West College london

Country: England

Location: Hammersmith

Accounting & Bookkeeping

About the Course

Accounting & Bookkeeping may be the right course for you if you are looking for a career in finance. Roles in finance are applicable in all industries in the world which opens up many career routes for you.

This course is provided by West London College and the qualifications are accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). AAT courses can be studied at Hammersmith, Ealing and Southall campus college sites.

Courses

List of ‘Access to Higher Education’ courses are listed below. Click on the course to navigate quickly to course of interest:

  1. AAT ACADEMY – LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA
  2. AAT ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING
  3. AAT FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING
  4. AAT L1 ACCESS AWARD IN ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE
  5. AAT L1 ACCESS AWARD IN BUSINESS SKILLS
  6. AAT L1 AWARD IN BOOKKEEPING
  7. AAT LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING (AAT ACADEMY)
  8. AAT LEVEL 2 COMBINED FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN BOOKKEEPING
  9. AAT LEVEL 2 FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING
  10. AAT PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING (MODULAR) – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF LIMITED COMPANIES
  11. AAT PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING (MODULAR) – MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING: BUDGETING
  12. AAT PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING (MODULAR) – MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING: DECISION AND CONTROL

AAT ACADEMY - LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA

Being a part of Ealing Accounting Academy will develop your knowledge and skills in a range of accounting related areas. This programme will be designed to support your desired destination, whether that is to work in the accountancy field, or progress to higher education and/or chartered accountancy. You will have the chance to master more complex financial processes, including final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, reports and returns and professional ethics.

Course Info

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Location
Qualification Level
Fees (16-18)
Fees (19+)

07/09/20
09/07/21
>29 weeks
Ealing
Level 3
Free
£ 2570.00

Requirements

Minimum 5 GCSEs grade A*-C or 4 and above including Maths and English

Assessment Method

All of the units within the qualification are mandatory apart from Indirect Tax and all assessments are completed by undertaking online examinations

Units

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Work Effectively in Finance
  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Ethics for Accountants
  • Spreadsheets for Accounting

Progression Opportunities

  • AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting
  • Higher Education in Accounting
  • Employment in accounting and finance

AAT ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING

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Course Info

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Location
Qualification Level
Fees (16-18)
Fees (19+)

07/09/20 , 04/01/21
02/07/21 , 17/12/21
>36 weeks
Hammersmith
Level 3
N/A
£ 2570.00

Requirements

You will have to have at least completed one of the following:

  • AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting
  • AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting
  • Business AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

Assessment Method

All of the units within the qualification are mandatory. Four units are assessed individually with end-of-unit assessments. There is also a final assessment towards the end of the qualification.

Units

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Ethics for Accountants
  • Spreadsheets for Accounting

Progression Opportunities

  • Accounts assistant
  • Accounts payable and expenses supervisor
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Assistant accountant
  • Audit trainee
  • Corporate recovery analyst
  • Credit controller
  • Finance assistant

Successful completion of this qualification can lead to study Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting or to higher education

AAT FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING

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Course Info

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Location
Qualification Level
Fees (16-18)
Fees (19+)

07/09/20 , 05/01/21
 09/07/21 , 17/12/21
>36 weeks
Ealing or Southall
Level 2
N/A
£ 635.00

Requirements

Minimum Entry Level 3 Maths and English

Assessment Method

All of the units within the qualification are mandatory. Four units are assessed individually with end-of-unit assessments. There is also a final assessment towards the end of the qualification.

Units

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Work Effectively in Finance

Progression Opportunities

  • Accounts administrator
  • Accounts assistant
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Purchase/sales ledger clerk
  • Trainee accounting technician
  • Trainee finance assistant

Successful completion of this qualification, your progression will normally be to the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

AAT L1 ACCESS AWARD IN ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE

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Course Info

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Location
Qualification Level
Fees (16-18)
Fees (19+)

20/04/21
02/07/21
>3 weeks
Ealing or Southall
Level 1
N/A
£ 150.00

Requirements

Minimum requirement of having literacy and numeracy skills at level 1.

Assessment Method

One end-of-qualification computer-based assessment.

Units

  • Understand the benefits and risks of using accounting software
  • Set up accounts
  • Record bank and cash transactions
  • Produce reports using accounting software

Progression Opportunities

  • Partial / Full AAT Qualification 
  • AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

AAT L1 ACCESS AWARD IN BUSINESS SKILLS

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Course Info

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Location
Qualification Level
Fees (16-18)
Fees (19+)

14/09/20
 11/12/20
>10 weeks
Ealing or Southall
Level 1
N/A
£ 225.00

Requirements

Minimum requirement of having literacy and numeracy skills at level 3.

Assessment Method

One end-of-qualification computer-based assessment.

Units

  • Preparing for Work
  • Using Numbers in Business
  • Sales and Purchases in Business

Progression Opportunities

  • AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping
  • AAT Level 1 Award in Accounting Software
  • AAT Level 2 Award in Bookkeeping
  • AAT Level 2 Award in Accounting Software
  • AAT Level 3 Award in Bookkeeping
  • AAT Level 3 Award in Accounting Software
  • Partial / Full AAT Qualification 
  • Employment in accounting and finance

AAT L1 AWARD IN BOOKKEEPING

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Course Info

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Location
Qualification Level
Fees (16-18)
Fees (19+)

04/01/21 or 12/01/21
31/03/21 or 22/03/21
>10 weeks
Ealing or Southall
Level 1
N/A
£ 150.00

Requirements

Minimum requirement of having literacy and numeracy skills at level 2.

Assessment Method

One end-of-qualification computer-based assessment.

Units

  • Understand the role of the bookkeeper
  • Understand financial transactions
  • Process customer and supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments

Progression Opportunities

  • AAT Level 2 Award in Accounting
  • AAT Level 3 Award in Accounting
  • AAT Level 4 Award in Accounting
  • Partial / Full AAT Qualification

AAT LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING (AAT ACADEMY)

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Course Info

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Location
Qualification Level
Fees (16-18)
Fees (19+)

07/09/20
 09/07/21
>10 weeks
Ealing
Level 2
Free
£ 635.00

Requirements

Minimum 4 GCSEs grade C or 4 and above including Maths and English.

Assessment Method

All of the units within the qualification are mandatory. Four units are assessed individually with end-of-unit assessments. There is also a final assessment towards the end of the qualification.

Units

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Work Effectively in Finance

Progression Opportunities

  • Accounts administrator
  • Accounts assistant
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Purchase/sales ledger clerk
  • Trainee accounting technician
  • Trainee finance assistant

AAT LEVEL 2 COMBINED FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN BOOKKEEPING

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Course Info

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Location
Qualification Level
Fees (16-18)
Fees (19+)

06/01/21
 02/06/21
>20 weeks
Ealing
Level 2
N/A
N/A

Requirements

Minimum requirement of having literacy and numeracy skills at level 3.

Assessment Method

All of the units within the qualification are mandatory. Final assessments are completed by undertaking online examinations.

Units

  • Bookkeeping Transactions (BTRN): This unit introduces you to double entry bookkeeping, the different types of accounts and records a business keeps and how to enter transactions into the accounts.
  • Bookkeeping Controls (BKCL): This unit follows on nicely from Bookkeeping Transactions. You will learn how to identify errors in the accounts and make corrections. You will also learn about the banking system and how to create a full set of accounts up to trial balance.
  • Elements of Costing (UACS): For this unit you will be required to use your knowledge of bookkeeping and double entry to enter a company’s data into a computerised system.

Progression Opportunities

  • Accounts administrator
  • Accounts assistant
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Purchase/sales ledger clerk
  • Trainee accounting technician
  • Trainee finance assistant

AAT LEVEL 2 FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING

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Course Info

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Location
Qualification Level
Fees (16-18)
Fees (19+)

09/11/20
09/07/21
>36 weeks
Ealing
Level 2
N/A
£ 635.00

Requirements

Minimum 5 GCSEs grade A*-C or 4 and above including Maths and English

Assessment Method

All of the units within the qualification are mandatory. Four units are assessed individually with end-of-unit assessments. There is also a final assessment towards the end of the qualification.

Units

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Work Effectively in Finance

Progression Opportunities

  • Accounts administrator
  • Accounts assistant
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Purchase/sales ledger clerk
  • Trainee accounting technician
  • Trainee finance assistant

AAT PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING (MODULAR) - FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF LIMITED COMPANIES

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Course Info

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Location
Qualification Level
Fees (16-18)
Fees (19+)

07/09/20
 23/10/20
>3 weeks
Ealing
Level 4
N/A
£ 450.00

Requirements

Completion of: AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Assessment Method

 Three of the units within the qualification are mandatory. Final assessment are completed by undertaking an additional end of unit assessment of all three mandatory units and two optional units.

Units

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the reporting frameworks and ethical principles that underpin financial reporting
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key features of a published set of financial statements
  • Draft statutory financial statements for a limited company
  • Draft consolidated financial statements
  • Interpret financial statements using ratio analysis

Progression Opportunities

AAT PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING (MODULAR) - MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING: BUDGETING

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Course Info

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Location
Qualification Level
Fees (16-18)
Fees (19+)

20/09/21
22/10/21
>3 weeks
Ealing
Level 4
N/A
£ 450.00

Requirements

Completion of: AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Assessment Method

 Three of the units within the qualification are mandatory. Final assessment are completed by undertaking an additional end of unit assessment of all three mandatory units and two optional units.

Units

  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Accounting Systems and Controls

Optional Units:

  • Business Tax
  • Credit Management

Progression Opportunities

  • Go on to Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Go on to chartered institute of management accountants (CIMA)
  • Other chartered accounting qualifications

AAT PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING (MODULAR) - MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING: DECISION AND CONTROL

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Course Info

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Location
Qualification Level
Fees (16-18)
Fees (19+)

02/11/20
22/01/21
>12 weeks
Ealing
Level 4
N/A
£ 650.00

Requirements

Minimum 4 GCSEs grade C or 4 and above including Maths and English.

Assessment Method

 Three of the units within the qualification are mandatory. Final assessment are completed by undertaking an additional end of unit assessment of all three mandatory units and two optional units.

Units

  • Analyse a range of costing techniques to support the management accounting function of an organisation
  • Calculate and use standard costing to improve performance
  • Demonstrate a range of statistical techniques to analyse business information
  • Use appropriate financial and non-financial performance techniques to aid decision making
  • Evaluate a range of cost management techniques to enhance value and aid decision making

Progression Opportunities

  • Go on to Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Go on to chartered institute of management accountants (CIMA)
  • Other chartered accounting qualifications
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