Accounting is an exciting subject which will be relevant to many career paths you may decide to take. Accounting will help you to gain a deeper knowledge of how businesses are run and what factors affect them. It will give you an insight to current commercial trends and an appreciation of the demands of the UK business environment. You will cover a wide range of topics such as accounting, finance, people management and legal aspects of business accounts to name but a few.
In the first year, you will complete 3 units which are core topics exploring business activity and look at the resources necessary to achieve effective people, communication, finance and information flows.
Unit 1 - The Business Environment
Unit 2 - Business Resources
Unit 4 - Business Communication
In the second year, you will study a further 3 units:
Unit 3 - Introduction to Marketing
Unit 5 - Introduction to Accounting
Unit 7 - Management Accounting
You will produce a portfolio of coursework for each unit. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of activities including assignment and project work; case studies; role play and oral presentation. Your final grade will be a Pass, Merit or Distinction. There are no exams to be taken.
At least 4 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C, we also prefer that your Maths GCSE result is a minimum of a C/5.