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Access Award in Business Skills (AAT)

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampusTotal Fees 
Access Award in Business Skills13/01/202016/03/2020Fareham College£434.00Available for applications
Access Award in Business Skills27/04/202022/06/2020Fareham College£434.00Available for applications

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  • Job Seeker's Allowance
  • Income Support

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* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

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Information about this Course

Study Type
Part Time

Course Area
Business, Finance & Enterprise

Entry Requirements
AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of this qualification. However, the ability to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience is a valuable skill in any role and in any type of business, and it will support students in studying this qualification. For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their AAT studies with a good standard of English. Basic numeracy will be developed within this qualification so is not required before starting study.

Course Information
The AAT Access Award in Business Skills will help student develop their employability skills and prepare for the workplace. Students will develop their basic numeracy skills to support everyday business activities, which will also be of use in their activities outside work. Students will also gain a practical understanding of how money moves in business and the processes and procedures that control the sales and purchases processes. The AAT Access Award in Business Skills also introduces students to the world of work and develops their employability skills. The qualification covers a range of skills and the relevant supporting knowledge in three mandatory units (75 guided learning hours): • Preparing for Work (25 guided learning hours) • Using Numbers in Business (25 guided learning hours) • Sales and Purchases in Business (25 guided learning hours).

Students must successfully complete one end-of-qualification assessment to achieve this qualification. This qualification assessed via external assessment. All assessments in this qualification: • are set and marked by AAT • are computer based • are time limited • are scheduled by training providers or assessment venues • take place at approved centres and venues under controlled conditions.

The skills developed by studying this qualification will give students a solid base from which to seek employment with greater confidence or enable them to progress to the next level of learning. The skills developed in this qualification can lead to employment in junior or supporting administrative roles in companies across a wide range of sectors, for example, as a: • data entry clerk • accounts administrator • administrative assistant • receptionist • retail assistant • customer service advisor • despatch clerk/warehouse operative. The skills developed in this qualification may also underpin those developed further in the suite of AAT Foundation qualifications: • AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting – Level 2 • AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business – Level 2 • AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software – Level 2 • AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping – Level 2.