Book-keeping (Steps to Employment) - Level 2

Course Code: TM1FE017

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Start DateLocationDuration
13/01/2020Bispham Campus9 WeeksApply

Course Overview

Start your journey towards a career in business with the STEPS programme, co-created with employers to develop skills in business administration, marketing and accounting.

The course consists of three separate qualifications to equip you with the skills and knowledge to progress to level 3 (and eventually degree-level) or employment.

If you prefer, you can apply for the qualifications separately – you don’t have to do all three. 

The Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounting will provide you with a thorough overview of bookkeeping and accounting practices, including double-entry bookkeeping.

You will learn how to record business transactions as well as develop the ability to prepare and interpret accounts for sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, manufacturing and non-profit making organisations.

The course takes place during the daytime on Mondays and Tuesdays and is assessed through an exam. Please note this is not an AAT qualification.

Entry Requirements

This course is for adults aged 19 and over who want to qualify to begin a career in business.

To be accepted onto the course, you will first need to complete an entry assessment.

We will also invite you to have an informal discussion with the course tutor.

Qualification Obtained

Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounting (VRQ)

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential.

A key method used is demonstration, which allows you to observe the practical application of skills before having a go yourself. 

The programme combines group work, presentations, practical sessions and dedicated self-study periods.

This needs to be supported by your own study outside of College, using online development platforms such as Moodle, our virtual learning environment. 

E-learning is a key element of all our programmes and we also use a range of on-line apps to support, enhance and motivate learning.

Your tutors will support you with these technologies and also in preparing for exams. 

Class-based time totals 7.5 hours a week as follows: 

  • Monday: 10.30am-3pm (45-minute lunch)
  • Tuesday: 10.30am-3pm (45-minute lunch)

Independent study is expected to take up to 4.5 hours per week.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

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