AAT | Business And Administration Skills | Level 1

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: Please see entry requirements tab Awarding Body: AAT

Why this course?

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Want to work in business? This Level 1 short course is a fantastic opportunity to develop business administration skills that are broadly transferable to any future work placements and employment.

Through engaging and practical tutorials, we give you the support and confidence to develop fundamental skills in business. Upon successful completion of the course, you'll receive an AAT Award in Business Skills.

Key areas and activities include:

  • Microsoft Word, Excel and Internet Explorer
  • Communication
  • Self confidence and motivation
  • Innovation and enterprise
  • CV and covering letter
  • Interview skills

Duration: 4 weeks
Qualification: Business Skills AAT Award

This course is free to those who meet the eligibility criteria. Please see the Cost & Finance tab for more information. 

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees
FE0672-1C 06 Mar 2023 Central Brighton Monday 3 weeks £0.00
FE0674-1C 09 May 2023 Central Brighton Monday 3 Weeks £0.00 Apply
FE0677-1C 05 Jun 2023 Central Brighton Monday 3 Weeks £0.00 Apply
  • alumni Views Lizzy Chapman Opening Doors Business Skills

    I thoroughly enjoyed this course which has a great balance of teaching through presentations and practical group discussions. I would recommend this course to anyone searching for their new career, feeling isolated, and needing a boost. Not only do I have something to add to my CV, but it also gave structure to my day, lifted my spirits through interacting with the other students and Amanda (the course leader) and increased my confidence. I am thrilled to have passed the final exam and feel I have learnt a lot over the past few weeks, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.


Entry requirements

If the following criteria apply, you qualify for one our free Opening Doors programmes.

  • 19+

  • Unemployed and claiming a means tested benefit (see Cost & Finance tab for more information)

  • Employed and earning less than £20,319 per annum

  • Currently seeking work

Entry requirements

Course fees

Course is free if you meet the following criteria

You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:

  • You will be aged 19+ when the course begins
  • AND you are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £617 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £988 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
  • OR if you are working and earn less than £20,319 annual gross salary

You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.

Subsidised fees

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk | 01273 667704

This course is also free to those who are currently employed and earning less than £20,319 annual gross salary. You will be required to provide evidence of this in order to receive a fee waiver for this course.

We accept the following evidence: 

  • P60
  • Last 3 months payslips
  • Tax Credit notice (for self employed)

Please note you will also need to bring photo ID to your enrolment. 

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


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