MCAST Higher Diploma for Accounting Technicians

MCAST Higher Diploma for Accounting Technicians

MCAST Higher Diploma for Accounting Technicians
Course CodeBC5-01-16
MQF LevelLevel 5
Duration2 years full-time
Awarding BodyMCAST
FeesThere are AAT fees payable to AAT (UK) for exams set by and certificates awarded by the mentioned awarding body
Entry RequirementsMCAST Advanced Diploma in Accounting
Other Entry Requirements
Course DescriptionThis is a two-year programme at Level 5, which gives students the possibility of becoming members of the Association of Accounting Technicians (UK) and attain specialized certification for Accounting Technicians from this International awarding body int he are of Accounting, 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 at the end of this Level 5 Higher Diploma offered by MCAST. 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 study various aspects of accounting practice, with a further emphasis at this higher level on the areas of management, commercial law as well as taxation.
Study/Course DeliveryDelivery of lectures will be held in English
Assessment
Programme Learning Outcomes1. Develop a range of higher level Key Skills in Communication, Analysis, Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

2. Develop knowledge and skills in planning, analysis and reporting, integration of financial and costing data, the preparation, analysis and reporting of financial data

3. Prepare participants for progression for degree study in an accounting discipline and/or professional accounting body qualification

4. Prepare participants to integrate financial and management accounting with relevant business taxation and in preparation for employment in accounting related posts such as accounting technicians, audit assistant, credit management officer.

Core Study Units
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting (AAT Module)
  • External Auditing (AAT Module)
  • Management Accounting: Decisions and Control (AAT Module)
  • Credit Management (AAT Module)
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies (AAT Module)
  • Local Business Taxation
  • Local Personal Taxation
  • Management Accounting using Information Technology
  • Local Business Taxation
  • Management Accounting for Decision Making
  • Business Law
  • Management Accounting for Planning and Control
  • Accounting Systems and Controls (AAT Module)
  • Work Based Learning
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Presenting Financial Information

 

Specialist UnitsManagement Accounting: Budgeting (AAT Module) External Auditing (AAT Module) Management Accounting: Decisions and Control (AAT Module) Credit Management (AAT Module) Financial Statements of Limited Companies (AAT Module) Local Business Taxation Local Personal Taxation Management Accounting using Information Technology Local Business Taxation Management Accounting for Decision Making Business Law Management Accounting for Planning and Control Accounting Systems and Controls (AAT Module) Work Based Learning English for Academic Purposes Presenting Financial Information
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
  • Professional Accountancy Qualification (such as ACCA and ACA)
Career Opportunities
  • Accounts administrator
  • Accounts executive
  • Accounting technician
  • Audit assistant
  • Credit management officer
  • Senior accounts clerk