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

This course includes the AAT subscription fee worth £41.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Mock Exams Included
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Sage Software
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Mock Exams Included
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Sage Software
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Is the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software online course right 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)

How will this training help advance my career?

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 becoming a cashier or clerical assistant.

General Bookkeeping Responsibilities & Salary

A career in bookkeeping can often be rewarding and interesting, with potential for career progression and higher salaries.

Bookkeeping duties vary but can include:

  •    Maintain subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions
  •    Balance subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries
  •    Maintain general ledger by transferring subsidiary account summaries
  •    Balance general ledger by preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries
  •    Maintain historical records by filing documents.

While salaries vary by industry, sector and role, you can expect to earn between £15,000 and £32,000 a year. The industry average for UK bookkeepers is £25,000 a year.

Everything you need to know about the AAT can be found here

Why should you study this course with us?

e-Careers embody professionalism in everything we do. We’re an award-winning, industry recognised company, that wants you to succeed! When you enrol on a course with us, we ensure you have the tools and tutor support needed throughout the duration of your studies. 

With this course you will also:

  •       Best price guaranteed! (Inc. AAT subscription worth £41)
  •       High quality training materials: Interactive online course with videos, mock exams, and practice assessments
  •       Flexible online learning that you can study when and wherever suits you best
  •       Additional revision material and exam practice on the AAT website
  •       On-going tutor support
  •       Well-structured, easy to follow courses
  •       Become familiar with Sage 50 Accounts Professional software
  •       Complete mock assessments to test your knowledge as you work through learning materials
  •       Interest-free payment plans available

Enquire now to enrol on the Access Award in Accounting Software.

*Sage software is only compatible with a Windows PC or Laptop. This software is not compatible with Apple Mac’s (unless Boot Camp is installed).

Course Overview

The Access Award in Accounting Software course introduces key features of accounting software, as well as the risks and benefits it brings. Learning outcomes include being able to:

  •    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 Course Learning Outcome 

The learning objectives for this course are:   

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

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 centralized observation by government or healthcare authorities (unless at least 14 days have passed since your quarantine or centralized observation has been lifted by the government or healthcare authorities).

AAT 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.

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