This course gives you a strong foundation from which to progress to further study with AAT in either accountancy or bookkeeping. If English is your second language and you want to build on your business communication skills, this course is ideal as it is taught with ESOL support.You will develop an understanding of how different organisations operate across both the public and private sectors, as well as how to contribute effectively in the workplace by working with others, managing your time, behaving professionally and maintaining security of data. The course will help you develop basic numerical skills needed in the workplace, and in life outside work.
Topics covered can include:Mathematics for accounting Understanding and developing skills in a range of basic mathematical functions using financial data Understanding basic mathematical concepts and applying a range of numerical skills required by financial professionalsEssential accounting procedures Applying basic accounting terminology to business documents and procedures Understanding the principles of single-entry accounting systems, including preparing to record business transactions in the books of prime entry Identifying types of coding and batch control Preparing documents to process receipts and payments Preparing a basic profit statementCreating business documents Understanding which documents should be used within the accountancy function and other areas of business Understanding the importance of good quality communications, including knowledge of formal and informal written communications Identifying different types of business documents and understanding why it is important to choose the right style for internal and external communicationsAccounting in a professional environment Understanding how efficient working practices and personal development will help both individuals and business to succeed Appreciating how the legal framework and ethical behaviour affect the way a business is run
You do not need to have any previous qualifications.All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
There is one assessment for all four units and it is computer-based.
Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course may be free, depending on your circumstances. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, or into employment in roles in business and accounting.