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Business, Accounting & Law

The Introductory Award in Accounting will give you a real insight into the world of accounting. The course is perfect for people taking their first step on the career ladder: as well as getting a taste of what it's like to work in a professional environment, you will pick up accounting terms and gain additional support with literacy and numeracy. Developed in consultation with employers, AAT qualifications will equip you with the key finance skills modern businesses are looking for, and are well known and trusted by employers.

The course consists of four units: mathematics for accounting, essential accounting procedures, creating business documents, and accounting in a professional environment

On completion of the course you will be awarded an Introductory Award in Accounting (AAT Access) - Level 1.

Entry Requirements

AAT does not set entry requirements for this qualification. However, the College must ensure that learners have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualifications successfully. All learners are required to complete a numeracy and literacy assessment in addition to a written task to show competency.

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    Assessment Method

    Candidates must successfully complete online unit assessments and an AAT-set CBA at the end of the course.

    Aims of the course

    To give you an insight into the world of accounting and enable you to get a taste of what it's like to work in a professional environment; to make you familiar with accounting terms; to give you additional support with literacy and numeracy.

    Progression Opportunities

    This qualifications allows learners to progress onto AAT Level 2 and 3.

    Facilities

    This course allows access to online content including e-lectures, e-tutorials, webinars, online activities and online practice assessments. Students will also be able to access library facilities.

    Career Options

    AAT qualifications are trusted by employers because they demonstrate that you have the practical, real world skills they need. On successful completion of this course, you could apply for internships or volunteering positons in accountancy firms. Once you have successfully completed the Level 2 and 3 qualifications, you will be equipped for a variety of accountancy roles.

    What can I earn in business, accounting and law? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you choose to study for a qualification in business, accounting or law, you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a top salary in your sights. For example: Financial project managers start on around £29,000 a year and can earn up to £50,000 with 3-5 years' experience Business administrators start on around £26,000 a year and can earn £39,000 with 3-5 years' experience Legal secretaries start on around £24,000 and can earn up to £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience

    If you're interested in a career in business, accounting or law, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. To find out more go to https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/business-accounting-and-law or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Evening
Mode Part Time
Duration 18 weeks
Start Date 03/02/2020
End Date 03/07/2020

Funding

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

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 225 p/year
24+ £225 p/year
International £1,440 p/year

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