Accounting

Good financial management is at the heart of every successful business, so demand for accounting and finance skills is consistently high across all sectors. Our practical, industry-focussed qualifications enable you to manage finances, budgets and cash flow effectively and play a key role in business growth. By completing your accountancy qualifications, you demonstrate a level of excellence and work-readiness sought after by employers.

Part time

Level 2 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping 

Start date: 11th September 2018
14th September 2018

Attendance: Part time

Duration: 10 weeks

Location: Teesdale

How much does the course cost?

£250*

When does the course run?

11th Sept 18        Tues          1pm – 4pm
14th Sept 18        Fri              10am – 1.30pm

 

*AAT registration fees may apply

AAT Award in Computerised Accounting Level 1

 

Attendance: Part time

Duration: 10 weeks

Start dates: 11th September 2018
17th January 2019

How much will the course cost?

£250*

When does the course run?

11th Sept 18        Tues         9am – 12pm
17th Jan 19          Wed         9am – 12pm

 

*AAT registration fee may apply

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

“Our qualification is based on real-world knowledge, supported by in-depth expertise.
Its value is so widely known that firms like Vodafone, the NHS, the Metropolitan Police and KPMG actively seek AAT qualified staff for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm.”

AAT website

What will I study?

There are five mandatory units at the introductory level:

  • Basic costing
  • Computerised accounting
  • Work effectively in accounting and finance
  • Processing bookkeeping transactions
  • Control accounts, journals and the banking system

How will I learn?

The main method of teaching is through lectures and workshops where accounting skills are developed and tested. The focus is on passing exams and therefore exam technique is emphasised.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

What are the progression/career opportunities?

AAT Intermediate

Accounts Administrator

Accounts Assistant

Accounts Payable Clerk

Bookkeeper

Payroll Administrator

Payroll Officer

Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk

Tax Assistant/Trainee

Trainee Accounts Technician

How much does the course cost?

£900*

What days and times does the course run?        

12th Sept 18         Wed         6pm – 9pm
14th Sept 18          Fri           9am – 12pm

How do I apply/enrol?

Apply online at www.stockton.ac.uk/apply-online.  Suitable candidates will be made an offer onto the programme before being contacted to enrol.

 

*AAT registration fee may apply

AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

“Our qualification is based on real-world knowledge, supported by in-depth expertise.
Its value is so widely known that firms like Vodafone, the NHS, the Metropolitan Police and KPMG actively seek AAT qualified staff for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm.” AAT website

What will I study?

  • Production of accounts from trial balance to profit and loss and balance sheet for sole traders and partnerships
  • Basic costing principles
  • Aspects of VAT
  • Synoptic assessment incorporating all the above and:
    • Use of spread sheets
    • Ethical principles for accountants

How will I learn?

The main method of teaching is through lectures and workshops where accounting skills are developed and tested. The focus is on passing exams and therefore exam technique is emphasised.

How will I be assessed?

Five external examinations (all computer based).

What are the entry requirements?

Completion of Level 1 and Level 2 IAB manual bookkeeping or equivalent (e.g. AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting).

What are the progression/career opportunities?

AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting

How much does the course cost?

The price is £2500*

How long does the course last?

34 weeks

What days and times does the course run?        

11th Sept 18        Tues & Thurs        6pm – 9pm
13th Sept 18        Thurs                    9am – 3pm

How do I apply/enrol?

If you have successfully completed Level 1 and 2 IAB manual bookkeeping or AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, enrol at Information and Guidance before the course start date.

For further details please contact 01642 865566.

 

Level 3 individual units of this course can be studied separately at £428* each. Please see below.

AAT Accounts Preparation, AAT Financial Accounts, AAT Spreadsheets, AAT Professional Ethics, AAT Costs and Revenues, AAT Indirect Taxation.

More details on dates/times available on request.

 

*AAT registration fee may apply

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

The AAT accounting qualification gives you the skills to work in a wide range of accounting and finance positions. The course is open to anyone who has completed the AAT Advanced Diploma or equivalent qualification.

Factfile:

Attendance: Part-time

Duration: 34 weeks

Starting date: 11th September 2018
12th September 2018

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

The programme consists of the following six modules:

  • Management Accounting Budgeting
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Management Accounting Decision making and Control
  • Synoptic Assessment
  • Credit Management
  • Cash and Treasury Management

How will I learn?

The main method of teaching is through lectures and workshops where accounting skills are developed and tested. The focus is on passing exams and therefore exam technique is emphasised.

How am I assessed?

Six external on-line assessments

What’s next?

Full completion of AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting would enable you to progress on to ACCA.

You need:

AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting or equivalent

What else do I need to know?
Please apply online at www.stockton.ac.uk/apply-online.  Suitable candidates will be offered a place onto the programme and will be contacted to enrol.

How much does the course cost?

£2500*

When does the course run?

11th Sept 18        Tues & Thurs         6pm – 9pm
12th Sept 18        Wed                      9am – 4pm

 

Level 4 individual units of this course can be studies separately at £643* each. Please see below.

AAT Analysing Financial Performance, AAT Financial Statements, AAT Cash Management, AAT Credit Control, AAT Budgeting, AAT Synoptic Assessment, AAT Credit Management.

More details on dates/times available on request.

 

*AAT registration fee may apply

Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to get into the world of work and earn real money whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications.

If you are a school leaver, currently unemployed or looking to start a new career, Stockton Riverside College can help you to find the right Apprenticeship and employer for you.

Accounting Apprenticeships

Both of these level 2 and level 3 accounting apprenticeships will provide you with the skills needed for an accounting career in all areas of finance. You will work in support roles in accountancy firms or in accounts or finance departments in industry, commerce or the public sector.

Main Duties:

As a level 2 apprentice, your duties may include:
• Balancing accounts
• Processing invoices and payments
• Completing VAT returns
• Helping to prepare financial statements and reports
• Handling banking and petty cash

As a level 3 apprentice, your duties may include:
• Advanced Bookkeeping
• Final Accounts Preparation
• Management Accounting: Costing
• Indirect Tax

You need:

Apprenticeships require a good level of English, maths and/or ICT. Our initial assessment and your GCSE results will help inform us of your ability and what support we can offer to get you to the level required.

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

You must be:

  • at least 16
  • a UK resident
  • in employment. We can help with this

To undertake a level 3 apprenticeship, you need a level 2 qualification or to have experience in a relevant field.

Assessment:

Level 2:

You will be allocated a course tutor/assessor to provide guided learning and support with assignments. You will be observed in the workplace by your allocated assessor.

Level 3:

The way that apprenticeships are delivered is changing. Some apprenticeships now include an end-point assessment which includes:
• A multiple choice short answer test
• An observation of practice which is undertaken in the workplace
• A learning journal to reflect on the last 3 months of your apprenticeship
• A presentation

You will be supported throughout this process by your assessor.

Duration:

Level 2: 12 months

Level 3:  typically 18 months

Level 4 Diploma in Accountancy

Developing prospective accountants through Work Based Learning is becoming a more favoured route into an industry dominated by graduates. Employers will be able to up-skill finance professionals in a working environment using methods and skills not found in a classroom.

Entry Requirements: To complete this level 4 accounting apprenticeship, apprentices need to have completed the level 3 accounting apprenticeship.

Job Role Types: Accounts Manager, Accounting Technician, Finance Officer.

Duties Could Include:
• Financial statements of limited companies
• Management accounting: budgeting
• Management accounting: decision and control
• Accounting systems and controls
• Cash management
• Credit control
• Professional synoptic assessment

Assessment:

The way that apprenticeships are delivered is changing. Some apprenticeships now include an end-point assessment which includes:
• A multiple choice short answer test
• An observation of practice which is undertaken in the workplace
• A learning journal to reflect on the last 3 months of your apprenticeship
• A presentation

You will be supported throughout the process by your assessor.

Duration:

Typically 18 months.

Cost
The fee of this apprenticeship is subject to the employer status. For more information please contact a member of the Business Development Unit on 01642 865 577 or via business@stockton.ac.uk

Next Steps
For further advice and guidance on how to take up this fantastic new opportunity
to up-skill your staff, please contact Emma Booth on 01642 865 576
or email: emma.booth@stockton.ac.uk

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AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting 

The AAT accounting qualification gives you the skills to work in a wide range of accounting and finance positions. The course is open to anyone who has completed the AAT Advanced Diploma qualification or equivalent.


Factfile:

Attendance: Part-Time

Start date: September 2019

Duration: 34 Weeks

Location: Teesdale


What will you do?

The programme consists of the following six modules:

  • Management Accounting Budgeting
  • Management Accounting Decision Making and Control
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Synoptic Assessment
  • Cash and Treasury Management
  • Credit Management

How will I learn?

The main method of teaching is through lectures and workshops where accounting skills are developed and tested. The focus is on passing exams and therefore exam technique is emphasised.


How am I assessed?

Six nationally-set computer-based examinations


Entry requirements:

AAT Advanced Diploma qualification or equivalent. You are also required to register with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).


Progression:

Full completion of AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting would enable you to progress on to ACCA.


How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply


3 reasons to join us:

  • High success rates
  • Highly experienced course tutors
  • Excellent study support systems

ACCA Stage 2 Level 5 

ACCA is the global body for professional accountants. This course is designed to offer business relevant, first choice qualifications to students of application, ability and ambition who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.


Factfile:

Attendance: Part Time

Start date: September 2019

Duration: One year

Location: Teesdale


What will you do?

The programme consists of the following six modules:

  • Performance Management
  • Taxation
  • Audit
  • Law
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting

This qualification may be studied flexibly by undertaking individual modules and completing the full qualification over a period of time.


How will I learn?

The main method of teaching is through lectures and workshops where accounting skills are developed and tested. The focus is on passing exams and therefore exam technique is emphasised.


How am I assessed?

Through nationally-set examinations.


Entry requirements:
The course is open to anyone who has completed the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting qualification or anyone holding a relevant degree or other qualification. Other exemptions may be available subject to ACCA agreement.


Progression:

Successful completion can lead to a BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting (ACCA in conjunction with Oxford Brookes University).


How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply