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AAT Access Award in Accounting Software

What is the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software course?

The AAT Access Award in Accounting Software is an entry-level qualification from AAT, focused on the practice of computerised accounting. This is a great starting point if you’re looking to carry out basic financial tasks using accounting software.

Throughout this Access Award, you’ll learn basic finance and administrative duties using Sage 50 Accounts professional, helping you to build a solid foundation for future progression within accounting or bookkeeping careers. Sage 50 Accounts Professional is the most commonly used accounting software by businesses in the UK, giving you excellent employability.

This course uses Sage official material and you'll learn basic accountancy software skills, setting up accounts, producing reports and more.

We want you to succeed throughout your AAT training and prepare for a successful career in the finance industry. To help you as much as possible, this training course includes everything you need to succeed. 

We are incredibly honoured to announce that we had been shortlisted for the ‘AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year award 2020!'

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Sage Software
  • Join a community of over 605,000
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Sage Software
  • Join a community of over 605,000
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Why study the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software course with e-Careers?

If you’re interested in a career in Accounting, be sure to choose an award-winning professional training provider like e-Careers, to undertake your AAT Accounting training with! 

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 605,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training. By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates.

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Benefits of this training course 

  •    Flexibility – This course is delivered online via our eLearning training platform, so you can study wherever and whenever suits you best.
  •    Authority – We are an industry-recognised and AAT approved training provider.
  •    Tutor support included – Our experienced AAT tutors have over 20 years of experience.
  •    A badge of excellence – AAT qualifications are internationally recognised and will teach you a range of practical accounting skills.  
  •    Gain the skills employers want – Gain practical industry focused qualifications, helping you take on the right roles for your skill set.
  •    Boost your earning potential – Your certifications will boost your earning potential and help you move into more senior job roles.
  •    Confidence – Gain confidence as you train through your AAT course via our online platform.   

Benefits of our Online Training Platform

  •    Your interactive training will include a series of videos and reading materials to keep you engaged and motivated to complete the course.
  •    This course was written and developed by our team of experts, including AAT professionals who train at a college level, bringing classroom quality training to your online course.
  •    A study plan is included to help you focus and stay on track.
  •    We update our course materials when required to ensure our students always get the most updated version of our course.
  •    Email notifications if you don't log in to help push you along where needed.

Contact us today to enrol on this AAT Access Award in Accounting Software training course and kick-start your Accounting career!

Is the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software online course suitable for me?

The AAT Access Award in Accounting Software would be a good choice for you, if:

  •    You wanted to take your first steps towards a career in bookkeeping but you're unsure where to begin.
  •    You’re in an administration role and would like to refresh your current skills or build upon your current knowledge in bookkeeping.
  •    You have little to no previous bookkeeping experience and would like to study an entry-level bookkeeping qualification.

As all our courses are delivered via an eLearning platform, we recommend:

  •    You're at least 16 years old (or have the consent of a parent or guardian).
  •    You have a solid understanding of the English language.
  •    You’re comfortable with basic mathematics.
  •    You have access to a PC or Laptop. This course is both Mac and Windows compatible, however, the Sage software is not compatible with Apple Macs (unless Boot Camp is installed).

What jobs can I apply for after my AAT Access Award in Accounting Software training?

As this is an entry-level accreditation you’ll have lots of opportunities to progress into our intermediate and advanced accounting courses.

This course makes an excellent stepping stone to move into the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software (Level 2) and then on into our intermediate and advanced courses, such as AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, and the Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting. These courses will help you towards a promotion at work, a new job in a senior accounting role, or enable you to start your own business.

With the skills gained in this Access Award in Accounting Software, new career opportunities could include:

  • Cashier - £14k
  • Clerical Assistant - £17k

(Source: Payscale)

AAT Access Award in Accounting Software Syllabus

*Included assessment offer - T&Cs

The included assessment offer represents the first exam you’re required to take – as listed below. This offer is for one online assessment only, even if you’ve selected a package deal. You must sit your assessment within 6 months from enrolment. Offer excludes AAT Level 4.

  • AAT Level 2 – Bookkeeping Transactions assessment.
  • AAT Level 3 – Advanced Bookkeeping assessment.
  • AAT Level 4 – Not applicable.
  • AAT Levels 2 & 3 – Bookkeeping Transactions assessment.
  • AAT Levels 3 & 4 – Advanced Bookkeeping assessment.
  • AAT Levels 2, 3, & 4 – Bookkeeping Transactions assessment.

The learning outcome

  •    Understand the benefits and risks of using accounting software.
  •    Set up accounts.
  •    Record bank and cash transactions.
  •    Produce reports using accounting software.


The Access Award in Accounting Software course introduces key features of accounting software, as well as the risks and benefits it brings.

  •    Produce reports using accounting software.
  •    Setup accounts within the software.
  •    Record bank and cash transactions.
  •    Understand the benefits of accounting using software.
  •    Understand the risks of accounting using software.

AAT Access Award in Accounting Software Assessment Details

Your progress will be measured via an assessment. We’ll be here to help guide and support you along your way when the time comes to arrange your assessment.

The AAT require all students to join as a student member, within 14 days of their course start date. This registration allows you to sit the assessment and take advantage of the support and resources available. The assessment fee is not included in the cost of the course.

AAT Exams Update - COVID-19

Pearson VUE-owned test centres will be following the recommendations from the CDC and World Health Organization for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting testing candidates and their staff. Candidates are asked to comply with the health and safety guidelines outlined below to keep fellow candidates safe. (Face masks are now required while testing at Pearson VUE-owned test centres).

What you need to know

You will not be admitted to the test centre and should reschedule your exam if:

You have tested positive for COVID-19 (unless you have been symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine and at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure, or you have received two negative COVID-19 test results in a row, 24 hours apart)

You are currently experiencing or have experienced one or more associated symptoms within the last fourteen (14) days (unless you have been symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine):

  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of smell

You live with or have had close contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19 (unless at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure).

Have been or are under home quarantine or centralised observation by government or healthcare authorities (unless at least 14 days have passed since your quarantine or centralised observation has been lifted by the government or healthcare authorities).

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