Vocational Course

Business Skills AAT Level 1 Award


About this course

Access (Level 1) qualifications are an entry point for students who need additional support to develop their finance or business skills.

These qualifications are designed to give students the introductory knowledge and confidence to take on higher level AAT qualifications and to progress in their lives and careers

What will I learn?

Preparing for Work
This unit will help students to prepare to seek employment in a wide range of sectors and to develop the skills that they need to contribute effectively in the workplace. Students will explore the key features of different types of organisations and the sectors in which they operate. They will learn the purpose of different organisations and how they operate, and also how organisations are commonly structured.

Using Numbers in Business
Numeracy is an essential business skill and helps an employee to operate more effectively in any workplace. However, students will also encounter many situations outside work where basic numeracy is required. Completing this unit will help students to develop their confidence and their ability to use numbers in a range of situations, both in work and outside work.

Sales and Purchases in Business
This unit focuses on organisations that aim to make a profit rather than those operating in the not-for-profit or public sector. Studying this unit will help students to understand the importance of sales and purchases, and the procedures that support them, to the success of those businesses.

How will I be assessed?

  • Computer-based assessment of 1.5 hours

What do I need?

Additional Information

What is required for the first class?
Pen and paper

Course Costs

Course fee (2018/19)
£224.00 (includes registration fee)

There will be no course cost (£0.00) if you are:

  • Aged 16-18 years
  • Aged 19+ and in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (wider benefits in some circumstances)
  • Aged 19+ and earning less than £15,736.50

You will need to pay the awarding body registration fee only if you are:

  • Aged 19-23 with no Level 2 qualification e.g. 5 or more GCSEs at Grade C or above, a Level 2 BTEC etc.