ACCA is one of the largest accountancy bodies globally, with almost half a million students worldwide. It prides itself on its flexibility of learning and career progression.

Is this course right for me?

Whether you are looking for a career in finance, accounting, business, or even want to start your own company, an ACCA qualification provides multiple pathways to success.

The Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting (Level 3) is aimed at those aspiring to work or already working within accounting administration in a small to large enterprise, in private practice, the corporate or public sectors. Alternatively those performing various roles in financial, cost or management accounting within an accounting department of a larger organisation, or in shared services.

On completion of the course you will be awarded an Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting (Level 3).

What qualifications or experience do I need to get onto the course?

To successfully study this course we would expect you to have at least 5 GCSEs grades 9-4 (A*-C), including Mathematics and English Language.

In addition you should have a basic knowledge of accountancy, business and finance, or have already taken the Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management (Level 2). If you do not hold this basic knowledge, then you should start with the introductory certificate instead.

There are no lower or upper age restrictions to complete this course and it is suitable for adults as well as school leavers.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Maintaining Financial Records
  • Managing Costs and Finance

These modules are designed to introduce you to the fundamental principles of accounting and give you techniques to maintain accounting records. You will also start to understand how to present cost information and prepare financial spreadsheets for internal management purposes

You will also need to complete the Foundations in Professionalism ethics module, unless already completed at Level 2, which helps you develop your understanding of what it means to act professionally and ethically in the workplace.

What skills will I gain?

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Prepare basic financial statements
  • Use double-entry accounting techniques
  • Prepare, process and present basic cost information
  • Measure financial performance using spreadsheets
  • Understand how to support decision-making in a variety of business contexts

Once you have gained these skills you will be able to progress from junior to intermediate accounting administration roles within an accounting department such as a bookkeeper or cost clerk.

How will I be assessed?

These modules are completed via on-demand computer-based exams. When you are ready for your exams you will be able to take them at college and receive your results immediately.

For the Foundations in Professionalism module, this is an online, interactive course which can be completed at any time between starting and finishing your Certificate.

What qualifications could I achieve?

ACCA offers a pathway to a number of qualifications. These can be gained as you improve your skills and experience:

  • Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (Level 4)
  • Oxford Brookes BSc Degree
  • Qualified Professional Accountant
  • University of London MSc in Professional Accountancy
  • Oxford Brookes Global MBA

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