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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 careerThis qualification will particularly suit those who are able to combine classroom face-to-face with online independent learning with support.

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    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 enoughstandard.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 taxThere will also be a general online assessment at the end of the course covering all units except Indirect Tax.

    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 alternativeThis 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 and online independent learning. You will attend college every fortnight for your face-to face sessions.

    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 Evening
Mode Part Time
Duration 36 weeks
Start Date 12/09/2022
End Date 07/07/2023
Course Code 3FNBF9A0


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

And Then?

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Eke Hardie Ejiohuo

I have had a huge range of training opportunities in both my workplace and college which has developed skills I couldn’t have imagined I was capable of.

Kelly Bridgewater

Kelly Bridgewater

"The course has given me a new life and made me believe that I can do what I want to do. Now the course is coming to an end, I can honestly look back and say that I’m pleased I took the step to further my education."

Rhys Gennery

My apprenticeship has so far helped me along my career path. It’s guided me into what I want to do in the future, and given me an insight into what I could be - or achieve - within the next five years.

AJ Haseley

AJ Haseley

AJ studied IT at Lewisham College a number of years ago and went on to study for a degree in Business, also studying small business management administration, fashion business, management and advanced media.

William Inko-dokubo

William Inko-dokubo

"I’ve learnt assertiveness, the importance of maintaining data accurately, and also how to deal sensitively with customers’ specific needs. In certain cases – for example when discussing a resident’s Food Bank eligibility – you need to be particularly considerate and careful about confidentiality to avoid possible embarrassment to the resident."

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