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How long you will study
1 year

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Course starts
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About Accounting at The Open University

Please note that the final enrolment date for this qualification will be 15th March 2018 after which it will no longer be available to new students. You must complete your study by 31st December 2019. If you would like to discuss your options with one of our advisers, please contact us or book a call back.

If you want a route into the accountancy profession or need accounting skills at work, this certificate is for you. You'll gain knowledge and understanding of financial and management accounting and its role in business organisations - including how to prepare accounts and how to use accounting information for decision-making, planning and control. You'll also explore issues of business law, corporate governance and ethics as they relate to accounting and management.

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You'll be supported throughout by the OU's unique style of teaching and assessment - which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

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