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Access Award In Accounting Software (Community – Sinfin)

This course is the perfect starting point if you want to carry out basic finance and administrative duties using accounting software packages

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management
Adult and Community
Location: Offsite
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 1
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 11
Hours: 4.15
Start: 17/01/2022
Tuition: £300

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Course Information for Students

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.  

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

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

You will learn on-site 

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

AEB Funded

AAT Fees = £40

Books = £20 (approx)

Assessments = £70 per assessment 

AAT fee and cost for first exams is included.

Students will complete computer-based assessments.

Further Study

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


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

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Course Information for Employers

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Financial and Accounting Technicians


Financial and Accounting Technicians

Chartered and Certified Accountants


Chartered and Certified Accountants

Financial Accounts Managers


Financial Accounts Managers

Book-keepers, Payroll Managers and Wages Clerks


Book-keepers, Payroll Managers and Wages Clerks

Advertising Accounts Managers and Creative Directors


Advertising Accounts Managers and Creative Directors

Financial Administrative Occupations n.e.c.


Financial Administrative Occupations n.e.c.

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 20, 2021 3:42 pm