What is the course about?
The content of this course will allow you to master higher accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, as well as optional specialist units including business tax, personal tax, external auditing, credit management, and cash and treasury management.
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 4 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 completed the Level 3 Accountancy course prior to starting this Level 4 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 Budgeting, Decision and Control, Financial Statements of Limited Companies, Accounting Systems and Controls plus 2 optional units.
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?
You can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of this course. Please ask a member of staff for details. You will need access to a home computer or laptop and a reliable internet source. 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 work within an organisation as an Accountant making decisions relating to financial matters that determine direction and effective use of resources within the organisation, including managing a finance department within SMEs and ensuring regulatory compliance and controls over the finance department.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
This qualification offers progression to apply for full AAT membership and achieve Professional MAAT status providing you compete work experience also.