Level 1 AAT Access Award in Business Skills – February 2022

Start Date: 02 February 2022
Funding information: Free for Eligible 16-18 year olds. Adult funding available dependant on learner circumstances otherwise course costs apply.
Duration: 12 Weeks
Attendance: Part-time Evening

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. This qualification 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 AAT.

Course Content

The AAT Access Award in Business Skills 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)

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.

Assessment Methods

  • Computer-based exam


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:

  • Data entry clerk
  • Accounts administrator
  • Administrative assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Retail assistant
  • Customer service advisor


£268.89 incl VAT