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Course aims

While studying this subject you will develop a knowledge and understanding of both financial and management accounting.

Entry requirements

You will require a grade 6 in maths and a grade 5 in English language, in addition to the general entry requirements.

Course content

Paper 1

  • Introduction to the role of the accountant in business
  • Types of business organisations
  • The double entry model
  • Limited company accounts
  • Partnership accounts
  • Impact of ethical considerations.

Paper 2

  • Budgeting
  • Marginal costing
  • Standard costing and variance analysis
  • Absorption costing and activity-based costing
  • Capital investment appraisal
  • Interpretation, analysis and communication of accounting information.

Course assessment

Written examinations.


Recommended textbooks to be advised by your tutor, which are available from our library.


A degree in accounting at university or AAT Level 3 or 4, Apprenticeship programmes, as well as progressing to CIMA, ACCA and other professional accountancy programmes.


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