Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who wish to pursue a career in Accountancy. It is also highly valued in careers such as retail, banking and for anyone wanting to start their own business. The course covers all aspects of financial statements and using financial information to inform the making of business decisions.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Wish to pursue a career in the accounting or financial sector
  • Wish to start their own business and require an understanding of finance
  • Enjoy analysing and interpreting data
  • Do not want to study Mathematics at University, but would like to pursue a course with a large numerical content

What will you learn?

This course is assessed by exams. The Units are:

  • Role of the Accountant in business
  • Types of business organisations
  • The double entry model
  • Verification of accounting records
  • Accounting concepts in the preparation of accounts
  • Preparation of financial statements for sole traders
  • Limited company accounts
  • Analysis and evaluation of financial information
  • Budgeting
  • Marginal Costing
  • Standard costing and variance analysis
  • Absorption and activity based costing
  • Capital investment appraisal
  • Accounting for organisations and incomplete records
  • Accounting for limited companies
  • Interpretation, analysis and communication of accounting information
  • The impact of ethical considerations

A Level

Course Leader:
Ian Thompson

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE Grade 5.3 in Maths and Grade 4 in English with an average points score of 5 or above.

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by exams.