What is special about this course?
This introductory level is where you’ll get to develop your skills in finance administration: double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and purchase, sales and general ledgers.
Once you’ve completed the introductory level, you’ll be awarded the AAT Level 5 Certificate in Accounting.
An AAT Skills Check will determine entry level.
There are 5 mandatory units at the introductory level:
- Basic Costing
- Computerised Accounting
- Work effectively in accounting and finance
- Processing Bookkeeping Transactions
- Control Accounts, Journals and the Banking System
How will I study my course?
- Day release
Mixture of classroom based activities and self-study.
How long will my course last?
1 Academic Years
Where can I study my course?
Further education tuition fees
If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.
Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.
Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.
If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course. Further information can be found at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-learning-accounts-ila
What can I do on completion of my course?
Students can progress on to the AAT Accounting Level 6.
- Accounts Administrator
- Accounts Assistant
- Accounts Payable Clerk - Bookkeeper
- Payroll Administrator
- Payroll Officer
- Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
- Tax Assistant/Trainee
- Trainee Accounts Technician
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.