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Level 1

Business and Admin Skills AAT – Opening Doors – Free Courses for Jobseekers


This entry-level qualification helps you support finance teams with everyday business activities and understand sales and purchase processes. It 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.

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
  • basic numerical skills needed in the workplace, such as decimals, percentages and fractions, and applying proportions and ratios.


If the following criteria apply, you qualify for one our FREE Opening Doors programmes
  • 19+
  • Unemployed and claiming a means tested benefit*
  • Employed and earning less than £20,319 per annum*
  • If English is not your first language, your language will be at Entry Level 3 or above
  • If you are not UK citizen, you will need to provide a confirmation of EU settlement status or a valid visa
*see Cost & Finance tab for more information

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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