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Overview

This intensive accounting programme has been specifically designed for people who either want to enter this occupational area, change career or for those who are already working in the accounting field hop on to the stage they want to re-skill or upskill.

Course description

Fast track to a real career as an Accounting Technician with South & City College. This intensive course is for motivated learners who want a career change and real earning potential. This course is full-time, with an exam-based assessment that gives you the recognised status of AATQB letters after your name. This is a key qualification that opens the doors to a range of accounting jobs.

A good command of English and maths is required. Level 1 is delivered over 6 weeks, followed by Level 2 completed by March and Level 3 from March to July. This qualification can also be used for progression to University, Level 4 and MAAT practitioner status, or further study on CIMA or ACCA chartered accountant qualifications.

This programme also delivers software skills through spreadsheet training for accounting. Students will need to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to complete tasks and address problems that are well defined but also complex. They will be expected to take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures, as well as exercising autonomy and judgement within limited parameters, such as awareness of different perspectives or approaches within an area of study or work.

The course is examination based and you will sit the exams at regular intervals throughout the year. You will need to pass all examinations to succeed and pass the course. Additionally during the programme you will be required to take synoptic assessments.

What areas will I study?

Level 1:

  • Accounting in a professional environment
  • Creating business documents
  • Essential accounting procedures
  • Mathematics for accounting

Level 2 The course consists of 5 Units and 5 exams: Bookkeeping transactions Bookkeeping controls Elements of costing Using accounting software *Work effectively in finance (synoptic assessment)

Level 3 The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting covers a range of complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. It comprises six mandatory units and 5 Exams:

  • Advanced bookkeeping
  • Final accounts preparation
  • Management accounting: costing
  • Indirect tax

Advanced synoptic exam based on:

  • Ethics for accountants
  • Spreadsheets for accounts

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 October 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 October 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £1500.00 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ October 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.