Is this the course for you?
The Level 1 Access Award in Accounting Software gives you the opportunity to develop the key digital and administrative skills needed in accountancy and finance roles. It provides you with the perfect starting point for carrying out basic finance and administrative duties; using accounting software packages.
This course is perfectly suited to those of you who have minimal work experience in this industry, are looking to return to education, or even if you’re self-employed and want to develop your accountancy skills for your own business. It’ll provide you with a solid base of knowledge - and core employability skills - in order to take your first steps towards a career in any number of industries, upskill for your current role, or advance to further study and progress to additional AAT qualifications.
The Level 1 Access Award in Accounting Software is part of AAT’s range of Short Qualifications; typically taking two weeks to complete, with two study days per week. These Short Qualifications are flexible, adaptable to your personal needs, and focus on the specific knowledge and skills you’ll need for a career in accountancy or finance. What’s more, as they’re provided by AAT (the Association of Accounting Technicians), they’re highly-valued by employers in a wide-range of industries.
This is a part-time course, with multiple start dates throughout the year, so it can be fitted around your existing home, study, and work commitments.
What modules will you do?
This course will introduce you to the main features of accounting software, and teach you the benefits and risks of its use. Some of the areas you will study include:
- Understanding the benefits and risks of using accounting software
- Setting up accounts
- Recording bank and cash transactions
- Producing reports using accounting software
What do you need to apply?
An initial assessment and interview will be required for all applicants. You will need Entry Level 3 or above in English and maths.
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed via an online examination at the end of the course.
Where can this course take you?
This course can lead to employment in a variety of junior or support administrative roles, in both the public and private sectors, including trainee bookkeeper, data entry clerk, accounts administrator, invoice entry administrator, and payments administrator.
After successfully passing the Level 1 Access Award in Accounting Software, you may wish to consider expanding your knowledge and skills by studying another of our Level 1 AAT courses:
- Level 1 Access Award in Business Skills (AAT)
- Level 1 Access Award in Bookkeeping (AAT)
Alternatively, you could choose to advance to one of Lambeth College’s Level 2 AAT courses:
- Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (AAT)
- Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (AAT)
- Level 2 Foundation Award in Accounting Software (AAT)