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- Make your own study schedule and take advantage of online tutoring hours
- Obtain a certified diploma once you finish the course.
Suitable for: SUITABLE FOR: This course is suitable for all students over the age of 17. Students can study on this course no matter where you are in the World. The course is made up of various units and each build up your knowledge base of the subject. Courses are all delivered in English.
Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma in Accounting will provide students with an in depth knowledge of the topic area. Accountancy is the art of communicating financial information about a business entity to users such as shareholders and managers. The communication is generally in the form of financial statements that show in money terms the economic resources under the control of management. Ten carefully created modules will take students from the basic fundamentals underlying the subject of accounting to the various concepts that are used by accountants to keep records of capital expenditure for an organisation.
The modules have been organised to provide students with what has been considered the appropriate sequence to progressively develop a sound knowledge in accounting. At the end of each module there is exam preparation to complete to help best prepare the student for the final examination.
The modules are of different length and difficulty. Some of them have references to carefully selected websites to provide you with further practice, summaries and examples of topics covered in the lesson.
Students will learn the concepts of record-keeping and the purposes, techniques, consequences of effective financial accounting, businesses profitability, performance, costing and budgeting.
Such financial information is primarily used by managers, lenders, investors, tax authorities, regulators, and other decision makers to make resource allocation decisions between and within companies, organizations, and public agencies. It involves the process of recording, verifying, and reporting of the value of assets, liabilities, income, and expenses in the books of account to which debit and credit entries are chronologically posted to record changes in value.
Accounting helps businesses in the measuring, monitoring and planning of their operations. People skilled in accounting should be able to tell whether or not the business is performing well financially, the strengths and weaknesses of the business and to communicate their results to the owners of the business. Accounting is about recording, classifying and summarising data. A certain grade of judgement and good analysis and accounting techniques are very important.
The course consists of the following ten modules:
- Module One - Purposes of Accounting and Records
- Module Two - Verification of Records - Accounts and Balance Sheets
- Module Three - Types of Business Organisations, Accounting Concepts and Further Aspects
- Module Four - Internal Final Accounts of Limited Companies, Ratio Analysis and the Assessment of Business Performance
- Module Five - Introduction to Budgeting and Budget Control - ICT in Accounting
- Module Six - Stock Valuation, Incomplete Records and Sources of Finance
- Module Seven - Accounting Standards, Published Accounts and Partnership Accounts
- Module Eight - Manufacturing Accounts
- Module Nine - Costing
- Module Ten - Capital Investment Appraisal, Budgeting, Further Considerations and Social Accounting
You can also contact your tutor if you feel you need more practice in any of the topics covered in this course.
This course is self-contained so you will not need to use any extra textbooks. However, you may find useful to read other books on this subject. The following books have been recommended:
- Business Accounting 1- Frank Wood & Alan Sangster, FT Prentice Hall.
- Business Accounting 2- Frank Wood & Alan Sangster, FT Prentice Hall.
- Business Accounts- David Cox, Osborne books