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Accounting & Finance - Level 1 Award

Course Overview

Online Accounting Course for Beginners

No successful business in the world exists without a bespoke and recurrent financial analysis. Hence, institutions all over the globe are frequently on the lookout for workers with excellent accounting skills. The Award in Accounting Course presents a formidable platform for candidates to acquire core skills needed to begin a fulfilling career in accounting.

This online accounting course for beginners introduces candidates to the nitty-gritty of accounting, its importance to individuals, organisations and its connectivity to the different spheres of life. In addition, it helps candidates get a grasp of the various financial analytic tools that will guide them in solving some nerve-racking financial problems.

Regardless of the schedule or experience of candidates, this basic accounting course online is designed with great flexibility to help them have an in-depth understanding of the subject matter. Besides, candidates will enjoy unrestricted access to study packs, excellent tutors, and can study at their convenience without fear of deadlines.

On completing the course, candidates will be able to utilise the skills, knowledge and experience garnered to join the prestigious and lucrative field of accounting. Candidates who wish to move on to advanced levels also have a strong foundation to build on.

Course Syllabus

The Award in Accounting and Finance consists of 2 units. They are:

 Unit 1: Introduction to Accounting

As a starter to the world of accounting, candidates are taken through its fundamentals, key concepts, and its relativity to other areas of human endeavour. Also, they are exposed to different regulatory bodies, their functions and how they can be properly utilised in solving financial crises.

Unit 2: Tools for Financial Analysis

In unit 2, candidates are taught the step-by-step procedure for analysing the financial statement of any enterprise. Also, they are exposed to how to use tools such as ratio analysis, trend analysis, vertical analysis, horizontal analysis, etc. to demystify the complexities that could be encountered in analysing any financial statement.

Career Path

Upon completing our endorsed accounting courses for beginners, candidates are poised to benefit from the incredible possibilities inherent in the industry. They can use their skills to secure entry-level roles as cashiers, accountants, finance and accounting intern, junior project accountant amongst others. The salary ranges from £20,000 to £50,000 or more, depending on candidates’ level of expertise.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Anyone desirous of a prestigious and promising career in Accounting
  • Existing accountants willing to broaden their horizon and enjoy a career raise
  • Business owners interested in learning contemporary accounting procedures
  • Graduates seeking a career in accounting and related fields
  • Anyone interested in an in-depth knowledge of finance

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards 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 ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Certification for Professional Development (CPD) 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 1 Award 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 Certification for Professional Development (CPD) to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa 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.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards 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, ABC Awards and Certa Awards 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 1 Award
Duration 60 Hours
Endorsement Body Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards


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