AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

AAT Access Award in Accounting Software

Course Overview

Looking to start a career in bookkeeping? The AAT Access Award in Accounting Software course is the ideal starting point for individuals with no prior accounting or bookkeeping knowledge. You will receive fundamental skills that are essential for carrying out average financial tasks when using Sage 50 Accounts Professional.

From the very start of the course to the end it has been compacted with vital information that helps individuals carry out basic finance and admin tasks using the software. Employers will take notice of the qualification, providing the ability to progress in your new career.

Sage 50 Accounts Professional is widely used throughout the business world in the UK.With its high-usage, candidates with knowledge of the software are in high demand.

During the course, you will receive official Sage material that has been designed to easily teach students the basics of accountancy. This includes setting up accounts, producing reports, and other tasks.

Sage 50 software is required to be installed on a PC or laptop (Mac or Windows) Mac users must have Boot Camp downloaded in order for Sage to run without complication.

We want you to succeed throughout your AAT training and prepare for a successful career in the finance industry. To help you as much as possible, this training course includes everything you need to succeed, including your first year AAT registration fee (worth £42), which is required to take your assessment. 

AAT Courses are offered by e-Careers Ltd, an AAT approved training provider.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Sage Software
  • Includes AAT registration fee
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Sage Software
  • Includes AAT registration fee
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Is the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software course suitable for me?

Any individual interested in a bookkeeping career but hasn’t got any relevant experience is perfect for this course. In addition, administrators that want to build upon their current skillset and progress in their career would be well suited.

Looking to retrain? No matter age nor previous work background this course will be a great step in the right direction for a future in bookkeeping.

You must meet the following basic requirements for this course:

  •  16 years or older (otherwise a parent or guardians’ consent is needed)
  •  A good understanding of English, both verbally and written
  •  Standard mathematics knowledge
  •  Have the ability to use a PC or Laptop. (Mac users must install Boot Camp beforehand to run Sage 50 software)

How will the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software course benefit me?

With many great advantages, it is no wonder why so many students have qualified in the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software course. 

You will stand out over other candidates that are interested in the same entry-level positions. Along with, assisting you in career progression going forward. 

Bookkeepers are in high demand with every company required to keep their records in line with HMRC rules and regulations.

What jobs can I apply for after my AAT Access Award in Accounting Software training?

The AAT Access Award in Accounting Software course is a prerequisite for individuals looking to undergo our more advanced courses.

Upon qualification, students can progress to AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software (Level 2), then the AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, and finally, Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.

The courses prospects give you the option of starting your own finance business, starting a new job, or helping to secure a promotion for a higher senior role in your current company. 

The AAT Access Award in Accounting Software course will provide the necessary skills for individuals looking for entry-level roles. These roles include a clerical assistant or cashier. 

Bookkeeper’s tasks 

  •  Updating historical records by adding new documents
  •  Balance general ledger by preparing a trial balance and reconciling all entries
  •  Update general ledger by transferring subsidiary account summaries
  •  Updating all subsidiary accounts which includes verifying, allocating, and posting transactions 

The average salary for a booker in the UK is £25k. This can vary depending on the company and industry. Therefore, you can expect to receive between £15k to 32k a year. 

Why choose to study AAT Access Award in Accounting Software with e-Careers?

At e-Careers we are passionate about learning; having developed and trained over 595,000 students over 10 years, we want you to succeed. Our courses have been fine-tuned and include the latest subject matter, along with high quality trainers to give you the best chance to stay ahead in your career.

Additional extras include:

  • Includes your first year's registration fee.
  • Tutor support from experienced AAT professionals.
  • Financial payment plans available that are interest-free.
  • Top-grade training material.
  • Price is unmatched.
  • Financial payment plans that are interest-free to help support you.
  • Practice tests to ensure you’re on the right path.
  • Great knowledge of Sage 50 Accounts Professional software.
  • Extra studying material and mock exams on our website.

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AAT Access Award in Accounting Software Syllabus

The Access Award in Accounting Software course introduces key features of accounting software, as well as the risks and benefits it brings. Learning outcomes include being able to:

  •  Produce reports using accounting software
  •  Setup accounts within the software
  •  Bank and cash transactions
  •  Understand the benefits of accounting using software
  •  Understand the risks of accounting using software
  •  How to set up accounts within the software package
  •  How to record bank & cash transactions
  •  How to produce reports using accounting software

Course Modules

  •  The benefits and risks of using accounting software
  •  How to set up accounts within the software package
  •  How to record bank & cash transactions
  •  How to produce reports using accounting software

AAT Access Award in Accounting Software Exams

AAT Exam Details

Your progress will be measured via two exams, with multiple-choice questions. We’ll be here to help guide and support you along your way when the time comes to arrange your exams.

The AAT requires all students to join as a student member, within 14 days of their course start date. This registration allows you to sit any necessary exams and take advantage of the support and resources available. 

Please note, exam costs are not included in the course price.

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