Accounting Skills for Accountants

Course Content

Course Content

This is a 2 week non-accredited course for those wishing to progress onto our Accounts courses but would like to refresh their basic maths skills and who do not have or would like a refresher on the basics of using Microsoft Excel.
This course covers the following maths skills:
• How to calculate decimals, fractions and percentages
• How to round numbers to a set number of decimal places
• How to calculate different types of averages - mean, range, mode and median
• How to compare data over time and through ratios

And the following Excel skills:
• Creating, renaming and deleting a new Excel worksheet.
• Inserting & resizing of columns and rows in Excel.
• Using Excel to calculate and complete basic sums, rounding and averages.
• Using Excel to create different graphs including bar, column and pie charts

To be eligible for funding for courses you must be over 19 years of age as at 31st August 2023 and not be an apprentice, further eligibility may be linked to where you live and we will check that at enrolment stage and may contact you for further information or refer you to alternative provision.

No previous experience is required. Basic IT skills are essential.

You will need access to a laptop or computer, & email.
This course will be delivered online using Teams. You will need access to the internet and an email account. Your teacher will contact you via Teams/email, and you will have the opportunity to contribute to group discussions. You will be given tasks to complete at each session and online demonstrations. You will also need a pen, paper & calculator.

Verbal and/or written feedback will be provided throughout this course.

You will achieve an understanding of the basics in Excel and a refresh in your maths skills, in order to support your Accounting studies.

Skillsfirst Award in Computerised Accounting for Business Level 1 (Sage Cloud)
AAT Award in Bookkeeping Level 1
AAT Award in Business Skills Level 1
AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2

06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Concessions may be available based on income and benefit status

Helping you financially

  • 92% of our learners receive full funding for their learning. Our mission is to support you on the right learning path (T&C apply).
  • We can offer financial support relating to childcare costs, travel costs, course fees, books etc. (T&C apply).
  • You can pay for your course in instalments (over £100). Please ask for details.
  • English, maths including GCSEs and computing courses (up to Level 1) are FREE subject to eligibility (adult learners aged 19+ at 31st August 2023).
  • Qualification courses at Level 2 or below are FREE if your individual employed/self employed income is below £20,319.
  • If you have not yet achieved a Level 3 qualification or equivalent, you could learn for FREE.
  • Don’t worry if you have already gained a Level 3 qualification, but want to change your career path and try something new – you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan which you start to pay back when you earn over £27,295.
  • From April 2023, some Level 3 courses will be available for FREE to adults who are unemployed or earning below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319), even if you already have a Level 3 qualification or higher. This funding is part of the ‘Level 3 Free Courses for Jobs’ offer and you will find a full list of qualifications included in this offer here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/find-a-free-level-3-qualification/list-of-free-level-3-qualifications-available-to-eligible-adults

If you are unsure on what price you should pay, please contact us on 01609 536066 or email adultlearningservice@northyorks.gov.uk