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Accounting Software

Course Code: AASW

Level: 1
Subject area: Business, Management & HR

Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime, Evening
Duration: Eight weeks
When you'll study: Various days and times

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About the course

The AAT Access Award in Accounting software focuses on the specific technical skills in using accounting software. This qualification will particularly suit you if you are self-employed or working in small businesses and wish to do your own digital bookkeeping. It will also develop your skills if you have minimal work experience and require additional support to progress. It will also be of value to you if you are studying other AAT Award qualifications gain practical skills in use of accounting software.

What you'll learn

On this course, you will learn:

  • the benefits and risks of using accounting software
  • setting up accounts
  • recording bank and cash transactions
  • accounts reporting for business needs.
Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however, students should have a good command of English and maths, and a desire to develop and enhance business numeracy skills. Students must also join the AAT Annual Award membership which costs £44.


All of the assessments for this course are computer based and are set and marked by AAT.

What's next?

The skills developed by studying this qualification will give students a solid base from which to seek employment or to progress to the next level of learning. Other AAT short courses may be relevant such as the AAT Access Award in Business Skills or the AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.