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Prepare to thrive in the accountancy profession.

This 120-credit online Accounting HND programme at CUC Online is a high-level qualification that delivers the technical and vocational skills most sought after by the accountancy sector. Modules in the Accounting HND programme are validated by Coventry University and are based on the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and the ICAEW Certificate in Finance Accounting and Business.

Completion of this programme will prepare you to study for professional Association of Accounting Technician (AAT), or pursue the status of Certified Chartered Accountant through professional exams and work experience. You can also top up by transferring these credits to a bachelor’s degree programme, such as our online Management and Professional Accounting BA.

Master the industry’s most sought-after skills with your Accounting HND.

  • Learn to draft and interpret financial statements, monitor and control cash receipts and payments, manage cash balances, grant credit and more;
  • Understand how to calculate income, and how to prepare income tax and capital gains computations;
  • Master analytical tools and techniques such as costing, performance monitoring, and income and expenditure forecasts;
  • Learn to manage financial performance, including budgeting;
  • Understand the principles of taxation, and credit management and control;
  • Familiarise yourself with theories and models related to the use and improvement of accounting systems to improve government and compliance.

Gain a competitive edge. Learn more now.

Request more information via the contact form on this page. You will then be put in contact with a Recruitment Advisor who will answer any questions you may have and assist you in the application process.

What will I learn?

  • Business finance;
  • Management information;
  • Accounting for business;
  • Economics for business.

On successful completion of the programme you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

Accounting context – business objectives, functions and business structures. The role of accounting and finance, the role of the accounting profession and the impact of the external environment. Also, core micro and macro-economic theory related to business.
Language and practices – the main current language and common practices deployed within accounting contexts as well as a number of alternative practices (for example, alternative recognition rules and valuation bases, approaches to control and decision making).
Preparation and recording – a critical examination of methods of preparing financial statements including the maintenance of financial records.
Analytical tools and techniques – critical analysis of pricing theory and models. Theories and models of management decision making and performance management using analytical tools and techniques.
Legislation and governance – the nature, principles and mechanisms of governance, accountability and audit (GAA) in contemporary business environments. Also, the fundamental principles of ethics and the assurance process as part of GAA, Management and leadership in Accounting.

How will this course be taught?

Online courses are designed to maximise the capabilities of today’s technologies in order to engage the full learning potential of each student. Tutors interact with students asynchronously (not in real time) using a robust virtual learning environment.

Module content incorporates online lectures, simulations, videos, audio, interactive animations, discussion boards, and in some cases, scheduled live classroom sessions. Through the web interface, you will be able to submit regular assignments and assessments, including homework, projects, tests and papers.

The convenient, flexible format allows you to study wherever there is access to the internet. The online classroom consists of a community of students, organised into small groups to form virtual classrooms. Expert tutors are available to answer questions about subject material, coordinate class discussions, assist with assignments, and provide personalised support.

How will I be assessed?

At Coventry University College there are no traditional final examinations to worry about. Instead, we’ll assess your learning through course work and phase tests.

You will be required to sit one phase test during a four module period under examination conditions which will take place at an approved centre near to your location. You will be required to make yourself available on a specific date and time for the phase test, this is usually a Friday of the study period, but the exact date and time will be confirmed to you as you start your module.

Tutors can provide support through regular updates and online tutorials

Entry requirements

All applicants will require:

  • 200 UCAS tariff points and 5 GCSE’s at A-C including Maths and English or equivalent.

International Students will additionally require:

  • English Language competence by completing a successful ‘Secure English Language Test’ or SELT. You can find a list of the Home Office’s approved SELT’s here.

Access students:
You need a pass in the Access to Higher Education Diploma, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade
A*–C, or specified equivalents.

If you do not fulfil the above entry criteria, you will be considered on an individual basis, taking into account your work experience, other qualifications and any training you have completed. Please contact our Recruitment Advisors for further information.

Fees and funding

The fees for this online course are paid on a modular basis. For self-funding or sponsored students this would take place at the point of enrolment for each module.

If UK/EU students are accessing a Student Loan, this will be drawn down at the start of each module and paid by Student Finance England.

UK/EU students
For the academic year 2016/17 each six week module block will cost £1,461.50 for a UK/EU student.

International Students

For the academic year 2016/17 each six week module block will cost £2,121.75 for an international student.

Where a student is self-funded or sponsor-funded, fees must be paid online prior to the commencement of each block of study.

As a full-time or part-time student resident in the UK or EU, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at Coventry University College from Student Finance England.

For more information regarding the fees and the funding options available call our Recruitment Advisors on freephone 08081 789636.

How to apply

Complete the contact form on this page or call our dedicated Recruitment Advisors at 08081789636 and they will assist you in making your application.

One of our Recruitment Advisors will advise you about the degree that best meets your requirements, assess your suitability and help you prepare your application.

We will work together to:
• Complete an online application form
• Provide documents (for example, identification, certificates, employers letters of support etc.)
Your application will then be passed to an academic team to be assessed, and a decision made.

Hows will this course enhance my career prospects?

Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to continue your studies to gain a BA (Hons) Degree in Accounting within Coventry University College. A HND qualification can also help you to enter the world of accounting at trainee level so that you can then progress your career as you gain work experience. Other jobs may include financial assistant and financial controller.
Coventry University College online is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The College provides a range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Professional body qualifications

Modules within the programme include units based on

  • AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting
  • ICAEW Certificate in Finance Accounting and Business,

This is however not a condition of academic credit as assessments for the professional qualifications will be independent from those undertaken for the academic award.

Should you decide to take the professional qualification with AAT or ICAEW, there will be additional student membership and assessment fees. Please see the links below for further details: