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Certificate in Accounting and Finance QLS Level 3

Course Overview

Accounting Certificate Program

This Level 3 accounting certificate program dissects crucial areas in the field of accounting. With organisations beginning to understand the vital roles accountants play in their financial health, accountants are widely sought-after professionals. Our exclusive accounting certificate programs present candidates with the opportunity to acquire modern-day accounting skills and techniques with which they can excel in the highly rewarding and exciting field of accounting, and indeed, in any organisation.

CPD’s Level three course in Accounting and Finance has been designed to clearly elucidate the theories and the concepts of accounting. Hence, anyone – with or without a background in accounting – can easily assimilate the course materials and the concepts. Moreover, the course comes with full tutor support, providing candidates with full guidance and support throughout their studentship. Interestingly, candidates can take our accounting certificate programs online from anywhere in the world, thus eliminating the need to be physically present while also giving candidates the freedom to study and submit assignments at a time of their choice.

The Certificate in Accounting and Finance consists of six interesting course contents beginning with a broad introduction of what accounting entails and an explanation of the roles of accountants. Candidates are taken deeper by learning how to create a balance sheet and also a profit and loss account. The course takes an interesting turn when it focuses cash flow statements and finally comes to an end with one of the core areas of accounting Budgeting.

Ultimately, candidates are instilled with the knowledge, skills, techniques and confidence required to take charge of the finances of any organisation they find themselves in, while fulfilling their dreams.

Course Syllabus

The certificate in Accounting and Finance consists of six units. They are:

Unit 1: An Overview of Accounting

The first unit of the course introduces candidates to the world of accounting and finance. The unit discusses the concept of modern accounting and the role it play in organisations and the society at large. The benefits of accounting, as well as its limitations, are also explained.

Unit 2: What does an Accountant do?

It’s the 21st century and accountants are more deeply involved in the decision-making process of organisations. Unit 2 delves deeply into the different categories of accountants that have recently evolved and their roles. The unit further explains the importance of each of these roles.

Unit 3: How to Create a Balance Sheet

The third unit of the accounting and finance course proceeds to dissect the concept of the balance sheet and how to create one. Every vital detail candidates need to know to accurately create and analyse a balance sheet is explained in great detail.

Unit 4: How to Prepare Profit and Loss Account

Recording the expenses, costs and revenue of any organisation, the profit and loss account is a must-know for an accountant. The fourth unit lifts the veil on the concept of profit and loss account, covering a number of details not limited to the components of the P&L account and maintaining accuracy while creating a P&L account

Unit 5: Cash Flow Statements

In unit 5, the course content moves on to shed light on another financial statement – the cash flow statement. Under this topic, candidates understand the concepts and components of the cash flow statement, working capital requirement and fund sourcing.  The differences and similarities between the cash flow statement, Profit and Loss account and the balance is also explained.

Unit 6: Budgeting - Practical Money Skills

The course concludes by elucidating the concept of budgeting and specifically, practical money skills. Candidates are exposed to the definitions of budgeting and its various types. In addition, the course explains the processes of budgeting as well as its essence in financial management. 

Career Path

On completing the course, candidates will be able to apply their skills, techniques and knowledge to any financial situation and may find work as accountants, financial advisors and financial consultants. Candidates can also choose to set up an accountancy firm. The average annual salary for those in this field is around £40,000.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Candidates interesting in a career in the field of  accounting
  • Accountants looking to sharpen their accounting knowledge, skills and techniques
  • Business owners who want to run their business more efficiently with sound financial management
  • Graduates who are keen to gain more skills in a bid to improve their CV
  • Working accountants who wish to climb up the workplace ladder
  • Anyone interested in learning the rudiments of accounting

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

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Course at QLS Level 3
Duration 200 Hours
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