Accounting AS/A2 (Level 3)
Course ref. QW092
This course is designed to enable you to:
Study basic principles of bookkeeping (Financial Accounting) by processing transactions into the necessary books of Prime Entry and Control Accounts
Learning the basic principles of double entry bookkeeping
Understand the main elements of business decision making through the use and analysis of key financial information (Management Accounting) to include such things as: investment appraisal techniques, ratio analysis, performance review to aid decision making
Is it for me?
This course suits those who enjoy using numerical processes and also using a disciplined approach to consistently apply techniques correctly.
Please note the availability of the A2 Level programme depends on the numbers choosing to study this course – please contact the college for latest details.
Unit 1 Introduction to Financial Accounting (AS)
You will learn the principles of double entry and how to process different transactions, working from original documents and using appropriate books of prime entry, also learning to produce relevant income statements and adjustments.
Unit 2 Financial and Management Accounting (AS)
You will develop knowledge and understanding of Financial Accounting and appreciate the ways in which financial data can provide valuable information to measure and monitor business performance and for planning future business operations.
Unit 3 Further Aspects of Financial Accounting (A2)
Students will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of financial accounting by applying techniques relevant to Partnership and Published accounts.
Unit 4 Further Aspects of Management Accounting (A2)
Students will develop further ways that Management Accounting can contribute effectively to business decision making, in particular cost concepts, investment decisions and understanding sources of finance.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C with a minimum of C grade for Maths and C preferred for English.
Which courses go well with this?
Can be combined with Business, Economics, Law, ICT, Government and Politics, Mathematics as related subject but would also broaden scope for students studying Humanities or Science subjects.
Students may choose professional accounting route such as Apprenticeship in AAT (Association of Accounts Technicians) or Degree in Accounts, or Business related Degree in Project Management, Events Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Business Statistics.