This is a particularly worthwhile course for anyone needing to deal with accounts, be they personal, private accounts, business accounts or club accounts which just about includes everybody!
It aims to enable students to understand the principles and purposes of accounting, to develop a knowledge of accounting concepts, conventions, procedures and terminology; to develop an understanding of the aims and activities of business and non-trading organizations and to develop numeracy, literacy, communication, presentation and interpretation skills.
Above all, the course seeks to encourage attitudes of accuracy, orderliness and logical thought, essential in the presentation of accounts.
A highly useful "life skill" as well as a valuable vocational qualification , this course assumes no prior knowledge.
However, good number skills are important. Suitable for students 14+, the course involves some 150 hours study, culminating in Core or Higher level exams.