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Business Skills - Level 1 AAT Access Award

Part Time

Course Overview

The AAT Access Award in Business Skills offers students at Level 1 the opportunity to develop key practical skills used in every business as a route into employment. On completion of this course students will also be equipped with a strong foundation from which to progress to further study with AAT in either accountancy or bookkeeping if desired or pursue an alternative route in a variety of possible jobs such as:

  • accounts administrator
  • administrative assistant
  • receptionist
  • retail assistant
  • customer service advisor 
  • despatch clerk/warehouse operative

This course will particularly suit those students with minimal work experience or those who require additional support to progress. This may include younger learners, those on traineeships seeking basic employability skills, adults seeking to validate their existing skills to enter into the workplace, or those who want to study higher level AAT qualifications but would like to test their abilities before progressing further with Accounting Via AAT or other routes with alternative qualifications.

Course Content

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.

Entry Requirement

Good Basic English & Maths


There is a computerised exam at the end of the course giving a Level 1 Award.

Where does this course lead to

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting or Manual Book-keeping for anyone interested in pursuing an accounting career or a variety of business and Administration qualifications (see website for details)

How to Enrol

To enrol on this course please email professional@bcot.ac.uk with your contact details and attach your CV. The course tutor will contact you to discuss the course and will provide you with an enrolment code.

When you have the enrolment code you can enrol on-line by clicking the button below.


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Course Outline

Course Code: JEBL011
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 14 Weeks
Start Date: 10/03/2022
Day & Time: Thu 6pm to 8.30pm
Tuition Fees: £315.00
Exam Fees: £47.00
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