Reach your goal to becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant with the below steps! All of these courses are available with South Devon College, and you can find out more about each course via our Accounting Course Pages.
Step 1: Accounting – Level 2 Certificate
This is an introduction to basic accounting skills, suitable for those already working in accounts who want a formal qualification, or for those seeking to initially transition into a career in accountancy. The course covers finance administration, double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and purchase, sales and general ledgers.
Step 2: Accounting – Level 3 Diploma
This intermediate diploma will be suitable for you if you are already working in finance or have completed the Level 2 Certificate, and would like to further develop and enhance your skills. This course will consider more complex financial processes, such as final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, reports and returns and professional ethics.
Step 3: Accounting – Level 4 Diploma
This Level 4 qualification will enable you to become a full AAT member, allowing the use of the designatory letters ‘MAAT’ after your name, and will provide you with an exemption from the first three units of the ACCA qualification which make up the ACCA Applied Knowledge level. The course looks at advanced accounting skills, including limited company accounts, complex budgeting, financial performance and analysing internal controls and systems.
Step 4: ACCA Qualification
When you have completed the Level 4 Diploma, you will be able to study the Applied Skills units of the ACCA qualification in order to progress to the final level of the ACCA qualification (the Strategic Professional level which allows for the choice of optional units) to gain Chartered Certified Status, alongside three years of supervised, practical experience. The Applied Skills units comprise of Corporate and Business Law, Performance Management, Taxation, Financial Reporting, Audit and Assurance and Financial Management.
Step 5: Chartered Certified Status
Once you have achieved Chartered Certified Status there will be no limit to your opportunities in the financial sector. As a Chartered Certified Accountant you will be able to work in all fields of business and finance, with skills highly demanded by employers in industry, banking, auditing, consulting, taxation and law.
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