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Accountancy (AAT) Level 1 Award at Kendal College

Course description

AAT is the UK’s leading qualification and professional body for accounting and finance staff. This access level qualification offers a basic introduction to help develop essential business and finance skills. Classes will include lectures supported by hand-outs, tutor demonstration and worked examples. This is followed by students working practical examples to apply new techniques and practices.

Course content

There are four units consisting of Mathematics for Accounting, Essential Accounting Procedures, Creating Business Documents and Accounting in a Professional Environment.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for those who are considering a career in accounting. You should have four GCSEs at grade A*-D, including English, but please speak to the course tutor for guidance.


The qualification is assessed at the end by an AAT computer based exam.

Future opportunities

AAT is an internationally recognised qualification which is sought after by employers. Following completion at Level 1, students can progress onto the level 2 Certificate in Accounting.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kendal College directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2016
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      In October 2010 the College opened the South Lakeland Design Engineering Centre, which has brought engineering back to Kendal College. The Centre, designed in conjunction with local engineering firms including Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Limited, features state of the art computer numerical control (CNC) machinery, including a 3D printer, which prints out solid models directly from CAD Drawings. The college is currently building a new, purpose-built engineering centre which will open in September 2014 and provide new courses in medical science, engineering and sustainable energy.