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This is an internationally recognised professional course which will give you the skills to excel in a wide range of accounting and finance processes. The course covers both Level 2 and Level 3 elements.

Course details

With the Foundation Certificate you will start to develop your skills in double entry bookkeeping and gain an understanding of management and administrative processes. You will learn about:

  • Basic costing principles
  • How to use manual and computerised accounting systems
  • How to work with purchases, sales and general ledgers

With the Advanced Diploma you will be introduced to more advanced bookkeeping and final accounts preparation. You will learn:

  • Costing aspects of management accounting
  • Professional ethics for accountants
  • How to prepare VAT returns
  • How to use financial spreadsheets
Entry guidelines

This course is for students aged 16 — 18.

3 GCSEs with a minimum of C grades (Grade 4 or above) in mathematics and English or OCR level 1 Bookkeeping.

  • Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or reference.
  • If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

    Office use only. Non Standard 2a.

    Assessment Method

    This course is assessed by computer based assessment and by computer based project work.

    Where can I progress to?

    You can progress on to level 4 AAT. Professional Diploma in Accounting.

    You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:

    When does this course run?

    • Starts 03rd Sep 2018 - Ends 21st Dec 2019 Ref D076K001

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Monday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
      Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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