Accounting, Bookkeeping and Business Skills

Accounting, Bookkeeping and Business Skills

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Accounting, Bookkeeping and Business Skills

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 business skills, bookkeeping, and accounting, so we can make sure that you get the best start to your new career.



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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.

If you are currently working in a different industry but want to make a switch.



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Our partner organisations

The qualifications are awarded 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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To ensure that learners have experience in the real world application of the theory we study, we also partnered with Xero as the largest and largest growing accounting software provider in Europe. Use of accounting software is woven into the courses at all levels, and our accounting learners are invited to become Xero Certified as well, it is likely that learners going on to work in finance offices will need to be familiar with cloud accounting.

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Our courses this year


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How do I apply?

Make an enquiry

You can call our Learner Services team on 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 on our website. 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 Student Experience team so they can assess your eligibility, when you apply.


What will I need?

Some of your learning will be online, which is also where resources will be stored and class work will be submitted. You will need a device with an internet connection. A PC or Mac is preferable, but Android/iOS devices will be able to access most of the content.


You will need a calculator, nothing fancy.