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Accounting, ACCA, AAT and Financial Services Courses

Our Accountancy courses and apprenticeships are delivered by tutors with strong backgrounds in the accounting and financial sectors and their professional expertise is valued by our students. There are well-equipped classrooms with interactive technology and specialist computer software including the industry standard Sage 50.

A number part-time Accounting and Financial Services professional development courses are offered, which are most suitable for those already working in a business environment but hoping to top up their knowledge in this field.

The UK has a large financial services industry which offer a variety of roles. You’ll need to be good with numbers and have good organisational, business and people skills in these jobs. Apprenticeships and courses in financial services are designed to provide learners with the relevant training and education required to work within a financial advisory services environment.

Considering an apprenticeship? Many people look to an apprenticeship to gain skills directly in the workplace.

Aimed at those who are involved in accounting, mortgage advice and financial services as their primary work activity and have the ability to carry out a range of routine tasks in their role, anyone aged 16 years and older can study an apprenticeship – there are no upper age limits for apprenticeships.  With our apprenticeships you may be required to attend college at our Colchester, Braintree or Clacton campuses or in some cases we will visit you in the workplace for your training assessment.

Career pathways may include progression to senior advisory roles. Possible  further study and course progression opportunities may include higher education or industry specialist qualifications.

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Full-time Accounting Courses

The Accounting and Business Foundation Diploma is a new full time course for school-leavers that offers students the opportunity to gain valuable skills to enter the work place in a business, accounts or financial environment, while achieving a nationally recognised and is particularly suitable for younger learners who wish to pursue a career in the financial world.

The AAT Diploma is a fast track to Level 3 and includes Level 2 units in Sage and bookkeeping. This Further Education programme will offer you with an introduction to accountancy, providing you with a firm grounding for future career progression.

Accounting AAT (Fast-track) Level 3
Accounting and Business Level 2

Part-time AAT Courses

Part-time AAT Accounting Courses allow studetns to gain further accountancy skills that can lead to full membership of the AAT and to higher professional accounting qualifications.

AAT Accounting Advanced Diploma Level 3
AAT Accounting Foundation Certificate Level 2
AAT AccountingProfessional Diploma Level 4
AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping

ACCA Courses

ACCA courses are aimed at students who have completed their AAT level 4 with work experience in an industry environment, ACCA is a highly respected professional qualification, which equips students for a successful career in accountancy. It is a postgraduate qualification, which provides access and exemption to students who wish to pursue their studies at Masters level.

ACCA Knowledge Level Papers
ACCA Professional Papers
ACCA Skills Level Papers


Assitant Accountant Level 3 Apprenticeship
Commercial Procurement and SupplyHigher Apprenticeship
Accounting / Tax TechnicianHigher Apprenticeship

Financial Services

Those wishing to offer mortgage advice need to meet requirements set out by the FSA. The Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP®) is the industry benchmark qualification, providing learners with the qualification they need to be licensed to practice.  CeMAP is recognised by employers and clients as a mark of excellence and professionalism. It meets the FCA examination standards for providing advice on mortgage products and is an approved qualification in the mortgage advice apprenticeship standards.

Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP®)
CertPFA® Certificate in Paraplanning & Financial Administration