A Level Accounting

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Are you considering you options for your working life? If you are good with figures and excel at maths, a career working in an Accounts Department can be extremely worthwhile and rewarding. Or, do you require an A Level to help you get into the University of your choice? Whatever your consideration, we have just the qualification you need to progress with your life decisions.

A Level Accounting

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Our A Level Accounting course is the perfect stepping stone for anyone wishing to build a credible career within accountancy, as it allows you to achieve the perfect balance of study and work.

Not only has our course been updated to meet the latest academic specifications, but it can be completed in your own time, at your own pace and all from the comfort of your own home, meaning there is no need to sign up to college or reduce your working hours!

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From recording financial data, balance sheets and accounting concepts, to accounting standing, ratio analysis and partnership accounts; our online course will guide you through the various elements of accounting and can supply you with a solid foundation upon which to broaden your understanding.

More importantly, with this course you’ll gain up to 56 UCAS points which can be used to land your dream spot at university!

However, you won’t have to contend with any strict deadlines. Instead of being weighed down with stress, assignments and set exam dates; you can pick and choose when to take your exams, meaning you can easily fit your studies around your existing work commitments.

In other words – you can take your exams when YOU are ready.

Course Benefits

Our A Level Accounting course is designed to be flexible and adaptable, enabling you to remain in control of your studies and progression throughout its 2 year duration. By eliminating exam deadlines, you can ensure you are fully prepared to take the exam and do so on your own terms.

In addition, this course will test your knowledge, understanding and comprehension, so even if you choose not to take your studies to university level, you’ll be able to confidently handle your own financials.

Course Units

Qualification Title: A-Level Accounting

Qualification Number: 603/0920/9

UCAS Points: Up to 56

Unit 1: Introduction to Financial Accounting

  • The role of the accountant in business
  • Types of business organisation
  • The double entry model
  • Verification of accounting records
  • Accounting concepts used in the preparation of accounting records

Unit 2: Introduction to Financial Statements

  • Preparation of financial statement for sole traders
  • Partnership accounts
  • The implications of ethical considerations

Unit 3: Introduction to Management Accounting

  • Budgeting
  • Marginal costing
  • Standard costing and variance analysis
  • Absorption and activity-based costing

Unit 4: Financial Statements for Limited Companies

  • Limited company accounts
  • Accounting for limited companies

Unit 5: Analysing and Interpreting Financial Information

  • Analysis and evaluation of financial information
  • Capital investment appraisal
  • Interpretation, analysis and communication of accounting information


To earn this A Level qualification you will first complete the assessments included in your course materials. These will be marked by your dedicated tutor and will prepare you for your exam.

You are required to complete two standard written exams:

  • Paper 1: 3 hour written exam, 50% of total marks – 23 May 2024
  • Paper 2: 3 hour written exam, 50% of total marks – 3 June 2024

(all dates are subject to change)

There is a separate fee for the examinations, which are paid directly to the exam centre at time of booking. We’ll help you book your exams when you are ready (we advise to book well in advance to guarantee your place).

Please note: the dates shown above are the next available exam dates only (exams take place yearly).

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll receive an AQA A Level Accounting Qualification.

Required Knowledge

There are no entry requirements for this course.


With up to 2 years available to complete this course; upon your enrolment you will receive a comprehensive study guide, course materials and a personal tutor who will be available to lend advice and their support throughout your studies.

Our dedicated student support team will also always be on hand to answer your queries or concerns so you never have to struggle or feel alone in your studies. No matter your question, we are always happy to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 2 years to complete this course, but can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs.

Yes, you must pass exams to gain your A Level. There is a separate fee for the examinations, which are paid directly to the exam centre at time of booking.

The only difference is you study from home, at your own pace. The exams and qualification are exactly the same.

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

This is a government-regulated qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual-regulated awarding body.

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