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Award in Computerised Accounting Level 1

Ashington Campus
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Award in Computerised Accounting Level 1

Start Date:
25 February

Who is the course for?

This course is intended for those who wish to carry out basic finance and administrative duties using accounting software packages

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You do not need any formal qualifications but useful strengths are: a confidence with numbers, time management, attention to detail and problem solving skills

What will I study on the course?

You will learn to find your way around an accounting package and how to enter financial data into the package and check for accuracy. You will also learn how to enter financial information into a spreadsheet, how to use basic formulas and format the document and how to create a financial chart/graph.

These courses last approx. 11 weeks and run as follows:- Ashington - Wednesday 12.15pm to 3.15pm commencing 01/03/2016.

Newcastle - Thursday from 12.00pm to 3.00pm commencing 02/03/2016

Berwick - for approx. 6 weeks requiring attendance weekly on a Tuesday 5.30pm to 9.00pm plus, one Thursday once per month 5.30pm to 9.00pm commencing 28/02/2017.

Please call the Ashington Help Hub for more details.

Practical computer based assessments and you will have ongoing support from tutors.

This is a part time course so it would be reasonable to study alongside other qualifications. You could gain Functional Skills qualification in English and maths. All students will be expected to manage their own work load and prioritise.

Award in Computerised Accounting Level 1

After completing this course you can go onto study for the Foundation Certificate in Accounting the Introductory Award in Bookkeeping or the Certificate in Bookkeeping L2

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here

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