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Level 1 AAT Award in Business Skills

At DCG we offer this qualification so that you can gain the basic accounting techniques and principles, build an understanding of the business environment and learn how to prepare for the world of work.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management
Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 1
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 12
Hours: 6.00
Start: 14/09/2023
Tuition: £526
Days/Times: Thursday 9.00 - 16.00
The Roundhouse

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Course Information for Students

This is a Level 1 introductory qualification for students who wish to learn basic accounting techniques, including single-entry bookkeeping.  This qualification will also allow you to gain a broader understanding of the business environment. Starting in September, classes will be on a Thursday. 

Access (Level 1) qualifications are a good entry point for students who need support to develop their finance or business skills. These qualifications will help students to progress in their lives and careers by giving them the introductory knowledge, skills and confidence to progress to a higher AAT qualification or employment.  

The AAT Level 1 Access Award in Business Skills gives students the chance to develop practical skills used in every business as well as a strong foundation from which to move onto another AAT course. 

AAT also offers a bursary for anyone aged 16 years or over. Check your eligibility here:  

Skills and Education Group also provides grants which are designed to help overcome social barriers and allow those who wish to study to advance their skills in education.

There are no formal entry requirements, but a good level of maths and English (Entry 3 or higher) is an advantage.

This qualification has three mandatory units:

Preparing for Work

  • Understand how organisations operate
  • Develop skills for the workplace
  • Be able to apply for a job

Using Numbers in Business

  • Work with numbers
  • Perform simple business calculations
  • Work with common decimals, fractions, percentages, proportions and ratios

Sales and Purchases in Business

  • Understand how sales and purchases support businesses
  • Understand principles of sales and purchases
  • Apply business procedures to sales and purchases

This course will be delivered face to face 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 (any additional costs can be discussed at interview).

The cost of the course is £526 (this includes AAT registration and the cost of the first exam).

This qualification is available under Adult Education Funding (AEB). 

AAT also offers a bursary for anyone who is 16 years old or over. Check your eligibility here:  

Skills and Education Group also provides grants which are designed to help overcome social barriers and allow those who wish to study to advance their skills in education.

The qualification is assessed in one end-of-qualification assessment.

After the course, you could progress to the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping or the Level 2 Certificate in Accounting. 

The jobs it can lead to include:

  • Accounts administrator
  • Data entry clerk
  • Retail assistant
  • Administrative assistant
  • Customer service advisor
  • Receptionist
  • Despatch clerk/warehouse operative

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

Course Information for Employers

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Course Information Last Updated On: May 19, 2023 3:57 pm