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.

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About This Course

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!

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

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 achieve this A Level qualification you will be assessed across all 5 units by taking 2 paper based examinations. Units 1 and 2 are equivalent to AS Levels, and are both written exams lasting 1 hour 30 minutes each. Units 3 and 4 complete the A Level and comprise of 2 written exams lasting 2 hours each.

Please Note: To achieve the A Level in Accounting you will need to pass the standard A Level examinations (which are available on specific dates via the AQA website). You will need to book these exams independently; however we can supply you with a list of examination centres. The exams costs will vary depending on the centre you choose (the cost of these exams are separate from the course cost).

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 (via email) 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 VAT, tutoring to certification
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+)
  • We are rated 5/5 for our service 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!

All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

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, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.

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).

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Reviews from people who completed this course...

A Level Accounting



This A Level was so easy to complete thanks to the tutors and the expert advice they provided me with. Thanks to this I will now finally have enough credits to apply to universities! Brilliant course materials, would recommend to anyone who is interested in accounting!



I thoroughly enjoyed this A Level which helped me gain the placement I needed. Tutor feedback was on point and always helpful if I needed guidance. Would recommend this A level accounting course anytime.

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