Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Accountancy | AAT Award in Bookkeeping | Level 1

Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional, Open to international students Campus: Central Brighton Campus Assessment: Online exam. Qualification: AAT Award in Accounting Level 1 Awarding Body: AAT

Why this course?

A student completing this qualification will develop an understanding of the role of the bookkeeper, including the need for confidentiality and accuracy in their work. Students will learn underpinning theory including how to identify assets, liabilities, income and expenses; how to identify profit and loss; and the differences between trading for cash and trading on credit.

Students will also develop the skills to process customer and supplier transactions, to enter receipts and payments into the cashbook and check amounts against the bank statement in preparation for bank reconciliation.

Students will be introduced to the dual effect of transactions. This is a fundamental underpinning concept for double entry bookkeeping and will support students who go on to study bookkeeping at Foundation level. 

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CM0393-1C 17 Sep 2019 Central Brighton 5.30pm - 8.30pm 12 weeks £360.00
CM0416-1C 14 Jan 2020 Central Brighton 5.30pm - 8.30pm 12 weeks £360.00 Enrol & Pay

Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances, please see our finance information.

Course units

  • Understanding the role of the bookkeeper
  • Understanding financial transactions
  • Processing customer and supplier transactions
  • Processing receipts and payments


Why the MET?

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries, and the beach. 

Course fees

The cours fees are £350.

The cost and whether or not you have to pay for your course depends on your age, circumstances and educational history.

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Careers

Potential Careers

Chartered or certified accountant

Typical Tasks:

  • Plans and oversees implementation of accountancy system and policies.
  • Prepares financial documents and reports for management, shareholders, statutory or other bodies.
  • Audits accounts and book-keeping records.
  • Prepares tax returns, advises on tax problems and contests disputed claim before tax official.
  • Conducts financial investigations concerning insolvency, fraud, possible mergers, etc.
  • Evaluates financial information for management purposes.
  • Liaises with management and other professionals to compile budgets and other costs.
  • Prepares periodic accounts, budgetary reviews and financial forecasts.
  • Conducts investigations and advises management on financial aspects of productivity, stock holding, sales, new products, etc.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 2.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £21,489

AVERAGE £38,649

POTENTIAL £64,916

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Mathematics
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing

Financial or accounting technician

Typical Tasks:

  • Maintains profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flow forecasts and other accounting records.
  • Produces, collates and reports financial information for managers.
  • Liaises with clients to ensure that payments are made on time and credit limits are not exceeded.
  • Ensures invoices and payments are correct and sent out on time.
  • Monitors accounting systems to determine accounts are being maintained effectively and provides information on accounting practices to auditors.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 3.7% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £24,726

AVERAGE £37,733

POTENTIAL £69,791

Desired Skills:
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking

Book-keeper, payroll manager or wages clerk

Typical Tasks:

  • Records and checks accuracy of daily financial transactions.
  • Prepares provisional balances and reconciles these with appropriate accounts.
  • Supervises payroll team and develops payroll systems and procedures.
  • Calculates and records hours worked, wages due, deductions and voluntary contributions.
  • Processes holiday, sick and maternity pay and travel and subsistence expenses.
  • Compiles schedules and distributes or arranges distribution of wages and salaries.
  • Calculates costs and overheads and prepares analyses for management.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 2.9% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,790

AVERAGE £24,375

POTENTIAL £38,103

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring

Finance officer

Typical Tasks:

  • Oversees the recording and checking of daily financial transactions, the preparation of provisional balances and reconciliation of accounts.
  • Prepares or arranges the preparation of financial reports for managers.
  • Plans work schedules and assigns tasks to financial clerks.
  • Coordinates the activities and resources of finance departments.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 1.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £18,057

AVERAGE £24,707

POTENTIAL £35,822

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
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