Diploma in Accounting Level 4



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What is the programme structure?

This programme is arranged in units, as below, and taught in a sequence where understanding can be built up on Management accounting issues, completion of Limited Company accounts, Taxation of individuals. Dependent upon the optional units chosen, further items such as Credit Management, Business Taxation, and Auditing will also be examined.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is aimed towards anyone employed or seeking employment in accounting. It is likely that the student will already have achieved the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (AAT)

How long does it take to complete?
This programme runs for 2 evenings per week over a period of 9 months (September to May inclusive).

What qualifications do I need?

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. If a degree was held with Accounting as a main element of the degree, that may also be considered)

What does it include?

Budgeting (Setting Sales and Production budgets in units, and converting these into Material and labour resource requirements) • Financial Performance (Reviewing the reasons for variances between budgeted and actual performance. Financial Performance indicators and ratio analysis) • Financial Statements- (Limited Company accounts including group accounts. Understanding of the International Accounting standards) Internal Control and Accounting Systems (Controls within business to safeguard against various control risks. Making recommendations to improve a business’s performance) Plus two from: • Credit Management and Control • Personal Tax (Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax for individuals) • Business Tax • External Auditing

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
There are none required

Will there be any extra costs involved?

The majority of students will be continuing from level 3 the renewal fee would be £80. Cost of manuals - £150.00 (approximately). Students are responsible for both of these payments. Neither of these costs is covered within the amount payable to the college.

How is the programme assessed?
Dependent upon the optional units chosen you will be assessed with four (five if Business Tax is chosen.) computer based formal assessments (assessed by the AAT), and computer based project (s) (College marked assessments, but verified by the AAT).

What award will I achieve?
Level 4 Diploma in Accounting (AAT)

Examining/Validating Body:
Association of Accounting Technicians.

What can I do next?

Continuing studies in accounting including: CIMA, CIPFA and ACCA.

Equal Opportunities:

Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith. The College supports the government initiative ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Youth Matters’ and all courses include elements which contribute to students achieving the five outcomes, namely, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being.

How do I get further information?

Contact the college on 01606 74444 alternatively visit the website www.midchesh.ac.uk or email info@midchesh.ac.uk For students aged 19 years and over at the start of the course please contact the college for further information on the course fee.

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