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    of adult learners agree teaching on their course is good

    (On-programme survey 2018, students aged 19plus)

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Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
23/09/20201 Year2Part-Time EveningWashington CampusProfessional Qualifications
26/09/20201 Year2Part-Time - DayWashington CampusProfessional Qualifications
13/01/202120 Weeks2Part-Time - DayWashington CampusProfessional Qualifications

What’s it all about?

The course is designed for anyone looking to work in the accountancy/finance field or current workers who would like to improve their skills.

You are required to hold least two GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade D or above, or have successfully completed a Level 1 Bookkeeping course.

You also need Level 2 qualifications in literacy and numeracy and be able to demonstrate basic IT skills.

For stud

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You will attend classes for 6 hours per week. The course is partly classroom based with five computer based assessments spread throughout the course.

You will be required to undertake a significant amount of self-study in your own time, as well as regula

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What’s next?

Successfully completing the course would let you progress on to the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting as well as provide you with AAT professional membership.

You could expect to gain work in a number of accounting roles, which require an introductory level qualification.


Chartered and certified accountants

Jobholders in this unit group provide accounting and auditing services, advise clients on financial matters, collect and analyse financial information and perform other accounting duties required by management for the planning and control of an establishment’s income and expenditure.

Medium Salary

£ 42827

6060 people employed as Chartered and certified accountants in the current year.

Financial and accounting technicians

Financial and accounting technicians work alongside accountants and other financial professionals in managing the financial affairs of organisations.

Medium Salary

£ 36483

1017 people employed as Financial and accounting technicians in the current year.

Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks

Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks maintain and balance records of financial transactions, oversee the operation of payroll functions and calculate hours worked, wages due and other relevant contributions and deductions.

Medium Salary

£ 23108

13987 people employed as Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks in the current year.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.