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AAT Access Award In Business Skills

What is the AAT Access Award in Business Skills?

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 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
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Includes AAT subscription
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Includes AAT subscription
  • Interest-Free Payments
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Is the AAT Access Award in Business Skills right for you?

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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How will this training help advance my career?

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 becoming a cashier, clerical assistant or accounting assistant.  

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.

Why should you study this course with us?

e-Careers is an award-winning, industry recognised company, and we know what it takes to succeed. We ensure our students have everything you need to have the best chance of success in our eLearning and onsite courses. Other benefits include:

  •    Best price guaranteed! (Inc. AAT subscription fee 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

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Course Overview

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

  •    Basic Accounting Terminology
  •    Understanding the Use of Business Documents
  •    Recording Business Transactions
  •    Processing Receipts and Payments
  •    Coding and Batch Control
  •    The Profit and Loss Account
  •    Mathematics for Accounting
  •    Accounting in a Professional Environment
  •    AAT Access Award in Business Skills Exams

AAT Access Award in Business Skills Syllabus

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