A Level Accounting gives you a thorough grounding in financial accounting and bookkeeping and goes on to develop some of the ways in which accounting can provide valuable information for the management and monitoring of business performance and effective decision-making, especially when planning future operations.
The course goes on to study limited companies and the structure and importance of published accounts. Cash flow and international accounting standards are included. Students are taught through a mixture of classroom based lessons and hands-on practice that will develop your accounting skills. Supported self-study tools are used to develop your competence as an independent learner.
What are the entry requirements?
To study accounting at this level you need to have gained a grade 6 or better in GCSE mathematics plus the general college entry requirements. If not studying A Level Maths, must study Level 3 Mathematical Studies as 4th subject in Plus Programme to support numeracy skills.
What opportunities will this lead to?
Many Accounting students go on to study numerate or business-related degrees, with a view to being able to run their own business or work professionally in a financially related field such as banking, accountancy, financial services and aspects of law. The subject is also widely accepted by apprenticeship programmes at Higher Level.
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