MCAST Advanced Diploma in Accounting

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Accounting

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in Accounting
Course Code BC4-A3-16
MQF Level Level 4
Duration 2 years on apprenticeship
Awarding Body MCAST
Fees There are AAT fees payable to AAT (UK) for exams set by and certificates awarded by the mentioned awarding body.
Entry Requirements MCAST Diploma in Business


4 SEC/O-Level passes/SSC&P (Level 3) passes Compulsory: English Language and Mathematics

Other Entry Requirements
Course Description The Advanced Diploma in Accounting is a two-year programme of studies at Level 4, offered by MCAST, with the possibility for students to become members of the Association of Accounting

Technicians (UK) and attain certification by this international awarding body in the

area of Accounting Technicians, once the necessary assessments are carried out and competency successfully achieved in them. These AAT (UK) assessments will also contribute to attaining exemptions when furthering studies onto the ACCA or related programmes of higher education (once the Level 5 Higher Diploma offered by MCAST is completed). The course is intended to provide specialist support staff for employment in Accounting and Finance. Successful students will be qualified to carry out accounting or financial duties in the offices of practising accountants, in industrial and commercial organisations, as well as related work in other financial services organisations. Students will be studying various aspects of accounting practice, management, IT applications, communication, ethics and effective accounting operations.

Study/Course Delivery Class based lessons
Assessment Take Home Assignments, Time Constrained Assignments and computer based assessments
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Apply finance administration skills such as double entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles, and purchase, sales and general ledgers

2. Understand the processes and acquire the skills necessary to carry out the role of a finance officer

3. Lead a finance team

4. Apply the appropriate professional ethics required in an accounting environment.

Core Study Units
  • Processing Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Control Accounts, Journals and the Banking System
  • Basic Costings
  • Working Effectively in Accounting and Finance
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Accounts Preparation
  • Prepare Final Accounts for Sole Traders and Partnerships
  • Cash Management
  • Costs and Revenues
  • Indirect Tax
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Professional Ethics in Accounting and Finance
  • Office Practice Skills in Accountancy
  • SAGE Accounting
  • Work Based Experience in Accounting Environment
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion MCAST Higher Diploma in Accounting
Career Opportunities
  • Accounts administrator
  • Accounts executive
  • Accounting technician
  • Audit assistant
  • Credit management officer
  • Senior accounts clerk