Access Level 1 Award in Accounting Software AAT

AAT Access is a short qualification that introduces you to the use of Xero, a new cloud-based accounting software. It's a practical way to increase your employability, confidence and career prospects. This course will start you on the path to a successful accounting and finance career with the AAT qualification which is recognised by leading employers in the UK and around the world.

Course Content

You will develop understanding of the benefits and risks of using accounting software and learn to:

- set up accounts,
- record bank and cash transactions,
- produce reports using accounting software.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

There are no specific entry requirements. However, you will require reasonable English, maths and I.T skills.

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software. However, the ability to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience is a valuable skill in any role and in any type of business. For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their AAT studies with a good standard of English and maths.

It would be good if you have a minimum Entry Level 3 in English and Maths

First Class Requirements

Pen, note book, calculator, level arch file and USB

Attendance Requirements

Punctuality and full attendance required in order to successfully completion of the course

Assessment Methods

You will sit one computer-based online assessment at the end of the course.

Further Study Options

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

Additional Information

The Access Award in Accounting Software can lead to employment as a Cashier or
Clerical Assistant


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.