Level 1 AAT Award in Business Skills

Subject Area Leisure and Community
Age Group(s) Adults

 6 week intensive course.

This Level 1 qualification covers a range of skills and relevant supporting knowledge to help prepare students for applying numbers in business and working in a business environment.

It will give students an understanding of:

  • how different organisations operate
  • how to contribute effectively in the workplace
  • how businesses process sales and purchases, and the documents and procedures associated with this.

Students will also be equipped with the basic numerical skills needed in the workplace, such as decimals, percentages and fractions, and applying proportions and ratios.

Working in the business environment

This unit introduces students to the skills needed in the workplace, including the importance of teamwork, communication, effective time management and professional behaviour. They'll also learn about some of the core finance processes linked to sales and purchase orders.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop skills for the workplace.
  • Understand how organisations operate.
  • Understand how sales and purchases support businesses.
  • Apply business procedures to sales and purchases.

Using numbers in business

Numeracy is an essential business skill. This unit will introduce students to the basic skills needed when working with numbers in a business environment, developing confidence and skills to use and apply numbers to a wide range of situations.

Learning outcomes

  • Perform simple business calculations.
  • Calculate decimals, fractions, percentage, proportions and ratios.
  • Use tools and techniques to present numerical data.

Assessment – 1 computer-based exam


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