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Exeter College Celebrates Success of Careers Learning Pilot for Accountancy

Exeter College news article

Date:Friday 19 July 2019

Exeter College is celebrating the success of a group of accountancy students – who have been able to study with the college on a free ‘fast-track’ course.

Four students have taken part in the Accountancy Career Pilot scheme, studying for their AAT Level 3 Fast Track Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

Under the initiative, students have studied the intensive course, accredited by the AAT (The Association of Accounting Technicians) in just over four months.

The pilot has been government funded, allowing the students to study for their qualification for free.

The qualification allows students to master complex accounting disciplines including advanced bookkeeping, management accounting, tax, and ethics for accountants.

Lucinda Sanders, Director of Adult and Higher Education at Exeter College, said: “We are delighted that we have been able to take part in this Department of Education Scheme, helping more people get the skills and qualifications they need to move their career to the next level.

“Being able to offer free places on this accountancy course has enabled us to teach and support a group of accountancy students who otherwise may not have been able to access the course.

“The commitment of the students and the teaching staff has resulted in excellent success rates on the AAT qualifications as well as providing the skills and knowledge needed for these students to develop careers in accountancy and finance.”

Meanwhile, Exeter College has been announced as a finalist for a coveted national accountancy award. The college has been shortlisted in the prestigious AAT Provider Awards in the large training provider category.

Exeter College offers a range of accounting courses at all levels with classroom delivery, qualified tutors, together with high quality teaching and learning.

Learners at the college also benefit from being part of a wider college learning community, with professional learning spaces and the chance to progress on to higher education programmes.

Are you interested in an accountancy qualification? Find out about the options to study accountancy at Exeter College.

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