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Business, Accounting & Law

This course would suit you if: - You've successfully completed the Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - You're studying full-time and want to pursue a career in accountancy finance or business - You're looking for an alternative to A Levels - You want to develop broader business skills to enhance your job prospects - You're already working in finance but want a qualification to improve your career prospects - You want to work in bookkeeping in a large company's finance department - You're self-employed and need to learn how to do your own bookkeeping - You're looking to change career

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    You'll ideally need to have completed the Level 2 qualification to start this course. We run an initial assessment for students entering directly at Level 3 to ensure their knowledge is at a high enough standard. You'll also need a good level of English & Maths. This can be via Level 2 qualifications or GCSEs in both subjects at grade 4 (C) or above or initial diagnostic assessments (Adults). You will also need basic IT skills.

    Assessment Method

    Assessment is by computer-based exams and computer-based projects. You'll need to complete online assessments for: - Final Accounts preparation - Advanced Bookkeeping - Indirect tax - Management Accounting - Ethics for Accountants - Spreadsheet Software (Advanced Synoptic Exam is a combination of Ethics for Accountants & Spreadsheet Software)

    Aims of the course

    The Advanced Diploma in Accounting will prepare you for finance officer roles by giving you a solid foundation in accounts preparation cost & revenue and taxation. It is suited for those who have successfully completed AAT L2 Certificate unqualified accounting staff who are at an intermediate level and want to develop their accounting skills employers looking to upskill their staff people looking to change their careers and those who are looking for an A Level alternative This qualification would be appropriate for those who wish to pursue a range of careers in either the private or public sectors.

    Progression Opportunities

    Upon successful completion of this course you can progress onto our AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting Programme.


    We have a wide range of computer rooms and labs with industry standard hardware and software where you will learn a range of skills. Students also does have access to library facilities. The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom face-to-face lessons workshops and presentations.

    Career Options

    The skills developed by studying this qualification will give students a solid base from which to seek employment with greater confidence or enable them to progress to the next level of learning: AAT Level 4. The skills developed in this qualification can lead to employment roles in finance filed in companies across a wide range of sectors for example as a: - Accounts Officer - Accounts Payable Officer - Bookkeeper Officer - Payroll Officer - Accounts Manager

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Part Time
Duration 36 weeks
Start Date 12/09/2022
End Date 07/07/2023
Course Code 3FNAH9A0


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 2,573
24+ £2,573
International £4,320

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