What is the course about?
This advanced level course is a mid-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting. 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 3 course, therefore, learners will need to have English Level 2 writing, speaking and Listening skills and Maths Level 2 or GCSE English or Maths to undertake this qualification. You will need to have achieved the Level 2 Accountancy course prior to stating this Level 3 course. Additionally, you should have good digital IT skills. You will need to have an interview with the Team before you are enrolled.
What topics does the course cover?
There are a number of units to complete including Advanced Bookkeeping, Financial Account Preparation, Management Accounting, Costing, Indirect Tax, Ethics for Accountants, Spreadsheets for Accounting and Advanced 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 5-6 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 3 course is part of the National Skills Fund initiative and is fully funded for eligible learners. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of studying this course. Please ask a member of staff for more information. You will need access to a home computer or laptop and a reliable internet source.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of this course you will be able to prepare financial statements for SME's and contribute to providing costing/management decision making within a finance function, including preparing VAT returns and using technology effectively.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
This qualification offers progression on to the Level 4 Diploma in Accounting.