City College Plymouth has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Knowledge of accounting and finance is an essential and useful business skill, both for those wishing to merely understand the function and for those wishing to progress to professional status. On this Foundation Degree you will learn how to prepare and analyse financial information, in order to make effective business decisions in areas such as performance evaluation, capital expenditure and raising finance. You will also consider these issues and how they sit within the workings of the stock market and the legal constraints of the professional accounting system. Successful completion of this course will enable you to go on to a top-up BA (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Plymouth, or join the third year of a number of business-related degrees at universities nationwide. Looking for ACCA accreditation? Students could be awarded up to eight exemptions from the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) following successful completion of this course and the third year ‘top up’ at the University of Plymouth.
The course includes the following subjects: Year 1 Managing financial information – develop an understanding of systems for accessing financial information, Professional accounting – key aspects of financial accounting, Economic environment for business – national and European business environment, Legal aspects of business – develops essential knowledge and skills relating to key aspects of law impacting business, Fundamentals of management and financial decision making, Personal development. Year 2 Financial accounting – develops knowledge and understanding of financial statements, Research methods, Management accounting for decision making – develops a critical evaluation of costing information required by businesses to facilitate decision making, Financial planning and policy – examines the financial and budgetary planning used by organisations, Macroeconomic issues, Strategy and innovation. In previous years students have had the opportunity to visit local firms, hear from guest speakers including leading accounting professionals, and some have benefited from experience working in an accounting environment.
Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework and examinations.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||32 points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Four GCSEs at grades 4 (C) or above, preferably to include English and maths|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4300||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£4300||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Clearing Contact Details
Whether your exam results didn’t quite go your way, or you are only just deciding you’d like to start a university-level course this September, come and talk to us about it. We are offering drop-in sessions on Thursday 16th August 2018, Friday 17th August 2018 and Monday 20 August 2018. Alternatively, you can also speak to the team by calling our Clearing hotline on 01752 305786. Lines are open from 8.00am to 5.00pm on Thursday 16, Friday 17 August and Monday 20 August and from 10.00am to 2.00pm on Saturday 18 August.
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