Introductory Award in Accounting - AAT Access

How long will the qualification take?

This qualification will usually take around 12 weeks to complete.

What you'll learn

This qualification is perfect for young people and those taking their first step on the career ladder.

As well as getting a taster of what it’s like to work in a professional environment, you will pick up accounting terms and get support with literacy and numeracy.


  • Mathematics for accounting
  • Essential accounting procedures
  • Creating business documents
  • Accounting in a professional environment

For a closer look at the syllabus read the AAT course prospectus.

What jobs can you do with this qualification?

AAT Qualifications are recognised by employers as practical and technical qualifications that prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles. Find out more about where AAT can take you in your career.

The Introductory Award in Accounting - AAT Access can lead to employment as:

  • Cashier
  • Clerical Assistant


Training provider fees £250

Paid to training provider.

Assessment fees £70-£80 per assessment

Paid to your training provider or AAT Approved assessment venue. These fees will vary depending on the training provider or assessment venue. Check whether these are included in your overall training provider fees.

AAT fees


Paid to AAT. This covers a 12-month study period in which you can apply to study any of the small business finance or access accounting skills qualifications.


Check the funding options available.


Level Level 1
GCSE (grades D-G)
Total credits 9
Guided learning hours 75

What next?

The accountancy skills developed by studying this qualification will enable you to seek employment with confidence, and/or to progress to the next level of learning.


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