The AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business covers a range of foundation accounting, finance and business skills in nine mandatory units (330 guided learning hours). The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are well prepared to progress into a business, finance or professional accountancy career or further education.
This qualification will prepare 16 - 19 year olds for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration - covering areas such as double entry book-keeping and basic costing principles, alongside complementary business communications and personal skills.
Learners will develop personal and practical skills in how to communicate effectively with patients, visitors and members of the health service team and gain an understanding of hospital and general practice procedures, diary management, filing, the use of office equipment and IT.
Learners will also develop an understanding of health and safety in the workplace and its impact on the working environment particularly with regard to the hazards relating to the medical field. They will also gain an understanding of and be able to correctly use a range of medical terms, develop an understanding of the principles of medical ethics and etiquette and confidentiality which are essential to fulfilling the role of the medical administrator/receptionist.
Learners will learn a wide range of specialist medical terminology, as well gain an understanding of how to manage their time and workload, work as an effective team member, implement efficient administrative systems and procedures and develop the practical skills required to produce appropriate business and medical documentation. Supporting the needs of a busy consultant and/or health care team whilst dealing with patients, play a major part in fulfilling the role of a medical administrator and the learners' development of communication skills and an understanding of patient confidentiality are key to ensuring they will be able to meet these requirements effectively.
Cardiff & Vale College specialises in offering courses that develop technical skills and knowledge alongside business acumen for management careers. The Foundation Degree in Service Sector Management is designed to offer an appropriate Higher Education progression route for students who have completed level 3 vocational qualifications in areas such as Hair & Beauty, Catering & Hospitality, Construction and Built environment and other service sector industries e.g retail. Additionally, the course would be appropriate for small business owners who operate in the service sector and wish to enrol upon a course that could help them develop as a person and help to develop their business. In addition to including a range of contemporary business modules, the course also aims to develop the individual; important as many professional bodies and Sector Skill Councils are prioritising the development of professional skills and competencies in addition to subject based knowledge.
As many students will go on to run their own business or work for large corporate clients, course content covers key areas such as managing customers & quality, entrepreneurship & business start –up and managing people. Students will have the opportunity to complete 60 credits of WBL specifically linked to their vocational discipline.
This Human Resources Practice - CIPD Certificate Level 3 qualification provides you with a firm foundation in all areas of HR, helping you to develop essential HR skills and the confidence to be more effective at work by adding real value to your HR function.
This qualification is recommended for those who are: new to HR, working in an HR support role and wishing to develop their knowledge and skills or those looking to further their HR career with a professional qualification.
This vocational Business Studies course integrates key aspects of business in the workplace. You will study modules that provide a well-rounded knowledge base, giving you the confidence to work as a professional within any organisation. The course combines practical experience with business theory to develop an in-depth understanding of business operations, and how different areas of a business work together effectively.
You will learn through a mixture of taught modules, practical exercises and work based experience. The emphasis is on continuous assessment throughout the course, with some modules having an examination as part of the assessment.
The course is designed for those who are seeking career progression, while also providing the opportunity to top-up to a full honours degree at our partner university.