Business and Accounting Level 3 at Sheffield College
Year one is specifically designed to give you the skills and knowledge required by any business professional,
The second year then builds on this and provides a specialist pathway towards a career in Accounting.
Carefully selected and planned units will develop your understanding of business, effective decision making, management and global perspectives; before moving into your specialism of Accounting and building expertise in this field.
Over the two-year programme, you will complete 12 units:
- Exploring Business
- Business Decision Making
- Principles of Management
- International Business
- Employment Law
- Managing an Event
- Developing a Marketing Campaign
- Personal and Business Finance
- Recording Financial transactions
- Final accounts for PLCs
- Financial Statements for Specific Businesses
- Cost and Management Accounting
A range of learning methods are used including practical assignments, discussions, presentations and the use of computer-based virtual learning environments. Through this you will develop a wide range of skills including, presentation skills, critical analysis, IT skills, team working and leadership skills. You will also work on several live projects enabling you to apply what you learn in the classroom to real businesses.
Course enrichment activities include: Visits to local and national organisations, live projects for real businesses and an opportunity to go to a business conference abroad (Business Live at EuroDisney)
You will learn from experienced, specialised and enthusiastic teachers with a range of academic and business work backgrounds. Several colleagues of the business team hold Accounting qualifications and have industry experience. The Sheffield College has also been awarded National Training Provider Of The Year by AAT for the quality of delivery of our accounting qualifications. You will have access to up-to-date IT facilities and course resources on the college intranet which can be accessed at home.
Will the course suit me? To be successful on this course you will need a positive attitude, a lively and enquiring mind, a willingness to explore new ideas and a keen interest in Accounting.
5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language & Maths
The majority of your work will be assessed through coursework, although there are controlled assessments in exam conditions in some units.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
This course is the first major step on the path to a professional career in Accounting. Many students go on to study Accounting and Finance at university. Successfully completing your course also gives you the option to progress onto the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) professional body qualifications. This can lead towards becoming a chartered accountant. This option enables you to study whilst working in the field, and can be done at The Sheffield College.
How to apply
School pupils in Sheffield should apply on-line with the help of their school. Other applicants can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 260 2600, or downloading one from our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Thursday 12th October 2017, 3.30pm-7pm
- Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm-7pm
- Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm-7pm
- Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm-7pm
- Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm-7pm
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.