Certificate in Accounting and Finance (Level 3)
Course Level Level 3
Awarding Body ABC AWARDS
Study Method Distance Learning
Course Duration 200 Recommended Study Hours
Entry Requirements No Entry Requirements
Start Date Ongoing
Pay in Full
Get £ 75.00 Discount when you pay in full.
Discounted Fee: £ 310
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Pay in Instalments
£ 85 Deposit & 12 payments of £ 25 / Month
Total Fee: £ 385
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Accounting Certificate Online.

Explore the fascinating world of corporate finance and discover what it takes to succeed as a professional accountant.  Effective management of funds and resources plays a pivotal role in determining the success or otherwise of any modern business.  Even where revenue and profits are not the organisation’s primary concern, poor accountancy can render a company unviable.  Businesses at all levels rely on the highly-specialised skills and knowledge of quality accountants to help drive day-to-day operations.  To master true proficiency in accountancy and finance is to open the door to limitless career prospects.

This outstanding accounting certificate online, lays the essential foundation upon which to build rewarding careers in business accountancy.  Over the course of six intensive units, of accredited online accounting certificate, candidates are gradually introduced to the core mechanics of corporate finance.  Along with a detailed breakdown of cash flow statements, income statements and balance sheets, course content explores the recent history and evolution of professional accountancy.  Candidates also explore the basics of business budgeting, alongside operating capital analysis and control of expenses.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to pursue positions with established accountancy brands and business, or go into business independently.

This certificate in accounting online, is delivered over six in-depth modules:

Module 1 – Introduction to Accounting and Finance

The introductory course module outlines the basics of both accounting and finance from a contemporary corporate perspective.  Along with an exploration of the key advantages and primary functions of professional accountancy, candidates explore the evolution of business finance and a breakdown of the accounting cycle.

Module 2 – Role of an Accountant

Course content in Module 2 focuses more specifically on the duties and responsibilities of accountants and finance managers, again in a modern business context.  Important accountancy terminology is introduced, along with a variety of common accounting methods and an overview of the primary advantages of the double-entry system.

Module 3 – The Balance Sheet

The following module provides candidates with a detailed dissection of business balance sheets, which are broken down into their primary components and investigated in-depth.  Candidates build a better understanding of how to prepare, use, analyse and optimise professional balance sheets.

Module 4 – Profit and Loss Accounts

Course Module 4 brings profit and loss accounts into discussion, incorporating an overview of the primary functions and value of P&L documentation.  Additional subtopics introduced include income measurement, income analysis, loss analysis and more.

Module 5 – Cash Flow Statement

The penultimate module explores analysis of funds in greater depth, in conjunction with a comprehensive dissection of professional cash flow statements.  Candidates investigate a variety of sources of business funds, the value and purpose on on-hand cash and the importance of effective cash flow monitoring/management in general.

Module 6 – Budgeting


The basics of business budgeting are introduced and explored in the closing course module, which provides candidates with a detailedsummary of the professional budgeting process.  The purpose and value of budgeting from a business perspective is discussed, along with managing budgets in accordance with business performance and the consequences of poor/inaccurate budgeting.

Payment Option

Paying in Instalments: £385(interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £85

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £25

Pay in Full: (£75 Discount) £310

Course Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementby ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.  The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.  The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.  To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3  against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.   ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met.  A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government.  They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF).  It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Q. How does Distance / Online Learning work?

All our courses offer the flexibility of learning. These are divided into units. After each course unit the student is required to complete and submit an assignment. Students work through each unit at your own pace. There are no deadlines for completing and submitting the assignments. Tutor marks the assignment and uploads the result on the portal. The student then moves on to the next unit and this way completes the course. All the submitted work is assessed by the awarding body at the moderation stage. Recognised Certificate is issued by the awarding body.

Q. When can I start the course?

You can start the course anytime. The enrolments are continued throughout the year.

Q. What is the enrolment process?

Enrolment process is very simple. After you have chosen the course you wish to take you can just fill in an online form and we will send you invoice for the course fee. On receipt of payment we will give you course access and your course tutor will contact you as well. You can even start right now by paying the course fee online.

Q. Can I take up the course if I am not in the UK?

Yes, you can. All our courses can be taken up and completed from anywhere around the world. If you are an international student you will enjoy the same support as any other student within the UK does.

Q. How long does it take to complete the course?

This entirely depends on you that how much time you dedicate to your studies and how fast you intend to complete the course. We have provided estimated study hours for each course on the course page. You can plan your study according to your own schedule.

Q. Will I get tutor support?

Yes. all our courses come will one to one tutor support. This support is available for duration of the course. Once you will enrol on the course you will be allocated an experience tutor who will guide you throughout the course. The tutor will mark your assignments and will provide you feedback on your submitted work. You can contact your tutor through email.

Q. Can I retake the assignment if I fail it once?

Yes, In that case your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and will highlight the areas where you need improvement.

Q. Is there any deadline for submitting the assignments?

No, there are no deadlines for the submission of assignments. Students work at their own pace and plan their study according to their own schedule. However you will submit one assignment at a time so that the tutor can mark one and can give you feedback. Following which you can move on to your next unit and assignment.

Q. Do I need to sit an exam at the end?

All our courses are assignment based. Your submitted work is assessed throughout the course. There is no final exam at the end.

Q. Do I need to purchase any text books?

College provides comprehensive course materials containing all the relevant information you require to complete the course. All this is all included in the course fee. However we encourage our students to undertake additional study on the topics. For further help we have provided additional supporting material on the portal. There are also useful links relevant to the course you are studying.

Q. English is not my first language can I still complete the course?

All our courses have been specially written for home study keeping in mind that our students come from all parts of the world and English is not the first language for most of them. Our course materials are written in easy to understand English. If you have basic English skills you can easily complete the course.

Q. What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific entry requirements for most of our courses. All you need to have is the motivation and commitment for completing the course.