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If you enjoy working with numbers and have strong organisational skills, why not consider studying AAT and accountancy courses with Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Gaining an accountancy qualification will open up many doors to a variety of careers within accounting and finance. It will also demonstrate to potential employers that you have the practical skills and business knowledge necessary to work in a financial environment. Discover our range of accounting courses for both adults and school leavers below.

Trips and visits

Trips and visits are generally not applicable for part-time adult and apprenticeship accounting courses. However, there may be opportunities to visit higher education institutions to gain an insight into where your studies could take you.

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16-18 Years Old

If the idea of leaving school and entering straight into employment appeals to you, why not come and study accounting at Warrington & Vale Royal College, with one of our apprenticeships for school leavers? Our accounting apprenticeships are an excellent alternative to a full-time college course and allow you to earn a wage while gaining a respected qualification.

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Adult Learner

Studying an accounting or bookkeeping course at Warrington & Vale Royal College will provide you with a professionally recognised and highly respected AAT qualification. Whether you are just starting out or looking to boost your career prospects in your current company, our courses in accountancy and bookkeeping courses will greatly enhance your employability and develop your skills in areas such as costing, budgeting, reporting financial information, and creating sales invoices and credit notes.

From gaining your Foundation Certificate in Accounting or Bookkeeping to our Level 3 AAT Advanced and Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting, we can support you through your journey of gaining your accountancy qualifications.

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By embarking upon an accounting apprenticeship, you are choosing to develop your practical skills with a respected employer whilst gaining valuable insight into the sector and working towards a qualification. Our expert tutors will also ensure you stay on-track and support you throughout your journey. Completing an apprenticeship means you will achieve the level of competency required to gain permanent employment as a fully-qualified accountant.

Meet our students

Sian Johnson Accounts Assistant Apprentice
I have found everyone so friendly and supportive."

Although Sian originally completed a degree in Animal Behaviour, she struggled to find a job she enjoyed. Fortunately, she came across an apprenticeship vacancy on the college’s website and having always enjoyed and excelled at maths, she decided to apply for the position.

Choosing to retrain as an adult can be daunting, but Sian has taken this career change in her stride and is thriving on her apprenticeship. She speaks highly of her experience so far: “From my experience being both a staff member and a student here, I have found everyone so friendly and supportive. If need be, there is always help on hand – which I am grateful for!”

Amber Leah Level 2 Accounts Apprentice
My tutors are incredibly supportive and guide me through the course so well!”

Amber works for Betfred, one of the largest independent bookmakers in the UK, who suggested she enrol on our Level 2 Accounts Assistant apprenticeship to further her skills in the field.

Having just left college, Amber was unsure of her next steps, which all changed when she saw the job opening at Betfred. She jumped at the opportunity and hasn’t looked back since. She is determined to complete her apprenticeship and progress on to the higher levels, with the ultimate aim of becoming a qualified accountant.

Sharing her experiences so far, Amber says: “I’ve enjoyed learning the basic steps in the introduction to accountancy. My tutors are incredibly supportive and guide me through the course so well!”

Ciaran French Finance Apprentice
The college is a great working environment with lots of opportunities.”

Ciaran is currently studying his Level 3 AAT Accounting Apprenticeship, after having successfully completed his level 2. Ciaran works and studies at Warrington & Vale Royal College, and feels he is gaining fantastic industry experience. Ciaran says his apprenticeship is helping him learn how finance works within a large organisation and he is looking forward to developing his skills by progressing onto his level 4.

Meet our tutors

Nicola Wilson Subject Lead Accountancy

Nicola Wilson

Nicola Wilson, Subject Lead for Accountancy at the college, brings a wealth of financial industry experience to her role. Before joining the Further Education sector, she excelled in various accountancy practices, reaching the position of senior accountant with a focus on individual tax affairs.

Nicola emphasises the commitment and enthusiasm of the college's tutors in ensuring students are well-prepared for their chosen careers. Her practical experience adds a valuable dimension to her teaching approach, aiming to equip students with the essential skills for success in the field of accountancy.

Andrew Williams Accountancy Tutor

Andrew Williams

AAT Accounting Tutor Andrew Williams worked in numerous finance roles before deciding to return to university and pursue a career in teaching. Alongside teaching at the college, Andrew works as treasurer for a local charity and uses real life examples from this job role to illustrate the finance tasks he sets his students.

Andrew advises anyone considering studying an accounting qualification: “It is important to be numerate and meticulous but equally to be good at communicating. A student should ensure they fully commit to their chosen course of study to get the best out of their time at the college.”

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