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We offer 3 different AAT Access Qualifications. The aims of these qualifications are to cover basic core areas of working within a business environment. Focusing on fundamental finance and accounting skills and developing your professional business skills.

The practical approach will increase your employability, confidence and career prospects. It also gives you the perfect platform for you to take the next step and go on to further studies.

These AAT Access courses represent a typical starting point for those who have no prior knowledge of accounting and no experience of working within a finance department. These courses are designed to help you develop an understanding of how accounting works in a professional environment and it is also a helpful qualification for those who could do with some additional literacy and numeracy support.


1. Access Award in Business Skills


This qualification is perfect for those taking their first step on the career ladder. As well as covering the basic accounting techniques and principles you’ll gain a broader understanding of the business environment and how to prepare for entering the world of work.


2. Access Award in Accounting Software


This is the perfect starting point if students want to carry out basic finance and administrative duties using accounting software packages.

This is a basic entry-level qualification and can provide a solid grounding for employees with no previous knowledge or experience of using accounting software, before moving on to the foundation-level qualifications.


3. Access Award in Bookkeeping


With this qualification, there’s no need for any prior accounting knowledge. This qualification will give you a solid background in single entry bookkeeping.

This is a basic entry-level qualification (most students will start at Foundation level).

Access to bookkeeping: introduces the role of a bookkeeper and simple bookkeeping techniques.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the role of the bookkeeper
  • Understand financial transactions
  • Process customer and supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments