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
This qualification will particularly suit those who are able to combine classroom face-to-face with online independent learning with support.
Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...
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 is by computer-based exams and computer-based projects.
You'll need to complete online assessments for:
- Final Accounts preparation
- Advanced Bookkeeping
- Indirect tax
There 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 alternative
This qualification would be appropriate for those who wish to pursue a range of careers in either the private or public sectors.
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.
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