Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your degree. Begin a dynamic route to a high-flying career by joining our top ranked, professionally accredited course. Delivered by a team committed to making your career aspirations and professional objectives a reality in today’s global economy. The course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). You will secure major exemptions from the examinations of these key professional accounting bodies, meaning it will take less time to become a qualified accountant after graduation. Student membership of CIMA is provided and all students can undertake a standalone CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting at the end of first year. This is an opportunity to be awarded a professional qualification before even leaving university. Graduates are also eligible to become a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) once they have acquired the relevant experience. You will be at the heart of this course, with inspiring, professionally-orientated learning experiences. We have had students undertake placements with organisations such as the NHS, Airbus and Volkswagen, and a number of students have also expanded their knowledge and skill set whilst working and studying abroad in countries such as Australia, America and Germany. You’ll hear from top firms such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch and professional accounting bodies such as CIMA, ACCA and ICAEW to help you choose your career direction.
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A formal three-hour examination forms the major part of assessment.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- Public Finance and Accountancy, Chartered Institute of
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
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Applicants must also have GCSE Maths at grade C or grade 4 or above. A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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