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AAT Level 1 Access Award in Accounting Software

Course Overview

This short AAT Level 1 course will introduce you to computerised accounting using SAGE. The course is suitable for those with no prior experience in accounts or of SAGE itself.


You will begin to explore how to record simple transactions using SAGE software. This builds a firm foundation to enable you to move onto the next level qualification.


To apply for the course or for further information please contact Lisa Franks (Centre Manager) via email at Lisa.Franks@fmbusinessschool.com or by phone on 07876 196040

What topics are covered?

  • Bespoke accounting software (SAGE)
  • Desktop and cloud computing
  • The importance of passwords /virus protection /backing up files
  • How to set up a new company / tax codes using SAGE
  • Opening balances
  • Nominal codes
  • How to calculate NET / VAT/ GROSS
  • The bank process
  • Recording of Cash receipts
  • Processing to Cash Accounts
  • The correction of errors
  • How to prepare reports / Trial Balance /Activity reports using Sage

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at those seeking professional development in accountancy and finance.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will gain an Accounting Software Access Award.

Who is the awarding body?

AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

How will I learn?

You will learn via Lectures and seminars.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via examination.

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of this course you can progress on to Level 2 AAT.

How much does this course cost?

Fully funded

What organisations does the College work with on this course?

Bath College are running this course in partnership with Finance & Management Business School.


What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

Please contact our Student Advice Centre by phone on 01225 312 191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk for more information.

How do I apply?

Potential applicants may register their interest using the form below:


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