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Level: 1

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 6

Hours: 7.50

Start: 05/11/2021

Days / Times: Friday 09:00 to 15:30

Tuition (£): 300.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Concessions: 150.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The next step in your AAT journey at Derby College Group begins here - and this course is the perfect starting point if you want to carry out basic finance and administrative duties using accounting software packages. 

It leads to a basic entry-level qualification (most students will start at Foundation level).  You will have the chance to learn accounting software as a short course or as part of a series of courses with the Access Award in Bookkeeping, the Foundation Award in Accounting Software and the Foundation Certificate in Bookeeping.  These courses can be studied back-to-back over a year or alternatively individual courses can be taken based on what you want.  

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, though an Entry 3 qualification (or equivalent) in Maths would be an advantage.

Course Content

The Access Award introduces the main features of accounting software, along with the benefits and risks of its use.

Learning objectives are:

  • Understand the benefits and risks of using accounting software
  • Set up accounts
  • Record bank and cash transactions
  • Produce reports using accounting software

How will I be assessed?

Students will complete computer-based assessments.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

As part of your AAT course, you will need to purchase resource/text books to aid your revision.  There may also be the additional cost of registration/subscription fees and exams (which can be discussed at interview).

Level 1

AAT Fees = £40

Books = £20 (approx)

Assessments = £70 per assessment 

AAT fee and cost for first exams is included.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

Successful completion of this course could lead to further study on an  AAT course or to one of our other AAT programmes.

Careers

AAT qualifications are recognised by employers as practical and technical qualifications that prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles. 

The Access Award in Accounting Software can lead to employment as a:

  • Cashier
  • Clerical Assistant

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Leila Halilovic

Leila Halilovic

Level 5 course prepares Leila for business coaching

Former sales productivity manager for Europe, Leila Halilovic, has started her own business as a coach, mentor and consultant. And in preparation for her new venture, she recently completed the level 5 Business Coaching and Mentoring course via Derby College.
 
Leila, now 32, previously worked for a large London-based global business as sales productivity manager, a high-powered role which regularly took her to Europe and the United States. 
 
She now intends to use her experience of world markets and the software industry to assist other businesses with their growth plans. Leila enjoyed the level 5 and especially liked the opportunity to work with fellow students, many of whom are senior members of staff at Derby College.
 
It helped her forge new relationships and the two companies she worked with while on the course have since become clients. Leila has a degree in  English Language and Literature from Sheffield Hallam University but found the coaching course helped enrich her business language.
 
She added: “I learned new terms and a more rounded way of expressing myself in business. I found the course helpful. It was all done online because of covid restrictions but that was fine with me.
 
Coming from a computer software industry background I’m familiar with it and I’m extremely comfortable working remotely. I thoroughly enjoyed acquiring new skills and am thinking of enrolling on another Derby College course in September.
 
The nature of my business means I can work locally, nationally and internationally. There’s a lot to do, such as getting a new website, but I’m really excited to be working for myself as an independent business development consultant and business coach.”

I thoroughly enjoyed acquiring new skills and am thinking of enrolling on another Derby College course in September.

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