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Here are our five top things to look for when choosing an Accounting and Finance course:

1. Accreditation

Does the course offer lots of professional accreditation with the accounting bodies?

The more highly accredited a course, the less time it will take for you to qualify as an accountant once you have graduated. It’s a sign that the syllabus of the course is preparing you well for a career in Accounting or Finance.

Here at Chester, our Accounting and Finance course has the maximum accreditation available with all the major accounting professional bodies (ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA). Student membership of CIMA is also provided.

2. Employability Skills

Does the course prepare you for the world of work? Will you have the opportunity to learn key software packages and develop skills that employers are looking for?

The Accounting and Finance course at Chester offers lots of opportunities to practise and develop – for example, presentation, commercial awareness and problem solving skills. You will also have the opportunity to learn SAGE and Excel packages.

3. Connections with Industry

Does the course offer opportunities to connect with local businesses? Do external speakers from industry and the accounting and finance professions visit the course?

We arrange lots of talks with local businesses and plenty of opportunities for you to learn from accounting and finance professionals throughout the year. Lots of chances to network!

4. High Student Satisfaction

How high are student satisfaction ratings for the course?

Chester’s Accounting and Finance course has consistently high student satisfaction in each year's National Student Survey (91% in 2018) – above the sector average for Accounting and Finance courses.

5. Small Class Sizes

It is easier to learn and apply your knowledge if the course offers small class sizes rather than large lectures, so you get maximum support, engagement with fellow students and contact time with tutors.

At Chester, we offer all teaching in small workshops, which our students find is a great way to learn.

Find Out More

If you would like to find out more about Accounting and Finance at Chester, we would love to meet you at one of our upcoming Open Days. And if you have any queries in the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact me (Helen Clayfield) on / Tel: 01244 511418.

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