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Gain accountancy skills whilst working from home

AAT Access Award in Business Skills (Level 1) now available

Your time is valuable. Invest it in your future. Study for a globally-recognised AAT qualification online, with support from our expert tutors.

12-week short course starts Tuesday 6 October 






About the course

AAT Access Award in Business Skills (Level 1) qualification is a course that anybody can benefit from.

It's ideal for professionals keen to learn transferable, wider skills needed in any business, as well as young people looking to take their first step on the career ladder.

The course covers basic accounting techniques and principles, enabling learners to gain a broader understanding of the business environment.

Value added

AAT qualifications can add value to a company and even open the door to a diverse and exciting career in accountancy, finance and business. With financial management at the centre of all businesses, accounting professionals are always in high demand.


A recognised qualification

AAT qualifications are trusted amongst businesses. Developed with employers, they provide learners with real world, practical skills. Globally recognised, AAT qualifications are a great investment for any career.

Open to all

You don’t need formal qualifications or previous experience to study this course. It is open to anyone aged 16+.

Contact Student Services to find out what funding may be available to you via:

How it works

This qualification is delivered completely online, but still offers the support of our experienced tutors at GC, allowing learners to fit studies around home life.

It includes one weekly online tutored session, on Tuesdays from 5.30pm to 8.45pm, plus additional work outside of these hours. 

The course duration is 12 weeks, completed with one online assessment.

Course cost 

The AAT Access Award in Business Skills (L1) qualification costs £228, plus AAT membership (£147) and a materials fee (£20).


If you're aged 16-18, the course cost is fully funded, and we may be able to help cover the materials fee.


There are funding options available for adults too. Get in touch with Student Services team to check your eligibility:

For more course information, please contact



What next?

Successful completion of this course will enable learners to go on to study further AAT qualifications, including Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting and AAT Level 3 & 4 Advanced and Professional Diploma in Accounting.


Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.