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Accounting & Finance - Course Level 2

Course Overview

Basic Accounting Course

From the era when the Mesopotamians took records of goods using small clay objects to the present age of industrialisation, accounting is undoubtedly one of man’s important practices. In today’s business world of dynamic financial transactions, impeccable accounting services are needed more than ever before.

Our exclusive Level 2 Basic Accounting Course, over the course of four carefully chosen modules, introduces candidates to the core basics of accounting, with which they can confidently perform its crucial aspects. This endorsed online accounting certificate course begins with an overview of the concept of accounting and moves on to key financial reports. It then sheds light on the various analytic tools of finance before ending with an explicit investigation of budgeting and practical money skills.

The flexibility of our online accounting certificate courses makes them uniquely accessible. To begin with, candidates require no pre-existing qualification to enrol in the course. The course is also online-based, hence, can be taken from anywhere in the world. Also, the course comes with the full support of a personal tutor to provide guidance throughout the entire duration of the course.

Course Syllabus

This course consists of the following four units.

Unit 1: An Overview of Accounting

The first unit takes an in-depth look into the history of accounting and its evolution, the various aspects of accounting, the key players in the accounting sector, their roles and the importance of excellent accounting services in an organisation.

Unit 2: Key Financial Reports

Module 2 focuses on explaining the key financial documents used in recording cash flow and cash generated. These critical reports include the cash flow statement, the balance sheet, and the income statement.

Unit 3: Tools for Financial Analysis

The course shifts its focus to another core topic which reveals and explains the various tools used in making accurate financial analysis. At the end of this unit, candidates are able to utilise graphs, charts, financial reports, ratio analysis, vertical analysis etc., to make crucial decisions.

Unit 4: Budgeting - Practical Money Skills

The course concludes with an explanation of the concept of budgeting. Course contents cover the various types of budgeting, where and how they are applied, the budgeting processes as well as the importance of budgeting.

Career Path

This course presents candidates with the opportunity to take up entry to mid-level roles in accounting. Positions candidates may find include junior project accountants, accounts clerk, cashiers, accounting assistants and various others. The annual average salary for candidates in this range is around £30,000.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Newcomers looking to take up entry-level accounting roles
  • Business owners keen to understand the rudiments of accounting to make bookkeeping more efficient
  • Graduates interesting in changing career to accounting
  • Existing accounting personnel eager to acquire modern skills to improve their services, and hence, gain promotion
  • Anyone interested in boosting  their career prospect

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

The course has been endorsed under the Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Brentwood open learning college has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood open learning college to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK. 



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Level Level 2
Duration 125 Hours
Endorsement Body Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme


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