Access to Accounting with AAT

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What is Access to Accounting with AAT package?

This comprehensive online course package provides you with a solid foundation in basic accounting skills. It is made up of AAT Access Awards in Business Skills, Bookkeeping and Accounting Software.

You will receive a thorough grounding in basic finance and administrative duties, become familiar with Sage 50 Accounts Professional software, learn basic bookkeeping techniques, and discover the key terminology and documentation involved in accounting tasks.

It is ideal for anyone interested in a role in accountancy or bookkeeping, and for business owners who would like to learn more about finance.

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Access to Accounting with AAT

This comprehensive online course package provides you with a solid foundation in basic accounting skills. It is made up of AAT Access Awards in Business Skills, Bookkeeping and Accounting Software.

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Package includes

  • Was £450  Now £180

    AAT's entry-level qualification in the practice of computerised accounting. Understand basic finance and administrative duties using accounting software packages.

  • Was £350  Now £140

    AAT's entry-level bookkeeping qualification. Get a good understanding of bookkeeping techniques and how bookkeeping fits into accountancy so you can perform effectively in the role of a Bookkeeper.

  • Was £350  Now £140

    Introduce yourself to key accounting terminology and the documentation involved in accounting tasks with this entry-level AAT course. 

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    Who is it for

    Is the online Access to Accounting with AAT package right for me?

    AAT's Access Award courses provide a first step towards careers in accounting and bookkeeping. They are ideal for:

    • School and college leavers.
    • Those considering a career change.
    • Business owners keen to do their own accounts.
    • Those in admin roles wishing to refresh their accounting knowledge.
    • Those moving into senior roles that involve some finance.

    There are no entry requirements for AAT Access courses.


    How can I advance my career with the Access to Accounting with AAT package?

    The courses included in this package aim to give you basic accounting and bookkeeping techniques and an insight into financial roles. They will also prepare you for work within an business environment.

    If you choose to complete the exams (see below), you will have a number of AAT qualifications to add to your CV, including the AAT Level 1 in Spreadsheet Software.

    These courses are also the perfect springboard to move on to further AAT qualifications, such as:

    Why study with us

    Why study the Access to Accounting with AAT online course package with e-Careers?

    • Train with an industry-recognised training provider.
    • Flexible online learning means you can pick up wherever you are.
    • Mock assessments test your knowledge as you work through learning materials.
    • Prepare for the AAT exam with revision material and practice questions (exams not included in package).
    • Gain practical tips on applying for accounting jobs and the opportunities available.
    • Register within AAT with two weeks of starting and benefit from their resources and further study options.

    Course Details

    What are the Access to Accounting with AAT package modules?

    AAT Access Award in Accounting Software

    • The benefits and risks of using Accounting Software
    • How to set up accounts within the Software Package
    • How to record Bank & Cash transactions
    • How to produce Reports using Accounting Software

    AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping

    • Introduction to Bookkeeping
    • Working within Bookkeeping
    • Bookkeeping and Accounts

    AAT Access Award in Business Skills

    • 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 exams

    To take exams with AAT, you must pay them directly and you must be an AAT member.

    Fees cover:

    • AAT admission fee
      • £41 one-off fee.
    • AAT annual membership fee
      • £90 paid annually – UK students.
      • £80 paid annually – International students.
    • Exam fees
      • £70-80 per exam (fees may vary slightly dependent on test centre).
      • Fee must be paid to the AAT Approved assessment venue.

    What does the Access to Accounting with AAT online package cover?

    AAT Access Award in Accounting Software

    • An introduction to the AAT Accounting software course and software.
    • Benefits and risks of accounting software.
    • How to set up accounts, and record bank and cash transactions.
    • Practice producing reports using accounting software.
    • Become familiar with Sage 50 Accounts Professional software.

    AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping

    • The role of a Bookkeeper and the career options available.
    • The bookkeeping environment and different business organisations.
    • Key bookkeeping terminology.
    • The principles of coding and batch coding.
    • Single entry bookkeeping.
    • How to fill in financial documents.
    • The books of prime entry, and how to record transactions in them.
    • Define cash or credit transactions.
    • Business bank accounts and bank statements.
    • The petty cash book and keeping records in it.
    • The Imprest system for petty cash.
    • The structure of spreadsheets.
    • Practise different spreadsheet activities, including entering data, inserting a column or row, and changing column widths or height.
    • Basic spreadsheet formulae bookkeepers work with.
    • How to format and print selected spreadsheet data.
    • Creating a chart from spreadsheet data.
    • Backing up a spreadsheet.

    AAT Access Award in Business Skills

    • Gain an understanding of assets, liabilities, income and expenditure.
    • Learn how to identify examples of income, expenditure, assets and liabilities.
    • Look at the financial terms linked to sale and purchase of goods, including cash and credit sales.
    • Become familiar with cash and credit transactions.
    • Define and understand profit and loss.
    • Look in detail at gross profit and net profit.
    • Look at the different types of documents used when businesses buy and sell on credit.
    • Become familiar with when and how the documents are prepared.
    • Examine examples of purchase orders, delivery notes, invoices and credit notes.
    • Look into statement of account documentation.
    • A look at how buyers and sellers can record business transactions.
    • Examine examples of the sale day book and return day book (for seller).
    • Get to grips with the cash book for bank receipts (for seller).
    • A look at a buyer’s purchase returns day book and cash book for bank payments.
    • Look at cheque payments, cash receipts and payments, and the petty cash book.
    • Examine examples of petty cash vouchers and cash receipts listings.
    • Learn more about coding, and how it’s used to identify documents in business records.
    • Examine numerical and alphabetic coding examples.
    • Look at a mix of alpha and numeric coding.
    • Look at how a batch control system is used to post sales and purchase documents to accounting systems.
    • Look at profit and loss accounts in more detail.
    • Learn the terminology and document layout used.
    • Examine examples of profit and loss accounts, and identify the different sections.
    • Look at key maths skills you’ll have to apply in an accounting role.
    • Learn how to calculate the ratio and proportion of two numbers.
    • Look at percentages, fractions, and whole numbers.
    • Look further at the role of financial departments in any business.
    • Find out more about ethics and professional behaviour in the accounting sector.
    • Gain an understanding of the legal framework which businesses operate in.
    • How you can achieve as an accountant and develop efficient work practices.
    • Look at private and public sector businesses and charities.
    • Find out how accounting professionals work in these different business types.
    • Tips on applying for accounting jobs in the future.

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