Over 200 students joined our accounting courses this September, which is up a whopping 100% compared to last year. This phenomenally high demand for WLC’s courses has been spurred on by the acute need for skilled accountants of the future in organisations across all industries – from finance and construction to the public and voluntary sectors.
Eager to kick off their exciting careers in finance, 16-18 year old Accounting Academy students will achieve qualifications for work or further study. The Level 2 Accounting Academy offers English and Maths GCSEs to students who have not yet achieved grade 4 or higher, alongside tutorials and varied enrichment opportunities for all. Level 2 students are then able to progress to the Level 3 course.
Student Luis explained what appeals to him about accounting: “I like maths. I was good at maths at school and this helps me in my course at WLC. Accounting is an international skill and for the future I plan to travel everywhere and work there to support myself as an accountant.”
As to why he chose the Accounting Academy, Matteo said: “I am good with numbers but I also want to go and live with my family in the Philippines. Accounting will help me to move back and forth between there and the UK and to support myself financially.”
Describing the popularity of the Accounting Academy this year, teacher Derek Cleminshaw said: “Students are realising that an accounting qualification opens many doors to so many rewarding careers in finance without incurring the financial burden of huge student debt by going to university.”
AAT Level 2 qualifications provide a solid foundation in accounting principles and can lead to entering employment directly as an Accounts Assistant, Bookkeeper or Trainee Accountant.
As well as AAT Accounting Levels 2 and 3, West London College also offers AAT qualifications at Levels 1 and 4, with courses available for adults during the day and evening. Some further accounting courses will start in January and April 2024.