Opening Doors | AAT | Business Skills | Level 1 | Brighton MET

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: Please see entry requirements tab Fees (March 2023): £0.00

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. 

The course fee does not include registration and membership fees. The cost of the first scheduled unit's exam as per course calendar is included in the course fee. Any change in the original exam booking, any retake or exam taken after the course ends will incur a fee. 


Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees
FE0672-1C 06 Mar 2023 Central Brighton Mon, Tues,Thurs, 9.30am 3.30pm 4 Weeks £0.00
  • 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*
  • 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
Entry requirements

Course fees

Our Opening Doors courses are free to those currently unemployed and in receipt of a means tested benefit. 

You will need to provide evidence of your benefit in order to receive a fee waiver for this course. 

We accept the following Means Tested benefits for this course: 

  • Universal Credit
  • JSA
  • ESA
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Council Tax Benefit (not reduction)
  • Pension Credit 

Please note we cannot accept DLA, Carers Allowance, PIP or Tax Credits. 

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.

The amount a person can earn from their wages has gone up, it is now less than £345 a month (learner is sole adult in their benefit claim) or £552 a month (learner has a joint benefit claim with their partner).

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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.

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