Accounting involves producing accounting statements from scratch; from the initial invoice or receipt, all the way to calculation of profit and the value of the business. You will understand what the information means to the business, make judgements and give advice in order to improve their financial performance.
In the first year you will develop the foundations of double-entry book-keeping, through to the production of final accounts for a sole trader. Once you have developed a confidence with these key concepts, we then develop your knowledge and skills in the second year by looking at the accounts of Limited Companies, ratio analysis and cash flow forecasting
Accounting is one of the only courses you can study that has a direct route into employment. Some students have gone on to secure apprenticeships in local accountancy firms, whilst others are recruited by international firms offering a “School Leavers” programme leading to professional qualifications. Of course, you may want to go through the university route and this can provide you with some outstanding opportunities, as several of the global accounting practices (such as KPMG and Ernst & Young) now offer their own degree programme, in association with prestigious universities.
At least two Bs and three Cs at GCSE, including at least a grade B (6) in GCSE Maths.
Around 15% of our students go straight into accounting modern apprenticeships.
Download the Accounting subject leaflet below.