Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
Accounting Systems and Controls
This mandatory unit aims to enable students to demonstrate their understanding of the role of the accounting function in an organisation and the importance of internal controls in minimising the risk of loss. Students will undertake an evaluation of an accounting system to identify weaknesses and assess the impact of those weaknesses on the operation of the organisation.
Students will then make recommendations to address the weaknesses, having regard for the costs and benefits, the sustainability and the impact of those recommendations on users of the accounting system. This unit enables students to consolidate and apply the knowledge and understanding that they have gained from the mandatory Professional level units of Financial Statements of Limited Companies, Management Accounting: Budgeting and Management Accounting: Decision and Control to the analysis of an accounting system.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the accounting function within an organisation
- Evaluate internal control systems
- Evaluate an organisation’s accounting system and underpinning procedures
- Analyse recommendations made to improve an organisation’s accounting system
To start this programme, you will need to have completed the following qualification: AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting
This course may also be appropriate for those are already working in finance who would like to continue to build their accounting skills and would like a formal recognition of their skills
Students must successfully complete three mandatory unit assessments (Budgeting, Decision and Control and Financial Statements of Limited Companies and one end of unit assessment where all four mandatory units will be assessed. In addition, students complete unit assessments for two optional units.
Learners are entitled to 1 free re-sit for the whole level and will have to pay for all re-sits after that. Re-sits are £50 for each re-sit (this is to cover the AAT exam fee and our administration costs).
You will learn in dedicated classrooms and study on a part time basis being taught by a highly experienced lecturers.
The Professional Diploma modules start in September, January/February each year.