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Business, Accounting & Law

The AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping offers students at Level 1 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 if they would like to do so.

This qualification will particularly suit those students with minimal work experience or those who require additional support to progress. This may include younger learners, those on traineeships seeking basic employability skills, adults seeking to validate their existing skills to enter into the workplace, or those who want to study higher level AAT qualifications but would like to test their abilities before progressing further with AAT.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    Upon successful completion of this course, you can progress to the AAT Level 2

    Assessment Method

    You will complete one end-of-qualification assessment.

    Aims of the course

    This course will help you develop your employability skills and prepare for the workplace. You will develop your basic numeracy skills to support everyday business activities, which will also be of use in your activities outside work. You will also gain a practical understanding of how money moves in business and the processes and procedures that control the sales and purchases processes.

    This qualification would be appropriate for those who wish to pursue a range of careers in either the private or public sectors. Those students who wish to focus on finance roles only will benefit from studying this qualification alongside the more technically focused but complementary qualifications in the suite of AAT Access qualifications.

    Facilities

    We have a wide range of computer rooms and labs with industry standard hardware and software where you will learn a range of skills. Students also does have access to library facilities. The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom face-to-face lessons, workshops and presentations.

    Career Options

    The skills developed by studying this qualification will give students a solid base from which to seek employment with greater confidence or enable them to progress to the next level of learning: AAT Level 2. The skills developed in this qualification can lead to employment in junior or supporting administrative roles in companies across a wide range of sectors, for example, as a:

    • data entry clerk
    • accounts administrator
    • administrative assistant
    • receptionist
    • retail assistant
    • customer service advisor
    • despatch clerk/warehouse operative

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Evening
Mode Part Time
Duration 17 weeks
Start Date 13/09/2021
End Date 28/01/2022

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 150 p/year
24+ £150 p/year
International £1,440 p/year

More Options

  • Starting 31/01/2022 at Lewisham Way
    Venue Lewisham Way
    Day/Eve Evening
    Mode Part Time
    Duration 18 weeks
    Start Date 31/01/2022
    End Date 01/07/2022

    Funding

    For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

    16-18 Free
    19-24 £ 150 p/year
    24+ £150 p/year
    International £1,440 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks

£38,000

Receptionists

£17,000

Chief executives and senior officials

£114,000

Eke Hardie Ejiohuo

I have had a huge range of training opportunities in both my workplace and college which has developed skills I couldn’t have imagined I was capable of.

AJ Haseley

AJ Haseley

AJ studied IT with us at Lewisham a number of years ago and went on to study for a degree in Business, also studying small business management administration, fashion business, management and advanced media.

Rhys Gennery

My apprenticeship has so far helped me along my career path. It’s guided me into what I want to do in the future, and given me an insight into what I could be - or achieve - within the next five years.

Sian Kelsey Fox

Sian Kelsey Fox

My apprenticeship helped me, by giving me the chance to learn and earn. As well as having the opportunity to work within a professional working environment: and this was beneficial as it helped me widen my vocabulary and also my knowledge of the workplace, which contributes to understanding my job role I am currently in.

Kelly Bridgewater

Kelly Bridgewater

The course has given me a new life and made me believe that I can do what I want to do. Now the course is coming to an end, I can honestly look back and say that I’m pleased I took the step to further my education.

William Inko-dokubo

William Inko-dokubo

I’ve learnt assertiveness, the importance of maintaining data accurately, and also how to deal sensitively with customers’ specific needs. In certain cases – for example when discussing a resident’s Food Bank eligibility – you need to be particularly considerate and careful about confidentiality to avoid possible embarrassment to the resident.

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