Intro to the course:
Part-qualified and newly qualified accountants are Scotland's most sought-after employees, according to research from Hays in 2020. The average salary for an accountant in Scotland is £37,500.
This course is the foundation for progressing onto the HNC Accounting or into an entry-level position in accounting and finance. Many of our students progress from this course through HNC, HND and Degree Level course.
The course also enables progression to a Modern Apprenticeship in Accounting, linking with industry to ensure relevant industry experience. This could then lead to opportunities to undertake a graduate apprenticeship programme.
Students that study the course will secure professional body qualifications with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) enabling them to progress to more advanced professional qualifications highly sought after by employers.
The course will include the following components:
- National Progression Award in Accountancy - financial accounting, management accounting, analysing accounting information, recording transactions in a ledger, professional ethics for accountants
- AAT Certificate in Accounting at Level 2 - introduction to bookkeeping, principles of bookkeeping controls, principles of costing, the business environment
- AAT Award in Bookkeeping at Level 1 - bookkeeping fundamentals (including Sage Accounting)
- AAT Award in Business Skills at Level 1 - working in the business environment, using numbers in business/accounting