What I'll learn
AAT Access gives you a comprehensive understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to work within the finance and accountancy professions.
Gaining the AAT Access qualification provides the gateway to your professional future in accountancy, from working in small local firms to large multinational companies.
AAT Access shows employers that you possess the professional expertise they're looking for. Covering core accounting and finance areas, successful completion of the qualification will help you to develop your skills across the following four units:
Accounting in a professional environment
- understand how efficient working practices and personal development help both you and the business to succeed
- appreciate how the legal framework and ethical behaviour affect the way a business is run
Mathematics for accounting
- build and develop skills across a range of basic mathematical functions using financial data
- recognise basic mathematical concepts and apply them to a range of numerical skills required by financial professionals
Creating business documents
- recognise documents used within the accountancy function and other areas of business •
- comprehend the importance of good quality communications, including knowledge of formal and informal written communications
- identify different types of business documents and understand why it is important to choose the right style for internal and external communications
Essential accounting procedures
- apply basic accounting terminology to business documents and procedures
- understand the principles of single entry accounting systems, including preparing to record business transactions in the books of prime entry
- identify various types of coding and batch control
- prepare documents to process receipts and payments
- draw up a basic profit statement
On successful completion of a Level 1 qualification in accounting, you could:
- enhance your professional status by upgrading your AAT membership
- progress to other qualifications at the next level (e.g. from Level 1 AAT to Level 2 AAT)
How I'll learn
The programme usually takes 26 weeks to complete. Students attend 26 (x 3 hour) workshops, and two tutorials.
Teaching methods include: lectures, presentations, online learning, demonstrations, podcasts, workshop, Movenote.
Learning activities include: individual work, action research, pair and group working, flipped learning.
How I'll be assessed
Assessment is by portfolio of evidence and online testing.