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AAT Access Award In Business Skills

Course Overview

The AAT Access Award in Business Skills qualification has been designed to support individuals who are just starting out in the workplace or looking to improve their overall accounting knowledge. This course will also benefit new business owners, looking to undertake their own accounting in-house, and provide necessary materials to help you consider and prepare for, Business, Leadership and Management careers.

Throughout this 4-module course, you’ll be introduced to key terminology and processes required in accounting including expenses, assets, liabilities, profit-and-loss accounts, and balance sheets.

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
  • Interest-free Payments
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Interest-free Payments
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Why study the AAT Access Award In Business Skills course with e-Careers?

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 

  •    Best Price Guaranteed! - You won't find a like-for-like price cheaper, guaranteed!
  •    Interest-free payment options - We offer a range of payments options to help spread the cost.
  •    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.
  •    Progressive tests throughout your training to ensure you have understood the subject materials.
  •    Practice assessments to test your overall knowledge.
  •    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 Business Skills training course to kick-start your career!

Is the AAT Access Award in Business Skills suitable for me? 

The AAT Access Award in Business Skills course would make an ideal first step for school leavers, but is also suitable for individuals returning to work, or considering a career change. On this course, you will develop entry-level accounting skills and understanding how to apply them into a business environment.  

While there are no specific entry requirements to study this AAT Access Award in Business Skills course, we do 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).

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What jobs can I apply for after my AAT Access Award in Business Skills training?

The AAT Access Award in Business Skills course is a great starting point to gain a better understanding of business accounting basics.

As with all our access courses, progression into our intermediate and advanced accounting courses is a logical option for those looking to advance further into accounting. These courses include the AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting and the Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting. Each course will help you towards moving into a new career, working towards a promotion at work, or starting your own business.  

With the skills gained in this AAT Access Award in Business Skills course, new career opportunities could include:

  •    Cashier - £14k
  •    Clerical Assistant - £17k
  •    Accounting Assistant - £20k

(Source: Payscale)  

If you're looking for a career in Business, Leadership & Management e-Careers can help.

General Accounting Responsibilities & Salary

While accounting duties vary by role, sector and experience, mid-level accounting duties include:

  •    Maintain financial records
  •    Reconcile general and subsidiary bank accounts
  •    Provide financial status information
  •    Correct errors
  •    Maintain general ledger accounts
  •    Providing tax advice
  •    Reporting financial situation
  •    Bookkeeping
  •    Data analysis
  •    Preparing financial documents (bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivable)

Accounting careers typically offer good job security and higher than average salaries. The average salary for an Accountant in the UK is around £32,500 a year. Part-qualified accountants can earn anywhere between £25,000 and £35,000 a year, making this an excellent career choice.

AAT Access Award in Business Skills Syllabus

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

Learning outcome

On this course you'll learn many accounting essentials, including: 

  •    Basic accounting terminology.
  •    Understanding the sse of business documents.
  •    Recording business transactions.
  •    Processing teceipts and payments.
  •    Coding and batch control.
  •    The profit and loss account.
  •    Mathematics for accounting.
  •    Accounting in a professional environment.


  •    Unit 1 - Accounting in a professional environment.
  •    Unit 2 - Creating Business Documents.
  •    Unit 3 - Essential Accounting procedures.
  •    Unit 4 - Mathematics for accounting.

AAT Access Award in Business Skills Syllabus

When studying an AAT qualification, your knowledge and skills will be tested via computer based assessments, which are marked in one of three ways:

  •    Fully marked by a computer, and so results will be available automatically.
  •    Partially computer marked and partially human marked, and so results will be available within six weeks.
  •    Fully marked by a human, and so results will be available within six weeks.

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