Award in Accounting

Delivery methods

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Online and Classroom learning.


In the classroom the course will take 2 weeks to complete including taking the exam.  This is based on 2 days attendance per week.  Classes start at 10am each day and finish at 4pm with 30 minutes for lunch.  Studying this qualification online will take approximately 18 hours and most learners will complete within 2 weeks.

About the course

The Award in Accounting is an accredited course and is ideal if you are interested in working in an office/ finance environment or just want a better understanding of finance and accounting for self-employment purposes and would make a great addition to your CV.

The course is suitable for all learners new to accountancy or those wishing to refresh their skills and is aimed at people looking to return to work, change careers or have been in an accounting role but without any formal qualifications.

The course will help you develop essential business and finance skills such as using numbers in business, creating business documents, understanding banking procedures, methods of communicating financial information and identifying different roles and responsibilities when working in an accounting/ finance office environment.

What will I be able to do after completing the course?

Progression to Level 1 Access Award in Bookkeeping and Level 1 Access Award in Computerised Accounts (SAGE).

How will I be assessed?

An exam lasting a maximum of 75-minutes which is based on multiple choice questions.

Entry requirements?

You must be qualified at Entry Level 3 or above in English and maths.


For learners aged 16-18 there is no charge for the course.

For learners who are unemployed, are actively seeking work and are claiming a benefit, there is no charge for this course.

For learners who are employed and earning less than £17,004.00, there is no charge for the course.