AAT Accounting Level 1 Award (Eve)

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Increase your employability, confidence and career prospects in the business and finance sectors with AAT Access – the short qualification that leads to long-lasting skills for these areas.

Increase your employability, confidence and career prospects in the business and finance sectors with AAT Access – the short qualification that leads to long-lasting skills for these areas.

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.


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification. College policy is to recruit with integrity and therefore all applicants undertake an initial assessment and interview before being accepted onto the qualification.

You will need two and a half hours per week to attend class and equal personal time to revise. Please bring a pen, paper and a folder to store your notes and hand outs.

You will need to register personally with AAT to become a member. The teaching team can help with this during course enrolment. The cost payable directly to AAT is £40.


How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.