The AAT Access Award in Business Skills offers students the opportunity to develop key practical skills used in every business as a route into employment. On completion of this qualification students will also be equipped with a strong foundation from which to progress to further study with AAT in either accountancy or bookkeeping.
This qualification will suit students with minimal work experience and those who require additional support to progress. This may include younger learners, those on traineeships seeking basic employability skills, and adults seeking to validate their existing skills to enter into the workplace.
For the best chance of success, we recommend students begin their studies with basic English. Basic numeracy will be developed within this qualification so is not required before starting this course.
A student completing this qualification will develop an understanding of how different organisations operate across both the public and private sectors. They will learn how to contribute effectively in the workplace by working with others, managing their time, behaving professionally and maintaining security of data. Students will develop the skills to identify jobs that match their skills and abilities and to apply for a job using an application form or CV. Other skills developed will be basic numerical skills needed in the workplace, and in life outside work. These numerical skills range from simple calculations that are used in business, to working with decimals, percentages and fractions, and applying proportions and ratios.
Mathematics for accounting:
Essential accounting procedures:
Creating business documents:
Accounting in a professional environment:
There is one assessment for all four units and it is computer-based.
Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course may be free, depending on your circumstances. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, or into employment in roles in business and accounting.