in achieving your goals. Your individual needs will be taken into consideration.
Throughout the course, your tutor will give you verbal and written feedback on your progress towards the requirements of the qualification. You will be provided with relevant textbooks to support your study.
The course will be formally assessed by separate AAT assessments including the Excel assessment on the 'AAT Award - Excel - Computerised Accounting Level 1' course which you are required to enrol on in order to achieve the AAT Award in Bookkeeping Level 1.
What do I need to bring with me?
Your tutor will advise you at the start of the course.
You will need a calculator (not one built into a mobile phone), a notebook, pen, pencil, eraser, ruler, highlighter and correction fluid or tape. Please also bring a pen, notepad and a ring binder for notes and handouts.
What can I do next?
This course can enable you to progress onto the 'AAT Award - Sage - Computerised Accounting Level 1' course. This course will enable you to apply your double-entry bookkeeping skills to a computerised accounts process.
In addition, this course can enable you to progress onto a Level 2 qualification such as the 'AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2' course. Specialist advice is available from your tutor to help you identify the best course for you. Please check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk for course details.
What do I need to join the course
Students interested in the AAT courses will be required to take two assessments prior to enrolling on the course, to ensure that this is the most suitable course for you. You can contact a local adult education centre and arrange an appointment to complete a literacy and a numeracy assessment at the centre.
You will need basic computing skills to attend this course and some basic knowledge of spreadsheets. You should be able to follow spoken and written instructions, read handouts/activities and take part in group discussions.
This course is aimed at those who are new to the skills and knowledge required of bookkeepers. It is suitable for students studying in preparation for employment in bookkeeping roles and for those who are already employed in bookkeeping and/or data processing roles.
As this is an accredited course, regular attendance, a high level of commitment and approximately 2.5 hours of home study per week are required from you when enrolling on this course.