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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

Did you find the course information on this page useful?

 

* 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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Aaron Curd

Aaron Curd

Business BTEC helps Aaron onto the property career ladder

Teenager Aaron Curd left school knowing that he wanted a career in business, possibly in property, where there was an opportunity to earn good money. But he did not know the best way to go about it until he contacted Derby College and lined up his two year BTEC Level 3 in Business.
 
Aaron, 19, from Darley Abbey, said the course, which he completed with a distinction and double distinction star, "narrowed down what I wanted to do and set me up for my job." As part of Derby College's Employer Academy he did work experience at Hannells Estate Agents.
 
That directly led him to get a foot on the property career ladder. When a position came up, Aaron was taken on and he is now a sales negotiator and a valued member of the team. Victoria Downing, area manager with Hannells Estate Agents, said the business identifies potential future employees via its Academy link with the College.
 
She added: "Derby College's business course is designed to prepare students for the workplace. We offer support and work experience during their course and we also help them with work/life skills."
 
Derby College's Employer Academy programme aims to boost students' employability skills and job prospects as well as giving employers the opportunity to shape the college curriculum. It also reduces employers' costs for recruiting young people into job and apprenticeship roles after their College course.

The course opened up lots of different routes I could have taken, and lots of different topics, like human resources, marketing, law and setting up your own business. I did work experience at Hannells and they offered me a job at the end of August. My studies help with my work, particularly in marketing and customer services. I'm enjoying every day – it's a career. The course narrowed down what I wanted to do and set me up for my job.

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