Four GCSEs grade 4 or above, including Maths and English.
Why Should You Take This Course?
Studying Accounts, you will master complex accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants. This course is an ideal accompaniment for A Levels in Economics, Business or the Extended Certificate in Business. The course will provide a greater insight into concepts that will be common to both Economics and Business, such as limited liability, the distinction between assets and liabilities, different forms of tax and the use of financial documents such as the statement of comprehensive income (profit and loss account). The course is also of significant benefit for those students who aspire to apply for university, particularly those looking to enrol on Business, Accounting or Management degrees. The UCAS points available for this qualification are of equal value to those available on the A Level and BTEC programmes.
This professional qualification requires the initial study of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting, which will be completed in Year 1. This will cover a range of foundation accounting and finance units in Bookkeeping Transactions and Controls, Elements of Costing, Using Accounting Software and Working Effectively in Finance.
Year 2 builds on this prior knowledge with more complex topics covered in the AAT Advanced Diploma. The units are Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation and, Management Accounting: Costing, Indirect Tax and Ethics for Accountants.
How will I be assessed?
All units are assessed by external examination.
What could I do next?
Students can progress into a career in Business, Finance, Professional Accountancy, or into further education. This course offers the opportunity to be registered as a qualified bookkeeper, or progress on to Professional level and become a full member of AAT upon achieving the associated membership criteria. The skills developed can lead to employment as a credit controller, finance officer, professional bookkeeper or accountant.
Equivalent to 1 A Level
If you wish to apply for 2021-2022 academic year, please complete the online application form.