University of Chester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
Your transformation from student to professional accounting graduate begins here. You will develop professional, in demand, Accounting and Finance skills through practical application and real business experiences. You will secure major exemptions from the examinations of the key professional accounting bodies as you progress (ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA). This ensures that once you have graduated it will take you less time to become qualified as an accountant.
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 AAT once they have acquired the relevant experience.
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.
Your transformation from new student to future events management professional will begin from day one. Your Foundation Year (Level 3) will provide you with a broad subject knowledge base that will introduce you to the key themes and perspectives relating to your chosen degree. You will also develop the academic skills needed to succeed in your degree area, such as academic writing, referencing and public speaking. In Year 1, modules are all core to the course to reflect the requirements of exemptions from the professional accounting bodies.
The modules in Year 2 aim to develop your knowledge of related management areas, and enhance your skills development through a case study module.
In Year 3, you will study financial accounting, management accounting and management. A case study module will aim to develop your technical and employability skills.
A formal three hour examination forms the major part of assessment. However other forms of assessment are also used in each module, including: coursework, reports, group projects, live case studies, presentations and practical in-session IT competency tests.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Accounting Technicians, Association of
- Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- Public Finance and Accountancy, Chartered Institute of
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||72 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP - MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to HE Diploma - Pass overall|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H4, H4, H4, H4|
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
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£8,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,250||Year 1|