Accounting & Finance

Faculty of Accounting & Finance

Attendance Options: Full Time, Part Time, Full Time

 

What will I study?

Level 1 Accounting AAT. Duration: One Year

At Level 1 you will be introduced to Bookkeeping, Computerised Accounts and Payroll. You will also have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learnt on work experience.

Level 2 Accounting AAT. Duration: One Year

At Level 2 you will be introduced to Bookkeeping, Costing and Accounting Software. You will also have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learnt on work experience.

Level 3 Accounting AAT. Duration: One Year

At Level 3 you will study Advanced Bookkeeping, Management Accounting and Tax. You will also have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learnt on work experience, and be involved in employer-led workshops and visits to large accounting organisations, such as KPMG.

Our work experience employers include PVG Financial Services, Hilton Jones, Community Accounts Department, Co-op Insurance and Hunter Financial.

Part-time courses (evening):

Level 2 Accounting AAT. Duration: One Year.

Level 3 Accounting AAT. Duration: One Year.

Level 4 Accounting AAT. Duration: One Year.


How will I be assessed?

All AAT units are assessed by external exams.

How will I be assessed (Apprenticeship)?

Level 2 - This qualification is delivered on and off the job; day release is one day per week. Industry specialists with recent knowledge and awareness of current accounting practices deliver the qualification, and prepare/assess the apprentice for their assessments. Tested via four separate exams and an end test, as well as a Functional skills English and maths exam.

Level 3 - This qualification is delivered on and off the job; day release is one day per week. Personalised milestone planners detail course content for all aspects of the apprenticeship. Industry specialists with recent knowledge and awareness of current practices work closely with employers and apprentices to develop and prepare the apprentice for end point assessment. Tested via five separate exams and an end test. There is also a portfolio of work to be created and a reflective discussion which is externally assessed and moderated.

Level 4 - This qualification is delivered both on and off the job; day release is one day per week. Industry specialists with recent up to date knowledge and awareness of current accounting practices work closely with employers and apprentices, to develop and prepare the apprentice for end point assessment (EPA). Apprentices will develop a wide range of skills, which will help them to progress in their chosen career path. Tested via five separate exams and an end test. There is also a portfolio of work to be created, and a role simulation which is externally assessed and moderated.

What will this lead to?

Level 1 - Level 2 AAT, or Level 2 in Business Enterprise/Business Admin.

Level 2 - Level 3 AAT or Level 3 in Business, an apprenticeship in Accounting or Business Admin, or employment.

Level 3 - university to study Accounting, or continue to study the Level 3 Diploma in Business with a view to studying Business Management with pathways in HR, Marketing and Accounting. Also opportunity for an advanced apprenticeship and employment.

Job opportunities are found in the varied financial services sector.

What will this lead to (Apprenticeship)?

At Level 2, apprentices will gain a range of skills to help them build a career path and naturally progress to a Level 3 course. Completion of Level 2 can lead to employed positions such as:

At Level 3, on completion of the course there is an option to progress to a higher Level 4 Professional Accounting/Tax Technician apprenticeship. It can also lead to employed positions such as:
Completion of a Level 4 apprenticeship can lead to employed positions such as:

Entry requirements

Entry Level Courses : 
Skills for Life & Work 
No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.  
These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND). 

Skills & Employability  
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3  

Full Time GCSE Re-sit Study Course
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & Maths assessment. 

Full Time Level 1 Course 
English & Maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & Maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3. 

Full Time Level 2 Course 
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both English and Maths. 
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.  

Full time Level 3 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including English and Maths) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both English and Maths

T Level 
Minimum of 5 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 5 or above. 
T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 5 in a GCSE Science subject.

 

How to apply

You can apply for all our courses by choosing the Apply Now button, which appears once you have chosen the area you are interested in.

You can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies or register your interest in an Apprenticeship sector as follows -

To register your interest - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/

To apply for a vacancy - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/

 

 

 


Cost

Full Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

Part Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.

Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

What happens next?

It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.

Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.