Business and Accounting Courses

Our Business and Accounting courses are delivered by tutors with strong backgrounds in a range of business sectors and their professional expertise is valued by our students.

There are excellent facilities including well-equipped classrooms with interactive technology, well stocked libraries and a resource centre. Further Education programmes include nationally recognised BTEC diplomas in Business. Extended Diploma students have the opportunity to apply to the Business Career Academy which provides exceptional benefits to enhance future employment opportunities. Apprenticeships are offered across a number of areas including Business Administration, HR, Procurement and Management.

Part-time study options are available for both AAT and ACCA courses.

Studying Business with the Career Ready Programme has provided me with endless opportunities such as a paid six-week internship in London and a business mentor from RBS! The course teachers are incredibly supportive and really do want the best for you. If you work hard your opportunities are endless on this course.Katie Buckle - Business Level 3

The School of Applied Technologies at University Centre Colchester (UCC) offers undergraduate programmes in Business and Management. The Higher Education Centre at UCC provides a great range of specialist facilities to meet the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students studying a business or management degree , including well-equipped teaching spaces and private study areas.

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

Lorenzo De Leon, Business Level 3

"The course opens so many doors. I like that it’s coursework based and having a business mentor is brilliant. The internship I got through the course will help my university application and when I look for a job in the future. "

Cian Garvey, Business Level 3

"My first year at Colchester Institute has been a very positive experience. The course is very varied, covering all aspects of business. The tutors are extremely knowledgeable and deliver lessons in an interesting and dynamic way."

Harry Carey, Business Level 3

"When looking around the College on open days I liked the overall atmosphere and feel of the College and felt like it was the place to go. The added ‘career ready’ element of the course was also a big incentive as it lets me do more, and learn new things."

Samuel Onomusi, Business Level 3

"I love how I am able to learn all aspects of business and how I can try everything involved. Having support from my teachers and one to one sessions has really helped my college work."

Accounts or Finance AssistantLevel 2 Apprenticeship
Assistant AccountantApprenticeship
Associate Project ManagerLevel 4 Apprenticeship
Business AdministratorApprenticeship
Chartered ManagerDegree Apprenticeship
Commercial Procurement and SupplyHigher Apprenticeship
Customer Service PractitionerApprenticeship
Digital MarketerApprenticeship
Event AssistantApprenticeship
HR Consultant / PartnerHigher Apprenticeship
HR SupportApprenticeship
Operations Department Manager Higher Apprenticeship Level 5
Procurement and Supply AssistantApprenticeship
Accounting / Tax TechnicianHigher Apprenticeship
Team Leader / Supervisor Apprenticeship


AAT AccountingFoundation Certificate Level 2
AAT AccountingAdvanced Diploma Level 3
AAT AccountingProfessional Diploma Level 4
Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2

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