What is the course about?
This Foundation course is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills. This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education , and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This is a Level 2 course. Learners need to have Level 1 level reading and writing and Level 1 speaking and listening English skills. You will need to have completed the Level 1 Accountancy course prior to starting this Level 2 course. Additionally, you should have good digital IT skills.
What topics does the course cover?
There are a number of units to complete including Bookkeeping Transactions, Bookkeeping Controls, Elements of Costing, Using Accounting Software, Work Effectively in Finance and Foundation Synoptic Assessment.
How will I be taught and assessed?
"We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and In Class model. Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer � meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 4-5 hours studying independently online each week. In Class, you benefit from regular classes with a tutor � without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group. Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and In Class courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place or if the centre has to close. Regular �In Class� lessons are replaced by remote �virtual classroom� sessions led by tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and the centre�s policies."
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
"This Level 2 course is part-funded, so the cost for students is reduced. On successful completion of this course, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Learners on a low income or in receipt of applicable benefits will not be required to pay a fee. You will need regular access to a computer or laptop and reliable internet service to complete this course. Once enrolled, learners will be able to download a free copy of Microsoft Office and will be given access to Microsoft office 365. You will need a non programable calculator."
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of this course you will be able to carry out accounting and administrative duties at junior accounting level in any organisation, including supporting management decision making by providing useful data and insights that support the finance department/function, including using technology effectively.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
This qualification offers progression on to the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting.