Introduction to Bookkeeping SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

Our 16 week introduction to bookkeeping course provides students with an understanding of manual and digital bookkeeping systems, including the associated documents and processes. You will learn the basic principles that underpin the double-entry bookkeeping system and will learn that digital accounting systems are automating some of the stages in the process.

Entry requirements

AAT does not set any entry requirements for this qualification.

However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and Maths.

Learning Outcomes:

  •     Understand how to setup bookkeeping systems
  •     Process customer transactions
  •     Process supplier transactions
  •     Process receipts and payments


Study materials are provided by OC and AAT's Lifelong Learning Portal

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening
  • Flexible
  • Online

Face to face classroom based, or online

How long will my course last?

80 Hours

65 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

80 Total Qualification Time

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Orkney, Kirkwall


  • Part-Time Cost £425 (includes fees to AAT and Course materials)

Additional costs

Part-Time Cost - £425 (includes fees to AAT & Course Materials)

What can I do on completion of my course?

Skills developed through this qualification could lead to employment as:

  •     Accounts Assistant
  •     Accounts Administrator
  •     Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
  •     Trainee Accounting Technician
  •     Trainee Finance Assistant

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