Key course information
Business, Finance and Management
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Offering you a great starting point if you wish to pursue a career in accountancy or finance, it provides you with the core accounting skills and knowledge needed to progress either into employment or onto further study. It will be suitable for you if you are a young school leaver, or an adult returning to work after a break or wishing to change career.This is an ideal opportunity for you to study the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) professional accountancy qualifications, to an advanced level, without attending university! You’ll become a professional member of a well recognised and respected professional body that requires its members to have a professional and ethical approach throughout their accountancy and finance careers.ChippenhamOur level 2/3 Accountancy course at Chippenham is delivered in partnership with Mander Duffill.The Mander Duffill Accountancy Academy at Wiltshire College & University Centre aims to develop the region’s next generation of accountancy technicians.Working with Mander Duffill, the Academy at Wiltshire College & University Centre aims to combine professional accountancy qualifications with work placements and master classes.
What will I learn?
The course is divided into two parts. The autumn term provides you with an introduction to accounting; you will learn the basics of book-keeping and costing, as well as computerised accounting and working effectively in accounting and finance.
From December, you will progress on to the advanced level, where you will be introduced to the basics of financial and management accounting, spreadsheet software, VAT, and professional ethics.
- 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English language?and Maths or equivalent.
- A good reference.
- A satisfactory interview.
Any student who has been involved in bankruptcy proceedings, IVA or other arrangements with creditors should contact AAT before enrolling on the course. Such arrangements will not normally prevent you from studying AAT, however it may not be possible for you to sit assessments until the arrangements have expired.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
- Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting
- Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting
Additional Costs and Information
Additional costs will vary depending on your age at the start of the course or your financial position. The course fee includes all tuition and the cost of your first attempt at each assessment. However, due to the complexity of this area please speak to Student Services for further detailed guidance.
You will all need to buy textbooks costing approximately £250 and your tutor will tell you what textbooks to buy at the start of the course.
Before you can sit any assessments you will all need to register with AAT, at a cost of approximately £130. We recommend early registration, on the start of your programme, as this will give you access to the many study resources provided by AAT.
Should you need to re-sit any assessments, you will need to pay a re-sit fee of approximately £40 per assessment.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
Business, Finance and Management
- HR Assistant
- Data Analyst
- Budgeting Analyst
- Accounting Clerk
- Business Development Manager
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