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AAT Access Award in Accounting Software


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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 skills, setting up accounts, producing reports and more.

This course includes the AAT subscription fee worth £48.

Available delivery methods for this course




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Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Mock Exams Included
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Sage Software
AAT Access Award in Accounting Software
£208 ex. VAT

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

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 and as such, 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 the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software 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 a good stepping stone to move onto the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software (Level 2) and then on into our intermediate and advanced courses - AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, and the Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting. Both 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.

What can you expect from a job in Bookkeeping?

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

Bookkeeping duties vary greatly but 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 study the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software online course with e-Careers?

e-Careers embodies 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 £48)
  •       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).

What can I expect from the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software course?

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

What modules will I study on the AAT Access Award in Accounting course?

  •    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 Accounting Software Exams

Your progress will be measured via two exams, with multiple-choice questions. We’ll be here to help guide and support you along your way when the time comes to arrange your exams.

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 any necessary exams and take advantage of the support and resources available. 

Please note, exam costs are not included in the cost of this course and will cost approximately £60-85 per exam, depending on the exam centre.

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