Accounting and Bookkeeping

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Accounting and Bookkeeping

Level 1 - 3 qualifications for those aged 19+


Take the first step on your new career path

Studying business and finance can be the key to the door in a variety of industries, and it could be your first step to a career in administration, benefits, grants, sales, or even to becoming a chartered accountant.


We run courses throughout the year in bookkeeping, business skills, accounting, and software so we can make sure that you get the best start to your new studies.


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Who is this for?

If you are currently working in industry but want to upskill and progress.

If you are wanting to go self employed with more confidence with your finances.

If you are wanting a new career in finance.


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Our partner organisations

The qualifications are done through AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) who are an internationally recognised governing body in the finance industry. In 2019 NCL won the AAT Champion award.

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We have also partnered with Xero as the largest and largest growing accounting software provider in Europe, so that learners on our software courses are practicing using the software they are likely to see when they enter the workplace.

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How do I apply?

You can apply online for any of our courses here

You can call our Gateway team 0191 2773520

You can email


You will be asked to complete some initial assessments to make sure that you've applied for the right course for you and your goals.


How much will it cost?

Each course has a different price which you can see in the brochure or on the application page. Our prices are all inclusive with no hidden fees after registration. It will cover your registration with AAT, classes, study materials, and exams.


However, there are several funding options available which are assessed on an individual basis. You will be asked to provide some information to the Gateway team so they can assess your eligibility, when you apply.