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    Could anyone please give me their opinion on this course - http://www.halesowen.ac.uk/index.cfm...l&courseid=501

    Ideally i would like to work in the accounting industry.
    I would be hoping to do this course to go on into uni and do Accounting and Finance, do you think this would be a good starting point / suitable?

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    (Original post by zippo203)
    Could anyone please give me their opinion on this course - http://www.halesowen.ac.uk/index.cfm...l&courseid=501

    Ideally i would like to work in the accounting industry.
    I would be hoping to do this course to go on into uni and do Accounting and Finance, do you think this would be a good starting point / suitable?

    Thanks
    depends on your ambitions.

    However for a post-16 qualification to uni A-levels are your best bet. A lot of top employers may as for A-level maths for accounting positions along with a degree.

    If you don't want to go to sixth form I suggest you do an accredited training course that will allow you to train as an accountant, then after so many years of working in the field apply to uni as a mature student. That said I don't think it would be easy to get an accounting job with just GCSE, not sure though, you may explore that yourself.

    The thing about BTECs are that they are time consuming, an awful lot of work goes in to them to get the top grade of DDD, which is still not seen as really comparable to AAA at A-level. E.g. may universities will ask for DDD in a BTEC but only ABB at A-level.

    The amount of work you would put in over the year for a good grade in BTEC, if you put in the same amount for A-levels, you would more than likely get AAA-ABB.

    This course doesn't seem to be accredited by any accountantcy body so stay clear of it if you are looking for employment with it.
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    (Original post by bestofyou)
    depends on your ambitions.

    However for a post-16 qualification to uni A-levels are your best bet. A lot of top employers may as for A-level maths for accounting positions along with a degree.

    If you don't want to go to sixth form I suggest you do an accredited training course that will allow you to train as an accountant, then after so many years of working in the field apply to uni as a mature student. That said I don't think it would be easy to get an accounting job with just GCSE, not sure though, you may explore that yourself.

    The thing about BTECs are that they are time consuming, an awful lot of work goes in to them to get the top grade of DDD, which is still not seen as really comparable to AAA at A-level. E.g. may universities will ask for DDD in a BTEC but only ABB at A-level.

    The amount of work you would put in over the year for a good grade in BTEC, if you put in the same amount for A-levels, you would more than likely get AAA-ABB.

    This course doesn't seem to be accredited by any accountantcy body so stay clear of it if you are looking for employment with it.
    For Accountancy none of the BIG 4 ask for Maths at A-level, its not necessary to do it. I would however recommend A-levels on the whole as they give you a lot more flexibility and academic rigor compared to a BTEC, that is not to say you couldn't break into accountancy with a BTEC.
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    (Original post by Jack McGill)
    For Accountancy none of the BIG 4 ask for Maths at A-level, its not necessary to do it. I would however recommend A-levels on the whole as they give you a lot more flexibility and academic rigor compared to a BTEC, that is not to say you couldn't break into accountancy with a BTEC.
    I'm near sure I've seen it asked somewhere. I think they ask for GCSE B+ then? Maybe got confused with that.
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    (Original post by bestofyou)
    I'm near sure I've seen it asked somewhere. I think they ask for GCSE B+ then? Maybe got confused with that.
    GCSE B or above is normal. Not A Level maths though. They test your numerical ability during the application procedure.
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    (Original post by zippo203)
    Could anyone please give me their opinion on this course - http://www.halesowen.ac.uk/index.cfm...l&courseid=501

    Ideally i would like to work in the accounting industry.
    I would be hoping to do this course to go on into uni and do Accounting and Finance, do you think this would be a good starting point / suitable?

    Thanks
    The question is, do you really want to do a 2 year course? If yes, then evaluate all the available colleges in your neighbourhood. However, its a good think to contemplate and understand if there are other courses which offer you better opportunities at either getting a job or will help you in starting your own business. There are some really good distance education and part-time colleges in UK, which have tied with ACCA, AAT etc to provide such courses. Kaplan is one, Home Learning College is considered as one of the best. It might be a good idea to contact them and check their courses.

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