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Start date: 01/09/2019 - SGS Filton
End date: 31/07/2021
Duration: 2 years
Course length: 2 years
Qualifications: A Level
Code: 118026
Cost: N/A

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A Level Accounting

Full time course


Accounting is the language of business and being able to speak that language will benefit you, whether you choose to start your own business or to work for somebody else. Accounting complements other subjects, particularly, business, economics and law. 

What will I study?

A large aspect of the course is looking at financial accounting; therefore, the course enables students to develop their understanding of how different organisations develop and maintain their financial records, as well as measuring expenditure, profit and loss.

What do I need to join?

To join the full time A Level Programme you need at least 5 full GCSEs grades 9–5 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths.
In addition for A Level Accounting you need grade 9-6 in GCSE Maths.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I learn?

Most of what you will learn we will apply to practical exercises. Although accounting has some theory, much of it is about learning skills and techniques and then practising them, just like you have to do with anything you want to become good at. Additionally, guest speakers who work within the financial sector will present some practical applications of accounting as well as discussing the career opportunities beyond the course.

How will I know how I am doing?

Tutors work closely with students to ensure they reach their full potential. This A Level is assessed through examination.

Are there any extra costs?

You may be expected to purchase a text book.

What can I do next?

Accounting is the language of business and being able to speak that language will benefit you, whether you choose to start your own business or to work for somebody else. Accounting complements other subjects, particularly, Business, Economics, Law and ICT. Students can progress through a number of routes, such as university to study subjects such as Business and Finance, AAT Apprenticeships or even junior school-leaver opportunities in the finance industry.


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Dates & Costs

A Level Accounting

Start date: 01/09/2019
End date: 31/07/2021
Duration: 2 years
Course length: 2 years
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: A Level
Code: 118026
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Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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