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Accounting: Level One Access Award in Accounting Software - AAT

Wednesday 24 April 2019
09:30 - 12:30
18 Hours / 6 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

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£166.00 Course symbols: * IA Q FL

Course description

The AAT Access Award in Accounting Software offers students at Level 1 the opportunity to develop their skills using accounting software. This qualification can offer a route into employment, support students in their existing work, or help students to pursue further study with AAT. There is an additional admission fee to be confirmed which is paid by the student directly to AAT. Workbooks need to be purchased at a further cost. Course includes exam costs of £31.00.

Entry requirements

a) guidance needed: All students must attend the first session of this class, which will be a guidance session. At this session the tutor will discuss the course with you to ensure that it is the right course for you. b) entry requirements: No formal entry requirements. Students enrolling on this course will be expected to sit an English and Maths Initial Assessment prior to being accepted onto the course. You can book your Initial Assessment online at www.tlcbexley.ac.uk. It is quick, simple and a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you. Alternatively you can call 020 3045 5176, quoting the course you are interested in and the course code, or visit one of our centres. Initial Assessment is conducted to assess that you have the correct level of English and Maths necessary for the course and where required additional support can be put in place to help you succeed. If you are unsuccessful in your Initial Assessment, guidance will be given to you regarding a more suitable course.

What you will learn

The AAT Access Award in Accounting Software introduces students to the use of accounting software. The qualification covers a range of skills and the relevant supporting knowledge in one mandatory unit: • Access to Accounting Software

How you will learn on this course

Demonstration, discussion and explanation from the tutor, group interaction with tutor and peers. Learners will receive instruction sheets, handouts, practice exercises and one-to-one tuition. There will be plenty of hands-on practice using the software, Windows 10 and Office 2016.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Understand the benefits and risks of using accounting software. Features of accounting software compared to manual bookkeeping. Advantages and disadvantages to users of different types of accounting software. Accounting software security. 2. Set up accounts. Create new accounts in the general ledger. Amend existing account names in the general ledger. 3. Record bank and cash transactions. Accounting terminology. Record transactions from a bank statement. Record cash transactions. 4. Produce reports using accounting software Understand the role of the bookkeeper. Reports that may be produced using accounting software. Produce reports using accounting software.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Qualification: Level One Access Award in Computerised Accounts - AAT In addition to the course and examination fees there is a student membership fee of £43.00 (subject to change) which you must pay directly to AAT. The exact cost is to be confirmed. Assessments are computer based. Costs: The examination costs are included within the total course fee but there will be a charge of £51 per resit. In addition to the course and examination fees there is a student membership fee of £43 which you must pay directly to AAT.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

At least three hours per week reading/practical exercises required

What you need for your course

Resources are available and students will be advised at the first session.

What you need to bring to the first class

Pen, pencil, calculator, notepaper

What you can do next

On completion of this level once the student has some relevant accounting experience they can progress to Accounting: Level Two Foundation Certificate in Accounting – AAT starting September 2019

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency, who expect that learners who enrol on a course leading to a qualification will take that qualification at the College. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking