A qualification in accounting will always be helpful – whether it's used professionally or personally. This course helps students to understand the responsibilities of the accountant and the impacts of their recommendations on the business and the wider environment.
Students will build knowledge and understanding of key concepts, principles and techniques that they can apply to real-life scenarios, developing the ability to solve problems logically, analyse data methodically, make reasoned choices and communicate effectively.
A logical approach to problem solving and an interest in business is important but many enterprising and key skills will be developed that are crucial to life in the 21st century.
The qualification has two key areas of study:
Financial accounting & Management accounting
For all Level 3 pathways five passes (9-4) or more at GCSE's are required including at least Grade 4 in Maths and / or English Language. Grade 6 in Maths is essential
This would obviously be a useful qualification for anyone thinking of doing accounting at university or as a job. It would also however be very useful in many business, commerce and financial areas. Accounting is a sign of a student's ability to understand difficult ideas and develop a capacity for methodological and critical thought, and is therefore useful in many different and varied areas.