This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.
Are you new to bookkeeping, or do you already work in accounting or wish to develop your business support skills? Then this 'AAT Access Award in Accounting Software Level 1 - Online Live' course is for you.
The qualification will introduce you to bookkeeping. It aims to provide you with a fundamental understanding of the principles of double entry bookkeeping in the context of a computerised process using Sage Accounts software.
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Check and process documents involved in financial record keeping;
- Prepare statements as a preliminary to financial control.
**PLEASE NOTE: In order to complete the course and gain a certificate, you will need to pass one computer-based assessment. The exam will take place in the Tonbridge Adult Education Centre on 1st July but please ensure you are available on 8th July which is the planned alternative exam date in case of unavoidable course alterations.**
**PLEASE NOTE: You must register with AAT in order to take the exam and gain the certificate. You will need to pay a qualification fee (£41) directly to AAT in order to register for their exams. You will need to complete registration by the third week of the course. The fee covers this qualification for a one year period. Registration provides you with access to online learning materials which will support you with your study and a monthly magazine.**
**PLEASE NOTE: As this is an accredited course, regular attendance, a high level of commitment and approximately 2.5 hours of home study per week are required from you when enrolling on this course. You may be removed from the course if you do not regularly attend. You are advised to read the course syllabus on the AAT website prior to enrolling on the course.**
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Gerald Fitzjohn
Gerald Fitzjohn is an experienced tutor who has been working in the accountancy industry for over 30 years. Gerald is a member of the ATT for tax accountants. He has been using Sage accounting software since its inception in 1980.
How will I be taught?
The course will be taught in a relaxed and informal atmosphere with students who attend regularly and complete home study as required. Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles to support you in achieving your goals. Your individual needs will be taken into consideration.
Throughout the course, your tutor will give you verbal and written feedback on your progress towards the requirements of the qualification.
The course will use Sage software. It is likely to be the most up-to-date version available and will be no older than version 25.
What do I need to have with me?
Your tutor will advise you at the start of the course.
You will need a calculator (not one built into a mobile phone), a notepad, pen, pencil, eraser, ruler, highlighter and correction fluid or tape. Please also bring an A4 ring binder for notes and handouts.
What can I do next?
This course can enable you to progress onto a Level 2 qualification such as the 'AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software Level 2' course. This course will enable you to develop your bookkeeping skills further.
Specialist advice is available from your tutor to help you identify the best course for you. Please check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk for course details.
What do I need to join the course
Students interested in the AAT courses will be required to complete an initial assessment prior to enrolling on the course, if you have not already done so for a previous AAT course, to ensure that this is the most suitable course for you. You can contact a local adult education centre to arrange the literacy and numeracy assessment.
You will need access to a computer/laptop to attend this course. Please be aware that as the course is taught online you will need to purchase a Sage licence either for a reduced price from KAE (£25) or direct from Sage. Sage software will not run on Chromebooks, Apple products or Android tablets. Please contact the Curriculum Leader if you require further information on whether your computer will run Sage software.
You will need basic computing skills to attend this course and ideally some experience with Sage Accounts software. You should be able to follow spoken and written instructions, read handouts/activities and take part in group discussions.
This course is aimed at those who are developing the skills and knowledge required of bookkeepers. It is suitable for students studying in preparation for employment in bookkeeping roles and for those who are already employed in bookkeeping and/or data processing roles.
As this is an accredited course, regular attendance, a high level of commitment and approximately 2.5 hours of home study per week are required from you when enrolling on this course.
Joining your course
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/111735/K/FF.
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