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Business & Accounting

Do you have what it takes to be the next Elon Musk, Mary Barra or Gabe Newell? Business is big in the UK with around 5.7m private sector businesses producing a turnover of £1.9 trillion each year. As James Dyson said: “Business is constantly changing, constantly evolving.”

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Course Overview

Classes include lectures supported by hand-outs, tutor demonstration and worked examples. This is followed by students working practical examples to apply new techniques and practices in preparation for the exam and the work place.

The units include Bookkeeping Transactions, Bookkeeping Controls, Elements of Costing and Using Accounting Software. Each unit is assessed by a computer based exam followed by a synoptic exam at the end of the course.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for those starting a career in accounting. You should have four GCSEs at grade 4 - 9 (A*-C), including English and Maths, but please speak to the course tutor for guidance.

You will need to register as a member of AAT to sit the exams. The cost of this is circa 130 pounds.

Your enrolment will include the first sitting for all exams. Any resit will be subject to a fee of circa 45 pounds.

After Your Course

The AAT is an internationally recognised qualification which is sought after by employers. Typical job opportunities include finance assistant, assistant accountant, purchase or sales ledger clerk and credit controller. This course is also useful for anyone starting to run their own business and doing their books.

Following the successful completion of AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) students can progress onto the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3).



Course fees are per year. There may also be additional costs associated with the course (please see the course overview).

Student Finance
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.

Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.

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Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Contact Student Services for more information: / 01539 814700