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AAT Accounting and Payroll Introduction: Access Award in Using Accounting Software - Level 1


Computerised Accounts - Level 1 AAT qualification

About the course

The aim of this qualification is to introduce you to using computerised accounting software. This will enable you to confidently carry out routine accounting tasks to use in your own business or as part of a larger finance team. You¿ll also have guidance on entering data and learning basic formulae via the spreadsheet software unit. As a standalone qualification, or as a first step towards the intermediate and advanced levels, it will allow you to move up to further study in computerised accounting, bookkeeping or accountancy.

Benefits of studying this qualification

  • Opportunity to upskill and improve job prospects
  • Strong recognition by prospective employers of a highly valued qualification
  • Robust accredited qualification providing transferable skills
  • Additional skills in spreadsheet software and professional ethics units
  • Progression opportunities to AAT qualifications in bookkeeping and accounting

This level will suit you if:

  • You're a practicing or part-qualified bookkeeper who already has a basic knowledge of manual bookkeeping
  • You're looking for new finance administration skills to enhance your career prospects
  • You own your own a small business and want a basic understanding of computerised accounting

Computerised accounts: 

  • Creating accounts using computerised accounts software
  • Processing accounting information using software
  • Understanding how to use batch control sheets
  • Producing reports using computerised software

Spreadsheet software:

  • Using a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data
  • Using appropriate formulas and tools to summarise and display spreadsheet information
  • Selecting and using appropriate tools and techniques to present spreadsheet information effectively

There are two assessments, both of which are computer-based.

After successfully completing Level 1 AAT Award in Computerised Accounting you can study:

  • AAT Level 2 Award in Computerised Accounting
  • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping

Course information

Start date
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26 February 2019

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Course level
Level 1
Course code
Start date
End date
Lifelong Learning
Class Type
Part Time
Student Type
Adults (19+)

Most of our Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 courses are FREE to those aged 19+. Please enquire for further information.

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