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AAT L1 Access Award in Business Skills
AAT L1 Access Award in Business Skills

AAT L1 Access Award in Business Skills

Level 1

Course Overview

Part Time

AAT Access Award in Business Skills is a short qualification designed to help you develop essential business and finance skills you can apply directly to the workplace. Classes are delivered at our Gloucester Campus on Tuesday evenings 5.30pm - 8.45pm.

Topics Include:

  • how different organisations operate
  • how to contribute effectively in the workplace
  • how businesses process sales and purchases, and the documents and procedures associated with this.

AAT Access will help you develop skills that open doors for you in all types of businesses, from small local firms to large multinational companies.

Learners should expect one 3 hour in class lesson per week for a period of 10 weeks. Once you've achieved AAT Access you'll have the option to progress to the Level 2 Foundation Certificate for Accounting Technicians course.

Assessment is based on one computer based examination.

For further detail refer to the AAT website http://www.aat.org.uk/.

If you have any additional questions or queries relating to the course or how it will be delivered please email the curriculum lead Matthew.Richings@gloscol.ac.uk  

Please note the AAT registration fees are in addition to the fees paid to the college.


  • This qualification is aimed at those aged 19 (as at 31st August of the academic year) or above. You don’t need formal qualifications or experience to study for AAT Access Award in Business Skills. You should enjoy working with figures, be literate and numerate.

  • Successful completion will allow students to progress to the Level 2 Certificate in Accounting course and then on to the AAT Level 3 and 4 Advanced and Professional Diploma in Accounting courses. Once students have completed their AAT studies they may be eligible for exemptions from the foundation stage examinations of the UK Chartered accountancy bodies (CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA, ICAEW) or they may wish to study for a Foundation Degree in Business or for a Full Degree.

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Studying for a business qualification gives you transferable skills that are desired by many industries and professions. You can go on to train as an accountant, manager, marketer, events coordinator or business administrator, and even develop the crucial skills needed to run your own business.

You’ll find that our range of business pathways allow you to explore and learn about a variety of business skills, before choosing a specialist area to suit your interests and future career goals. If you’re interested in events management, human resources, management, marketing, retail or social media, we have a business pathway to suit.

Gloucestershire College is connected to a number of businesses and throughout the year you will get the chance to see how real businesses operate. Previous work-related activities have included trips to Amazon and Sky headquarters and business planning with RBS.

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Ben Leighton

The business course is very versatile so it can help with lots of job options after college. My dream career is something in finance, maybe a Chartered Accountant, so everything I’m learning now on my course about Business will help me to reach that goal. I would encourage everyone who’s thinking of applying to GC to just do it, it’s been the best decision for me and I’m looking forward to what comes next in my education and career.“

Ben Leighton

Level 3 – Business

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Louis Giles

I’m not sure what sort of career I want after the course yet but the college offers lots of career advice and guidance to help me. I applied for Gloucestershire College because there is better transport links and access for me and my wheelchair. I also thought the new campus looked really cool. I chose to study Business as my sister did the course previously and said it was really good, helping her get a job now. The course is very flexible and not too many hours a week so I can do other things like work experience around it.

Louis Giles

Level 3 – Business

Forest of Dean Campus
Ryan Davis

I would tell someone who is thinking of applying to the College to go for it as it will open doors to lots of great opportunities. When I finish the course I want to go to University – with Oxford as my first choice. I wanted to study at Gloucestershire College because of the new facilities and new Forest of Dean campus, I think it looks really impressive. I am studying Business as I think it will lead me to a lot of other new career opportunities."

Ryan Davis

Level 3 – Business

Forest of Dean Campus

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