This certificate level course ensures that students have a sound understanding of the techniques of double entry accounting and can apply its principles in recording transactions, adjusting financial records and preparing non-complex financial statements. 


On completion of this course students will be :

  • proficient in the use of double entry accounting techniques and the maintenance of accounting records;
  • able to identify and correct omissions and errors in accounting records and financial statements; and
  • able to specify the components of financial statements and prepare and present non-complex accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

Method of assessment

The Accounting module is assessed by a 1.5 hour computer-based exam. 40% of the marks are allocated from the preparation of single company financial statements, using a pro-forma template. The remaining 60% of the marks are from 24 multiple-choice or multiple-response questions. The pass rate is 55%.

Course Information

Each ICAEW Certificate classroom course will comprise an integrated teaching and revision phase culminating in a timed mock exam. It will be offered as a combination of weekday and weekend.

All course materials will be provided, including ICAEW mandatory materials and Vale FT course notes.

Classroom Course
  • Integrated Teaching and Revision: 5 days
  • Mock: invigilated & marked with feedback