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AAT Financial Business Skills Award Level 1

Level 1 - Introductory

AAT Financial Business Skills Award Level 1

AAT is a name that employers trust. Employers love AAT qualifications as they demonstrate you have the practical real world skills they need. Their qualifications are developed in consultation with employers and will equip you with the key finance skills modern businesses are looking for.

This course is aimed at:

  • those not currently in employment and/or training who are looking to acquire skills to get into the workplace
  • current office workers looking to acquire new skills in bookkeeping

This Level 1 AAT qualification is designed to give you an introduction to the wider skills needed in every business. This is a basic-level qualification for people taking their first step into work. As well as covering the basic accounting techniques and principles you’ll gain a broader understanding of the business environment and how to prepare for entering the world of work.  This course runs one morning a week for 15 weeks.



Matthew Boulton College



* Courses are free for 16-18s. Students aged 19 or over could be charged fees and is subject to a fee assessment. Learners on benefits in the majority of cases courses are also free. Fee assessments are completed at enrolment.

Course Length: 9 Weeks

There are no formal entry requirements.  As part of the enrolment process, you will be asked to sit an initial assessment.  This is to assess your suitability for the course.

You will be assessed via a computer based assessment at the end of the course.

Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to go on to study further AAT qualifications, for example Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting. You may also be able to progress into employment within an office environment.

  • Preparing for work
  • Using numbers in business
  • Sales and Purchases in Business

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