Course Details

  • If you are looking for an introduction to the business world and would like to develop the essential finance skills required, then this AAT Level 1 Award in Accounting (AAT Access) could be the ideal short course for you.

    You will cover the basic core areas of working within a business environment, including mathematics for accounting, how to create business documents and essential accounting procedures. You will develop your everyday workplace skills and quickly gain the abilities that will help you find employment.

    By focusing on accounting in a professional environment and taking this short course, you will be developing a variety of business and communication skills in a practical way, increasing both your confidence and career prospects. This AAT Access course is also the perfect platform for moving on to further studies.

  • You do not need to have any previous qualifications to apply for the course, but you should have a reasonable level of English and Mathematics. We will conduct a short initial assessment of these skills to check your current abilities, and interview to confirm your interest and understanding of the course and whether it is suitable for you.

  • For this 12-week course, your work in each module will be assessed via a computer-based assignment, lasting 90 minutes.

  • By completing this Level 1 AAT Access award in accounting, you will receive an accredited qualification that will open the door to a number of career pathways and a wide range of jobs in the finance industry, including entry roles as a cashier or clerical assistant.

    You will also have the opportunity to advance your studies and move on to the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting or AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping.


  • There are a number of funding and finance options to assist with the costs of tuition fees for this course and any other costs associated with studying at college. These include special grants and bursaries, as well as dedicated loans just for education. You can find out those relevant and available to you on our fees, finance and funding page.

  • Want to find out more about this course? Get in touch via our website, our dedicated Course Enquiries team, or drop into the St Johns campus. We also host interview evenings and open days. See our website for details.


    Our course enquiries team are more than happy to answer any questions you have about this course in particular or about college life in general.