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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 you can take individual courses 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).

AEB Funded: please discuss at enrolment

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 specifically for 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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Business student Curtis relishes role of student ambassador

Curtis, 18, didn’t like school much and left early because he was being bullied, but he couldn’t be happier on his full-time college course.
 
Curtis, who is 18 and from Heanor, is currently studying Level 1 Business but plans to take more qualifications in English and Maths so he can achieve his ambition of working for the ambulance service.
 
Inspired by his dad, who was in St John Ambulance, Curtis has recently been on an induction with the first aid charity. In fact, Curtis felt so keen to promote the college to other students that he went on the Roundhouse website and applied to be a student ambassador.
 
It’s a role he is finding very rewarding, and during November he will be among college representatives going into local schools to talk to potential students and their parents about the what the college has to offer.
 
As a student ambassador Curtis also helps at college open events, welcoming people to the Roundhouse and showing them where they need to go.  

I wasn’t happy at school but it’s completely different at college. I like everything about it.


I’ve made lots of friends since coming to the Roundhouse and I’d say that one of the things I like best about Derby College is meeting new people and getting to know them.


The lecturers are great too. They’re there to help if you need it but they let you get on with it and work out things for yourself.

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