Skip to main content

Course Code: SPVAC061

Course Level: Level 2

Study Mode: Part-Time

Course Type: Adults

Course overview

The AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software equips you with essential data processing and accounting software skills vital for diverse finance roles. This qualification focuses on mastering accounting software to perform typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks effectively. You will gain the comprehensive knowledge and practical skills necessary to navigate accounting software confidently, ensuring you are well-prepared for the demands of the finance industry.

The purpose of the AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software is to ensure that you have the data processing and accounting software skills necessary for most finance roles. You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks using accounting software in one mandatory unit

This qualification would be an ideal next step if you have some relevant work experience in an accounting or finance based role or a previous manual bookkeeping qualification.

The qualification is composed of a single mandatory unit, assessed in a single end-of-unit assessment where you will need to achieve a minimum of 70%.

For further information, please email 

Studying this qualification will give you confidence in using accounting software. This may support you in improving your career prospects. The qualification may help you to enter a financial administration role, help you to gain a promotion or give you the skills to support the financial processes within their own business. After successful completion many students progress to the full AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.

A range of financial support may be available for adult students to help towards the cost of your fees, equipment, childcare and/or other expenses while studying, depending on your personal circumstances and the course you are studying. For more details visit

If you are on state benefits or are on a low income you may be entitled to fee remission towards your course*. 

*This is at the Colleges discretion. If you have any queries with regards to the funding of your course, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

Course options


Course Duration

30 weeks

Course Days


End date


Class Times

To be confirmed

Course Fee


Additional Fees



What else do I need to know?

The course is delivered at our Stafford Campus, but is also offered at our Newcastle Campus. Enrolment onto the HNC (Year 1) does not automatically ensure you are able to progress on to the HND (Year 2 - Level 5) this will be based on performance in your assessments and will be monitored throughout the programme. We have strong links with local universities with those that are looking to progress onto the Level 6 'top-up' year to achieve a full Bachelor's degree.