This qualification can offer a route into employment, support students in their existing work, or help students to pursue further study with AAT. This qualification may also interest those who are self-employed or working in small businesses with a requirement to do their own bookkeeping. Throughout the course you will develop a range of skills and knowledge preparing you for progression into employment in the Accounting and Business Sector. You will focus on one unit each term which consist of:
Access Award in Business Skills – which is made up of the following topics:
● Preparing for Work
● Using Numbers in Business
● Sales and Purchases in Business
Access Award in Bookkeeping – which will enable you to:
● Understand the role of the bookkeeper
● Understand financial transactions
● Process customer and supplier transactions
● Process receipts and payments
Access Award in Accounting Software – which will enable you to:
● Understand the benefits and risks of using accounting software
● Set up accounts
● Record bank and cash transactions
● Produce reports using accounting software
● You will have access to a range of online resources on the AAT website which will include ELearning resources, sample assessments and Green Light tests.
● You will gain sector specific knowledge and skills which will help you to find employment in a business/accounting role.
For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their AAT studies with a good standard of English and maths.
The skills developed in this qualification can lead to employment in junior or supporting administrative roles in companies across a wide range of public and private sectors, for example, as a:
● trainee bookkeeper
● data entry clerk
● accounts administrator
● invoice entry administrator
● payments administrator.
The knowledge and skills developed in this qualification may also support those students who wish to progress to other qualifications such as the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting.