Accredited Level 2 Diploma in Accounting


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Accredited Level 2 Diploma in Accounting


The Accredited Level 2 Accounting Diploma has been designed to help students develop knowledge and understanding of the purposes of accounting, its concepts, techniques and procedures. Studying the course will enable students to apply this knowledge and understanding to a variety of accounting problems and develop an appreciation of the role and limitations of accounting in decision-making.

This course can be used in preparation for progressing to higher level study in relevant accounting subjects (for example Accredited Level 3 Diplomas) or as a vehicle for career development or to fulfil entry requirements to education courses.

Study of this course will also assist you in acquiring a range of important and transferable skills including data skills, recognising the nature of problems, solving problems and making decisions using appropriate accounting tools and methods.

The course is a year in length and divided into 2 units of study. At the end of each unit there is an associated TMA (Tutor Marked Assessment) which students are required to complete and submit. The course is formally assessed by an average grade being attained from the 2 submitted Assessments.

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You can enrol on the course at any time.

Awarding Body 

CIE Global


Course Content


Unit 1: Financial Accounting and Final Accounts

Module 1: Introduction to Financial Accounting

Understanding why it is important to keep records 

Listing the books of original entry and explaining the principle of double-entry bookkeeping

Recording transactions from prime documents

Entering a series of transactions into T-accounts

How the double entry system follows the rules of the accounting equation

How to reconcile the business bank account with the bank statement

Balancing the accounts

How to draw up a trial balance

How to correct errors in the accounts


Modules 2 & 3: Final Accounts and Further Aspects

Understanding financial accounting 

Developing the ability to produce final accounts for sole traders.

Understanding the difference between capital expenditure and revenue expenditure

Developing skills in making adjustments for accruals and prepayments

How to make provisions for doubtful debts and bad debts

Making adjustments to the accounts at the year end.

Preparing Financial Statements: Profit and Loss Account and Balance Sheet



Unit 2: Financial Accounts and Companies


Module 4: Other Financial Accounts

Manufacturing Accounts

Partnership Accounts


Module 5: Companies and Interpretation of Accounts

Limited Companies

Analysis and Interpretation of Accounts

Categories of Ratio


Entry Requirements

Basic English reading and writing skills, as full tutor support is given.

All students must be 16 years of age or above.


Study Hours

Approximately 160 hours.


Course Duration 

1 Year.


Assessment Method

Two tutor marked assignments; one assignment after each unit.

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