AAT – Certificate in Accounting Bundle 1

The AAT bundle includes – Introduction to Bookkeeping, Principles of Bookkeeping Controls, Principles of Costing and, The Business Environment.
The Certificate in Accounting provides a comprehensive foundation in core accounting skills, as well as essential business and personal skills related to accountancy. Key themes such as technology, ethics, sustainability, and communication are integrated throughout the suite of programme.

This qualification consists of four mandatory courses, totalling 255 guided learning hours:
  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
  • Principles of Costing
  • The Business Environment
Working in accountancy requires strong communication skills, proficiency in information technology (IT), and a solid understanding of the business environment, along with the daily functions of finance and accounting. The purpose of this programme is to ensure that you are well-prepared and well-rounded, ready to progress into careers in business, finance, or professional accountancy, or to continue their education.

Upon completing this programme, you will have developed key accountancy skills, including double-entry bookkeeping and basic costing. You will also gain an understanding of purchase, sales, and general ledgers, and learn to use accounting software. Additionally, you will cultivate the professional skills and behaviors needed to contribute effectively in the workplace.

The programme also focuses on enhancing business skills that are particularly relevant for those working in accountancy, finance, and general business roles. You will be introduced to elements of commercial law that impact accountancy work, such as contract law, employment law, and company law. Furthermore, they will develop your business communication and personal skills, learning how to manage their personal and professional development through lifelong learning.

Three units are assessed individually through end-of-unit assessments. Additionally, the programme includes a synoptic assessment, which evaluates knowledge and understanding across multiple units, ensuring a comprehensive grasp of the material.

This well-rounded approach ensures that you are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the dynamic field of accounting and finance.

Topics Covered

Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • The purpose of business documents
  • The process of recording bookkeeping transactions
  • Create and use coding systems
  • Set bookkeeping systems
  • Calculate invoice and credit note amounts
  • Enter customer invoices and credit notes into books of prime entry
  • Process receipts from customers
  • Check the accuracy of supplier invoices and credit notes
  • Enter purchase supplier invoices and credit notes into books of prime entry
  • Process payments to suppliers
  • Enter receipts and payments into an analysed cash book
  • Enter receipts and payments into an analysed petty cash book
  • Total and balance the cash book and petty cash book
  • Process recurring receipts and payments
  • Transfer data from the books of prime entry to the ledgers
  • Total and balance ledger accounts
Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
  • Produce control accounts
  • Reconcile control accounts
  • Payment methods
  • Use the bank statement to update the cash book
  • Complete bank reconciliation statements
  • Produce journal entries to record bookkeeping transactions
  • Produce journal entries to correct errors not disclosed by the trial balance
  • Produce journal entries to correct errors disclosed by the trial balance
  • Extract an initial trial balance
  • Redraft the trial balance following adjustments
Principles of Costing
  • Collection and classification of costs in different types of organisations
  • Costing techniques used in organisations
  • Relationships between costing and financial accounting systems within organisations
  • Sources of information on income and expenditure
  • Differences between cost, profit and investment centres
  • Classification and recording of labour and overheads
  • Classification and recording of labour and overheads
  • Calculate labour payments
  • Calculate overhead absorption rates
  • Use cost behaviour to calculate total and unit costs
  • Calculate the costs of a product
  • Calculate the costs of a product
  • Exception reporting to identify significant variances
  • Exception reporting to identify significant variances
  • Exception reporting to identify significant variances
The Business Environment
  • The different classifications of law
  • The different classifications of law
  • Key features of contracts
  • Remedies available for breach of contract
  • The economic environment
  • Government control of the economy
  • The competitive environment
  • Corporate social responsibilities of a business
  • Sustainability and the environment
  • The fundamental principles of ethics for accounting technicians
  • The need to act ethically
  • Models of Business Ownership
  • The legal administration of a business
  • Business formation
  • The different functions of a business
  • The role of the finance function
  • How the finance team contributes to the success of an organisation
  • Sources of information
  • Communicate information
  • Plan workload to meet the needs of the organisation
  • The role of information in the work of the finance function
  • The importance of data and information security

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, you should be able to:

  • Understand how to set up bookkeeping systems
  • Process customer transactions
  • Process supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Process transactions into the ledger accounts
  • Use control accounts
  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book
  • Use the journal
  • Produce trial balances
  • Understand the cost recording system within an organisation
  • Use cost recording techniques
  • Provide information on actual and budgeted costs and income
  • Use tools and techniques to support cost calculations
  • Understand the principles of contract law
  • Understand the external business environment
  • Understand key principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR), ethics and sustainability
  • Understand the impact of setting up different types of business entity
  • Understand the finance function within an organisation
  • Produce work in appropriate formats and communicate effectively

Target Audience

The AAT qualification is ideal for people who want a career in finance and business.

Exam Details

  • Format: Computer-based assessment
  • Availability: On Demand
  • Pass: A score of 70%
  • Length: 2 hours per course
  • Please Note: Official Exam is not provided; it should be purchased separately.

What’s Included

  • Study planner and guidance
  • Access to AccountingWise Learn
  • Comprehensive pre-recorded lectures
  • Extensive question practice (including mock exams and feedback)
  • Tutor support via phone or email

Registration and Access

Once you complete an online purchase you will receive confirmation of account activation. Please allow 48 hours to get access to all the modules and for your eLearning account to be set up.

If you wish to receive an invoice instead of paying online, please contact us at info@eimf.eu. Access to the course is valid for 6 months.

Course Access Duration

Enjoy 6 months of unlimited access to all course materials, including videos, assignments, and resources. This period is designed to provide ample time for you to fully engage with and complete the course at your own pace.

Extension Options

Need more time? Extend your access with:

  • 3-Month Extension: €50 + VAT
  • 6-Month Extension: €90 + VAT

To arrange an extension, contact us at info@eimf.eu. Our support team is here to help.


Upon the successful completion of the Certificate in Accounting Level you can proceed to the next level, the Diploma in Accounting.



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