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Accounting A Level

Our Accounting A-Level course is perfect for anyone looking to broaden their educational options and get themselves ready to study Accountancy at University all within a 12 to 18 month period.
The course comes with priority marking at no extra cost.

/ AQA A Level / ODL94

£599.00 or only £190.00 initial deposit

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Course Title:Accounting A Level

Awarding Body:AQA

Average Duration:200 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Course Description

Designed to help you recognise whether or not a business is performing well financially; invest in our Accounting A-Level and you can acquire the skills, the resources and the know-how to quickly help businesses identify their strengths and weaknesses, and communicate their results in a language they can understand.

Our Accounting A Level can essentially provide you with the perfect stepping stone to progressively furthering your training – while still in employment – whilst also preparing you for the depth and breadth of study expected at university.

During our course you will acquire:

•    An understanding of the importance of effective accounting information systems (and their limitations)
•    An understanding of the purposes, principles, concepts and techniques involved in accounting
•    Transferable skills – within an accounting context - including numeracy, communication, ICT, application, presentation, interpretation, analysis and evaluation
•    An appreciation of the effects of economic, legal, ethical, social, environmental and technological influences on accounting decisions
•    A capacity for methodical and critical thought

This course comes in 4 accessible units – split into various dedicated modules – that range from an introduction into financial accounting to furthers aspects of management accounting.

Unit One: ACCN1 - Introduction to Financial Planning

Students can learn the skills to record financial data, check records and balance sheets.

Unit Two: ACCN2 - Financial and Management Accounting

From business entity concepts to ICT within accounting; Unit Two contains 7 modules that cover all aspects of financial and management accounting. Other elements include ratio analysis, business performance, preparing primary accounts and budgeting.

Unit Three: ACCN3 - Further Aspects of Financial Planning

Expanding on the skills taught in Unit One, this unit is comprised of 6 modules that delve into the world of partnership accounts, accounting standards, stock valuation and dealing with Limited Companies.

Unit Four: ACCN4 - Further Aspects of Management Accounting

Unit Four expands on the teachings of Unit Two to show students how to manufacture accounts; deal with marginal, absorption and activity based costing, and handle capital investment appraisal and standard costs.

With just a basic knowledge in English – both reading and writing – you can broaden your career opportunities and prepare yourself for a future career in accounting. Plus, with the full support of a tutor (for a whole 24 months) and our student portal; at a click of a button they can help you to navigate our 4 written examinations (1 after each module) and provide you with invaluable feedback.

Course Info

Course Title:Accounting A Level

Awarding Body:AQA

Average Duration:200 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

Basic English reading and writing skills are required, as full tutor support is given.

Assessment

Unit 1: ACCN1 Introduction to Financial Planning
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 2: ACCN2 Financial and Management Accounting
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 3: ACCN3 Further Aspects of Financial Accounting
Written examination: 2 hours

Unit 4: ACCN4 Further Aspects of Management Accounting
Written examination: 2 hours

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

Unit 1 - Introduction to Financial Planning
- Introduction to the world of accounting
- Double-entry procedures, as part of robust accounting systems
- Accuracy of accounting records
- Purpose and limitations of verification techniques
- The importance and rigour of maintaining accurate business and stakeholders’ records
- Presentation techniques used in the reporting of statements of accounts

Unit 2 - Financial and Management Accounting
- Reviewing financial statements
- Making complex adjustments and review financial structures
- Using evaluation as part of assessing financial strengths and weaknesses in a variety of businesses

Unit 3 - Further Aspects of: Financial Planning
- Importance of cash flow processes and international accounting practices
- Review the complex nature of: internal finance, shares, bank loan, overdrafts and mortgages

Unit 4 - Further Aspects of: Managing Accounting
- Explore the complex techniques of capital investments, cost concepts and social accounting factors
- Importance of, budget control
- Balance sheets, overhead costs, prime costs, profit and loss

  • Your course is delivered online
  • After enrolling, you will receive a username and password to access the On Campus area
  • The course materials and support will be provided by Oxford Learning College
  • You will receive feedback on your assignments from an experienced tutor
  • Our A Levels come with tutor support for 12 months.

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Course Description

Designed to help you recognise whether or not a business is performing well financially; invest in our Accounting A-Level and you can acquire the skills, the resources and the know-how to quickly help businesses identify their strengths and weaknesses, and communicate their results in a language they can understand.

Our Accounting A Level can essentially provide you with the perfect stepping stone to progressively furthering your training – while still in employment – whilst also preparing you for the depth and breadth of study expected at university.

During our course you will acquire:

•    An understanding of the importance of effective accounting information systems (and their limitations)
•    An understanding of the purposes, principles, concepts and techniques involved in accounting
•    Transferable skills – within an accounting context - including numeracy, communication, ICT, application, presentation, interpretation, analysis and evaluation
•    An appreciation of the effects of economic, legal, ethical, social, environmental and technological influences on accounting decisions
•    A capacity for methodical and critical thought

This course comes in 4 accessible units – split into various dedicated modules – that range from an introduction into financial accounting to furthers aspects of management accounting.

Unit One: ACCN1 - Introduction to Financial Planning

Students can learn the skills to record financial data, check records and balance sheets.

Unit Two: ACCN2 - Financial and Management Accounting

From business entity concepts to ICT within accounting; Unit Two contains 7 modules that cover all aspects of financial and management accounting. Other elements include ratio analysis, business performance, preparing primary accounts and budgeting.

Unit Three: ACCN3 - Further Aspects of Financial Planning

Expanding on the skills taught in Unit One, this unit is comprised of 6 modules that delve into the world of partnership accounts, accounting standards, stock valuation and dealing with Limited Companies.

Unit Four: ACCN4 - Further Aspects of Management Accounting

Unit Four expands on the teachings of Unit Two to show students how to manufacture accounts; deal with marginal, absorption and activity based costing, and handle capital investment appraisal and standard costs.

With just a basic knowledge in English – both reading and writing – you can broaden your career opportunities and prepare yourself for a future career in accounting. Plus, with the full support of a tutor (for a whole 24 months) and our student portal; at a click of a button they can help you to navigate our 4 written examinations (1 after each module) and provide you with invaluable feedback.

Previous Knowledge

Basic English reading and writing skills are required, as full tutor support is given.

Assessment

Unit 1: ACCN1 Introduction to Financial Planning
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 2: ACCN2 Financial and Management Accounting
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 3: ACCN3 Further Aspects of Financial Accounting
Written examination: 2 hours

Unit 4: ACCN4 Further Aspects of Management Accounting
Written examination: 2 hours

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

  • Your course is delivered online
  • After enrolling, you will receive a username and password to access the On Campus area
  • The course materials and support will be provided by Oxford Learning College
  • You will receive feedback on your assignments from an experienced tutor
  • Our A Levels come with tutor support for 12 months.

Unit 1 - Introduction to Financial Planning
- Introduction to the world of accounting
- Double-entry procedures, as part of robust accounting systems
- Accuracy of accounting records
- Purpose and limitations of verification techniques
- The importance and rigour of maintaining accurate business and stakeholders’ records
- Presentation techniques used in the reporting of statements of accounts

Unit 2 - Financial and Management Accounting
- Reviewing financial statements
- Making complex adjustments and review financial structures
- Using evaluation as part of assessing financial strengths and weaknesses in a variety of businesses

Unit 3 - Further Aspects of: Financial Planning
- Importance of cash flow processes and international accounting practices
- Review the complex nature of: internal finance, shares, bank loan, overdrafts and mortgages

Unit 4 - Further Aspects of: Managing Accounting
- Explore the complex techniques of capital investments, cost concepts and social accounting factors
- Importance of, budget control
- Balance sheets, overhead costs, prime costs, profit and loss

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

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£599.00 or only £190.00 initial deposit

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