Introduction to Accounting

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Stretford Campus

Further Details




Accounting & Finance

Course Start Date

Thursday 7th November 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 10 Weeks

Course Time

00:00 - 00:00

Course Fee

£ 362.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

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Course Overview

This Introductory course offers students the opportunity to develop practical financial and accounting skills. The short course may help students to move on to further study in either accountancy or bookkeeping with AAT, it may offer a route into employment or be of interest to those already in employment.
You will have weekly sessions on site as well as online resources to support your learning for the course.

Course Requirements

You must be aged 19+. You will be asked to complete an initial assessment to assess how we can help you to do well and enjoy the course. As an introductory course, there is no minimum requirements to join the group.
You must have access to a computer/laptop at home supported by Wi Fi. This is to enable access to all online materials throughout the programme via Microsoft Teams.

What you will Learn

Content Outline
Financial Fundamentals – concepts and terminology
Break Even
Cash Flow
Budgets and Variance Analysis
Final Accounts – Balance Sheets
Final Accounts – Income Statements
Analysing Finacial Performance


Continuous internal assessment.


The skills developed in this qualification may also underpin those developed further in the following qualification:
AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping

Career Options

The skills developed in this qualification can lead to employment in junior or supporting administrative roles in companies across a wide range of sectors, for example, as a:
 trainee bookkeeper
 accounts administrator
 billing/payments administrator/coordinator
 accounts junior
 accounts receivable/payable assistant
 procurement and finance assistant
 assistant cashier

Mandatory Units

There are no mandatory units

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E:

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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