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A-Level Accounting Fast Track 1 Year Course – AQA

This online A-Level Accountancy course (Fast Track) can be completed from home at your own pace from anywhere in the world.

No set term times and no enrolment dates.

For those students with aspirations of becoming a fully qualified accountant or hoping to move into further education in the near future than an A-Level accountancy course provides the ideal platform to build from.

Acknowledged and recognised worldwide an A-Level in any subject on your CV speaks volumes.

  • An understanding of the importance of effective accounting information systems and an awareness of their limitations
  • An understanding of the purposes, principles, concepts and techniques of accounting
  • The transferable skills of numeracy, communication, ICT, application, presentation, interpretation, analysis and evaluation in an accounting context
  • An appreciation of the effects of economic, legal, ethical, social, environmental and technological influences on accounting decisions

Students can enrol anytime 365 days a year and once registered can be studying within days.


Qualification: A-Level Accountancy 
Fast Track: 1 Year or less
Start Date
: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year 
AQA Specification: Code A7127
Exams: Book your own exams & practical assessments 
Price: Interest-Free Finance
Type of Study: Study online or receive a paper copy 

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

Learners will complete 5 units of study in total as listed below.

UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
  • The role of the accountant in business
  • Types of business organisation
  • The double entry model
  • Verification of accounting records
  • Accounting concepts used in the preparation of accounting records
UNIT 2: INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
  • Preparation of financial statement for sole traders
  • Accounting for organisations with incomplete records
  • Partnership accounts
  • The implications of ethical considerations
UNIT 3: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
  • Budgeting
  • Marginal costing
  • Standard costing and variance analysis
  • Absorption and activity-based costing
UNIT 4: FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR LIMITED COMPANIES
  • Limited company accounts
  • Accounting for limited companies
UNIT 5: ANALYSING AND INTERPRETING FINANCIAL INFORMATION
  • Analysis and evaluation of financial information
  • Capital investment appraisal
  • Interpretation, analysis and communication of accounting information

View Official AQA specification here

Entry Requirements

There are no previous qualifications required to register for this course.

Course Duration

This course comes with 24 months of support included:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 360 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 700 Hours

Assessment

There will be 2 paper-based exams, which will cover all of the units studied. A more detailed breakdown of the exam details is provided below:

Paper 1

Type: Written examination
Duration: 3 hours
Assessed: Sections 1-8, and 14-18 of the subject content
Assessment format: 3 compulsory sections.

  • Section A has 10 multiple choice questions and several short answer questions. The section is worth 40 marks
  • Section B has two structured questions each worth 20 marks. The section is worth 40 marks
  • Section C has two extended answer questions worth 25 marks. The section is worth 50 marks.

Paper 2

Type: Written examination
Duration: 3 hours

  • Assessed: Sections 1-3, 8-13, and 17-18 of the subject content
  • Assessment format: 3 compulsory sections.
    • Section A has 10 multiple choice questions and several short answer questions. The section is worth 30 marks
    • Section B has two structured questions each worth 20 marks. The section is worth 40 marks
    • Section C has two extended answer questions worth 25 marks. The section is worth 50 marks

 

Examination Fees

As a private candidate, it is the students responsibility to arrange their own examinations and practical assessment if required. This is not part of the service offered by UK Open College. 

This should be done prior to enrolment with us. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place & confirmed.

Fees for these services can vary hugely from centre to centre. It may be worth travelling out of area. (It’s worth it)
You can view a list of official AQA approved examination centres here 

The later you leave it to arrange, the more expensive it can be. At times, it can be impossible to arrange so plan ahead. (6 months minimum recommended)

Your contract with us is for the course and support only. We will not refund you outside of the 14 day cooling off period if you have not confirmed these arrangements with your selected centre.

Enquire & confirm with your chosen centre, do not leave it to chance!

Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance*

Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions:

Aged 18 and above (Maximum age 75)
Permanent resident in the UK
Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
Hold a valid UK credit or debit card

Please note: We do not carry out credit checks

Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditons. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872.

Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered.

Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.

14 Day Money Back Guarantee

Once received at your requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If for any reason you are not happy, simply return your course pack unused for a refund.*

*Minus postage. An admin fee is deducted from any deposit refunded if a finance plan is arranged and then cancelled.

Our full T’s & C’s can be viewed here.

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