AAT Bookkeeping Qualifications
Whether you need bookkeeping skills for your business, already work in the field and need a professional qualification or are looking to set up your own bookkeeping practice, our AAT Bookkeeping courses cover everything you'll need to know. Develop the essential bookkeeping skills at the heart of every business.
From an introduction into the principles of manual bookkeeping and the common terminology, through to the knowledge of double entry bookkeeping, control accounts, journals and preparing final accounts, we give you all the knowledge you need to be a professional bookkeeper.
BPP offers the Foundation and Advanced Levels of the Certificate in Bookkeeping:
AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping
Best suited to those already working in finance looking for a qualification, those who want to work in and those who are self-employed and need to do their own bookkeeping
The Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping consists of two units, each assessed by a separate Computer-Based Test (CBT), and should take around 12 weeks to complete – depending on study method.
- Bookkeeping Transactions (BTRN)
- Bookkeeping Controls (BKCL)
This qualification is a fast track route to the Level 3 AAT Accountancy qualification; so upon completion students can continue with either Level 3 of the AAT Accounting Qualification, or move on to the Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping (see below)
AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping
Best suited to those who have completed the Level 2 Certificate, experienced bookkeepers looking to acquire further skills or to those employed in small to medium-sized organisations requiring an advanced level of knowledge on this subject
The Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping consists of three units, each assessed by a separate Computer-Based Test (CBT) and should take around 6 months to complete – depending on study method:
- Advanced Bookkeeping (AVBK)
- Final Accounts Preparation (FAPR)
- Indirect Tax (IDRX)
Upon completion, you can continue with the rest of the Level 3 paper of the AAT Accounting Qualification, then move on to Level 4.
Order of study for Bookkeeping units
Study BTRN before starting BKCL. Study AVBK before starting FAPR. Other AAT units can be started in any order
How much will it cost?
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Included in the course price
Remember to register for Bookkeeping with the AAT – phone 020 3735 2434
The AAT are introducing a new Professional Membership option as an AAT Bookkeeper, available to those who have completed a new Level 3 Bookkeeping Qualification. This will open the doors to you running your own bookkeeping practice, as well as many other career paths.