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Coursework And Assessment in Accounting at University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Each semester is 15 weeks long and the final weeks are set aside for assessment.

Professional accreditation requires that much of the assessment is in the form of two hour examinations (three hours for double modules). However, other kinds of assessment are used as appropriate. Assessed coursework is an important component of the final year.

ACCREDITATION

This degree is professionally accredited and gives significant exemptions from the examination schemes of the following professional bodies:
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
The Association of International Accountants (AIA)
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

CITY AND GUILDS
Successful completion of the placement year to City and Guild standards allows the University to award the Licentiateship of City and Guilds (LCGI), a national qualification recognised by employers such as Lloyds TSB.

CAREERS

Employment prospects are good and graduates take up training contracts with the main six professional accountancy firms. Graduates have gone on to work in PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Procter & Gamble and Reyrolle. Other graduates find employment in industry, commerce, local authorities and hospitals. Graduates usually go on to complete a professional accountancy qualification and find the exemptions they get particularly valuable. Good contacts are maintained with the local accountancy profession, industry and commerce and outside speakers often participate in the delivery of the programme.

OTHER INFO

PLACEMENT
There is an opportunity to undertake a year-long paid placement at the end of Year 2. You will get full support from the Placements Office to obtain a placement which prepares you for final year studies and future employment.

AWARDS AND PRIZES
The high standing of this programme is evidenced by strong support from professional bodies and firms who donate prestigious prizes for outstanding work.

COURSE FEES - Year 1 entry
The tuition fee for 2009 entry for applicants assessed as ‘home’ for fees purposes is £3,225. This course attracts a scholarship of £500. For further information, including international student fees and scholarships, click here.

Certified Accounting Technician at Bakhtar University

Certified Accountant Technician
This is an introductory accounting technician qualification. Although CAT can be obtained as a standalone qualification, it is often the case that individuals study for CAT as an introduction to accountancy prior to starting the professional scheme. It usually takes minimum 1.5 year to complete the Certified Accounting Technician exams. However, there is no restriction on the number of papers that can be attempted in one attempt. Alternative to the CAT qualification include the Association of Accounting Technicians qualification.

Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) provides the opportunity for individuals to obtain recognition for their work in accounting technician by providing assistance to decision makers. In line with the ACCA open entry policy, anyone can enroll him/herself for the ACCA Certified Accounting Technician qualification. The candidate will need to complete up to nine papers designed to test the knowledge before enrolling to ACCA. The candidate has to obtain one year practical training while passing the examination of ACCA certified Accounting Technician the holder of this qualification is also entitled for exemption of the 1st Part of ACCA professional qualification.

Accounting FdA at University College Northampton

Course summary: Students that have completed the final level of the following professional body examinations, AAT, Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and The Society of International Accounting Technicians (SIAT) or equivalent are eligible to progress directly onto stage two of the programme. The learning process can be tailored to individual circumstances. The FdA can be a stepping stone for further qualifications, allowing advanced entry to other full degree programmes at The University of Northampton.

Attendance: 1-3 years part-time with work-based and e-learning.

Course run by: Northampton Business School

Entry requirements: 1 GCE A-Level or similar, or Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)-Technician Level. Significant exemption for holders of AAT Level 4 and CAT. For advice regarding international qualification equivalences please contact: international@northampton.ac.uk

Assessment: The assessment is based on the place of work and is flexibly managed to fit in with full or part-time employment. Units are assessed separately using a mixture of examinations, coursework, presentations and projects.

Course aims

Students that have completed the final level of the following professional body examinations, AAT, Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and The Society of International Accounting Technicians (SIAT) or equivalent are eligible to progress directly onto stage two of the programme. The learning process can be tailored to individual circumstances. The FdA can be a stepping stone for further qualifications, allowing advanced entry to other full degree programmes at The University of Northampton.

Special course features
Flexible learning mode
Theory linked to practice
Work-based learning
Allows for one-year top-up to Honours Degree
Advanced entry for AAT graduates

Course content

The accounting function plays a vital role in every organisation, whatever its size or sector in which it operates. Employers value those with technical proficiency in accounting, but are also looking for those with other skills – for example, the ability to work in a team and to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form. The course therefore has a strong accounting base, complemented by modules which develop other skills that are essential for the workplace.

Association of Accounting Technicians at Kingston College

AAT is recognised in many countries around the world. The course is suitable for those wishing to start a career in accounting or finance in private or public sector organisations, or in firms of accountants. With a full AAT qualification you will be able to gain exemptions from all major accountancy bodies in the UK. The College is an AAT Approved Assessment Centre.

There are two options - Diploma and NVQ. Each option consists of three levels. Courses commence in September 2009.

As a guide, fees 2008/09 - Diploma Certificate/NVQ Foundation - £530, Diploma Advanced Certificate/Intermediate - £590, Diploma/Technician - £160 per unit. These will increase for 2009/10.
Entry Requirements

Level 1 English and Maths is essential. Foundation/Diploma Certificate - certificate in bookkeeping and/or accounting experience is required. Intermediate/Diploma Advanced Certificate - completion of Foundation/Diploma Certificate. Technician/Diploma - completion of Intermediate/Diploma Advanced Certificate
Course Duration

Part-time day or evenings
NVQ Foundation/Diploma Certificate - 1 year
NVQ Intemediate/Diploma Advanced Certificate - 1 year
NVQ Technician/Diploma - 1 year
Content

Daytime Option
Diploma Certificate - Units 30 and 31
Diploma Advanced Certificate - Units 5, 6, 15 and 32
Diploma - Units 10, 11, 17/18, 19 and 33

Evening Option
NVQ Foundation - Units 1-4, 21-23
NVQ Intermediate - Units 5, 6 and 7
NVQ Technician - Units 8, 9, 10, 11, 17/18 and 19
Progression

To further professional study and career progression in Accountancy
Additional Information

You should register with AAT before 1 March 2010. To find out about the Admission, Membership and Exam Fees and Registration Form, please contact the AAT on www.aat.org.uk or at the following address:
Association of Accounting Technicians, 154 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1R 5AD
Tel: 020 7837 8600 Fax: 020 7415 7632

Accounting FdA at University of Northampton

Course summary: Students that have completed the final level of the following professional body examinations, AAT, Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and The Society of International Accounting Technicians (SIAT) or equivalent are eligible to progress directly onto stage two of the programme. The learning process can be tailored to individual circumstances. The FdA can be a stepping stone for further qualifications, allowing advanced entry to other full degree programmes at The University of Northampton.

Attendance: 1-3 years part-time with work-based and e-learning.

Course run by: Northampton Business School

Entry requirements: 1 GCE A-Level or similar, or Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)-Technician Level. Significant exemption for holders of AAT Level 4 and CAT. For advice regarding international qualification equivalences please contact: international@northampton.ac.uk

Location: Park Campus

Assessment: The assessment is based on the place of work and is flexibly managed to fit in with full or part-time employment. Units are assessed separately using a mixture of examinations, coursework, presentations and projects.