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dizzyhorsedizzyhorse Feels At HomeRegistered Posts: 49
I am coming to the end of my foundation and would like to continue with the AAT. I have basic Excel and Word skills but no qualification. I am studying CLAIT and not sure if I should cover Spreadsheets, word, Database software or Presentation software. I am only allowed to cover three........ I also have City and guilds 1 and 2 in sage. Would anyone advise anything else?

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  • taskeytaskey Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,800
    i personally would do the spreadsheets as i think you will use this more in an accounting role than anything

    Tracy
  • sammyd22sammyd22 Well-Known Registered Posts: 207
    dizzyhorse wrote: »
    I am coming to the end of my foundation and would like to continue with the AAT. I have basic Excel and Word skills but no qualification. I am studying CLAIT and not sure if I should cover Spreadsheets, word, Database software or Presentation software. I am only allowed to cover three........ I also have City and guilds 1 and 2 in sage. Would anyone advise anything else?

    Do Spreadsheets for sure!

    Companies expect Applicants to be Intermediate/Advanced with Excel as standard these days.

    Excel can be a big part of your role.
  • MargaMarga Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 981
    sammyd22 wrote: »
    Do Spreadsheets for sure!

    Companies expect Applicants to be Intermediate/Advanced with Excel as standard these days.

    Excel can be a big part of your role.

    i would do spreadsheets too

    anything that includes vlookups, macros and pivot tables is well seek in a candidate's skills
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    Having completed clait some years ago and knowing you have completed the foundation year of aat i think the IBT11 or EDL would be better suited to your level and a step up from CLAIT as i think this is only entry level and you may get bored pretty fast as (some people may disagree) but it is very basic.

    But i do agree excel is a must.
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,657
    Level One ECDL is also very basic, I started to do it a few years just to get a piece of paper but I soon got so bored I gave it up. I don't know what ECDL Advanced is like but it might be a better bet.

    Round here it's impossible to find any particularly advanced IT courses – or at least any ones that would enhance or certify my own skill set.
  • Dipak ThankiDipak Thanki Well-Known Registered Posts: 135
    Spreadsheets would be helpful.
  • dizzyhorsedizzyhorse Feels At Home Registered Posts: 49
    Thanks for that!!
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