Access award in Bookkeeping

AAT Level 1 Bookkeeping


We love the new AAT Level 1 Access Award in Bookkeeping. It’s a quick, cost effective way of getting a professional accountancy qualification.

  • It’s a perfect way of finding out whether accountancy is for you.
  • No entry requirements – you can start the course today!
  • Get a taster of what it’s like to work in a professional office
  • Learn key accounting terms and concepts.
  • English not your first language? This is a great place to start.
  • With 6 hours a week of study, you can easily complete this qualification within a month.
Course Fee: £160 inc VAT
(instalment options available)

Want to find out more?

Watch this video to find out more about the Level 1 Access Award in Bookkeeping and how McArthur Online can help you attain this qualification through easy-to-follow videos and example questions.



 Tuition recordings which cover the whole syllabus, making it easier to pass your exams first time.

 Full, step by step, work through of the official AAT practice exams, so you know exactly how the exam is structured, and what to expect.

 A study text, purpose written to guarantee exam success (includes postage).

 Tutor support until midnight, 7 days a week – no one else offers such comprehensive support.

 We are so confident that we will get you through your exams first time, that you get full tutor support and online access until you qualify!


There is one assessment which you will take at a registered assessment centre. We will give you full guidance and support on choosing your exam centre.


Our fees £160

(2 monthly instalments of £80 or one-time payment)

Price includes UK postage

AAT assessment cost £75*

*Assessment fees vary from centre to centre, the fee is paid direct to the exam venue that you choose.

AAT student registration £40

Total cost £275


Once completed, you move up to to either the Level 2 Foundation Certificates in Accountancy or Bookkeeping.

Can lead to employment in roles like assistant bookkeeper or accounts junior.

Our Student Reviews

“I was looking to develop my professional skills for a new career and I have found studying with McArthur Online to be exceptional value for money. I have really enjoyed studying the Level 1 Bookkeeping course and I am now progressing with Level 2. Support from tutors is great and they respond to your emails really quickly. I believe this is a great course for someone new to finance who wants to build their confidence.”

James Ridley

“I’ve been thinking of changing career for some while. I decided on the AAT courses, and felt that starting from the very beginning was the right thing to do, so enrolled on the level 1 Bookkeeping course. The online tutorials fully support the course text, and guide you through the topics as well as a very detailed revision and practice for the final exam. McArthur Online made learning a new subject enjoyable, with the added bonus of passing first time! Next stop Foundation Certificate in Accounting, then hopefully levels 3 and 4!”

Justin Webb

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