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AAT Access Award Business Skills - Level 1 - Part-time (North Devon) - Jan Start

Level 1
Course Code:
North Devon Campus
20 weeks

This qualification will suit students who have minimal work experience or require additional support to progress onto study higher level AAT qualifications. Students will develop their basic numeracy skills to support everyday business activities, which will also be of use in their activities outside work. Students will also gain a practical understanding of how money moves in business and the processes and procedures that control the sales and purchases processes.

Study the AAT Access Award in Business Skills to help develop your employability skills and prepare for the workplace.


This qualification introduces students to the world of work and helps to develop employability skills. It covers a range of skills and the relevant supporting knowledge in three mandatory units:

- Preparing for Work,
- Using Numbers in Business
- Sales and Purchases in Business

You will develop an understanding of how different organisations operate, across both the public and private sectors. You will learn how to contribute effectively in the workplace by working with others, managing your time, behaving professionally and maintaining security of data.

You will also develop the skills to identify jobs which match your skills and abilities and how to apply for a job using an application form or CV. Studying this qualification will also equip you with the basic numerical skills needed in the workplace, and in life outside work. These numerical skills range from simple calculations that are used most often in business to working with decimals, percentages and fractions, and applying proportions and ratios.

On completion of this qualification, you will also have gained an understanding of the ways in which businesses process sales and purchases and the documentation and procedures used to move goods and services between businesses.
The qualification is assessed in one end-of-qualification assessment.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
The knowledge and skills developed in this qualification may also support those students who wish to complement their studies with any of the other qualifications in the suite of AAT Access qualifications.

It can lead to employment in junior or supporting administrative roles in companies across a wide range of sectors, for example:
- Data Entry Clerk
- Accounts Administrator
- Administrative Assistant
- Receptionist
- Retail Assistant
- Customer Service Advisor
- Despatch Clerk/Warehouse Operative
You will need basic stationery and a calculator.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.

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AAT Access Award Business Skills - Level 1 - Part-time (North Devon) - Jan Start (PTB549)

Location North Devon Campus | Level Level 1 | Duration Starts 18th January 2021 - 20 weeks