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Accounting A Level at Reading College

Course description

This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of accounting, accounting systems of different types of business activities and the effects of the economic, legal and technological change on accounting. You will learn how to produce and interpret some financial documents. These accounting skills are useful in a number of jobs and careers and this course provides an ideal background for someone planning a career in accountancy.

This course can be studied as part of the Business Pathway.

Course content

  • Unit 1: Introduction to financial accounting
  • Unit 2: Financial and management accounting
  • Unit 3: Further aspects of financial accounting
  • Unit 4: Further aspects of management accounting

We have established links with Kaplan Financial Services in Reading. There is a programme of activities provided by Kaplan which includes visiting speakers from Kaplan, a business challenge careers evening, and the opportunity to apply for the Kaplan Scholarship. There are also visits and competitions provided by the Chartered Institute for Management Accountants (CIMA). 

You will have your own specialist personal tutor who you will meet individually or as part of a tutorial and they will help you set review and achieve your targets. There is an extensive programme of support to help you make higher education decisions and move on to university. The vast majority of A-level students progress successfully to higher education. There is an extensive programme of enrichment opportunities on offer, including volunteering, work experience, sport and performing.

Entry requirements

Six GCSEs grades A* to C including English Language and Maths. A minimum of a D grade at AS allows you to progress on to your second year of study.

Assessment


You will learn in groups and there will be ongoing timed assessments.

Financial information

The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £12,950 per year. Scholarships of up to £6,250 are available, for more information on International entries contact international@activatelearning.ac.uk.

Future opportunities

You could progress into an accounting apprenticeship or on to work as a book keeper within a business. You could also consider further study with an accounting or business-related foundation degree or degree course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reading College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

       
      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.