Course Details

  • Accounting is a crucial part of developing and managing a successful business, and so much more than just adding up numbers. If you want to find out why Warren Buffet, one of the world’s richest men, places so much importance on accounting at the beginning of any business valuation, then this is the A-Level course for you.

    You’ll begin with a focus on the key aspects of accounting principles and accounts preparation, to help you understand exactly how this subject impacts upon the success of a business. You’ll learn why accountants are so highly valued, and begin exploring the tools of the trade, including ledgers, subsidiary books, income statements and balance sheets.

    Throughout AS and A-Level, you’ll be developing your financial literacy and critical thinking skills, so you can interpret and analyse the financial strengths, weaknesses and performance of a business effectively. You’ll work to accountancy standards and learn about all different sources of finance, ensuring you have the skills to help businesses of all shapes and sizes achieve their aims and objectives.

  • You’ll need to have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including both English Language and Maths, to enrol on this course. A GCSE in Business Studies is also helpful, but it isn’t essential. Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSES in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers School Leaver Entry Requirements

  • This A-Level qualification is assessed on four different exam papers, two in your first year, and two in your second year. These are often based on a set of accounts data provided to you.

  • With this A-Level qualification, you’ll be able to apply for a range of related subjects and study for a university degree in Accountancy & Finance, Business Management, or even Accountancy & Law.

    From here, the accountancy industry offers a wealth of career opportunities, including retail and investment banking, work as an actuary, financial journalism and business consultancy. The path you follow is entirely up to you!

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  • A-Level courses like this one are completely free for anyone aged 16-18 and progressing from school.

    If you don’t fall into this category, there may be tuition fees to pay. But don’t worry, there is plenty of financial support available to help you afford college. We’ve put together all the different funding opportunities that you might be eligible for, ranging from grants and bursaries to dedicated loans for education.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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