This course provides a mixture of both core and specialist knowledge over a two-year period.

In year one you will learn the core knowledge for legal finance and accounting which includes but is not restricted to:

  • The business environment
  • Careers within the legal, finance and accounting sector
  • Professionalism and ethics
  • Security and risk
  • Fundamentals of law
  • Fundamentals of financial accounting
  • Project/change management and administration.

Your second year will centre around a specialism in Accounting and is aimed at those who wish to progress into the role of an Assistant Accountant. The qualification has been developed in partnership with industry experts, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), to ensure the qualification content is current and enables you to gain industry recognised qualifications that will support you in progressing to chartered status.  

In year two you will study content that has been designed to cover a range of occupational specialisms such as:

  • Producing and analysing a trial balance
  • Preparing primary financial statements
  • Analysing business performance
  • Providing support to tax and audit functions
  • Preparing computations for payroll.

Students will be expected to carry out extensive work experience, which could equate to a minimum of 316 hours.

In year 1, students are assessed through an Employer Set Project which ensures students have the opportunity to combine core knowledge and skills as well as an externally marked exam. Combined this will be graded A*-U.

Year 2 students will specialise and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve competence status. Students will be assessed by a synoptic assessment which will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £27,295. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Enrolments Team on 01329 815 200.