Community Learning MK (CLMK) has been accredited by an internationally recognised body to deliver its accounting qualifications.
AAT (The Association of Accounting Technicians) is the UK’s leading qualification and professional body for technical accountants.
Its range of qualifications is open to all regardless of previous qualifications or age, and includes the AAT Accounting Qualifications, as well as bookkeeping and other finance qualifications.
CLMK, which is responsible for the council’s adult learning programme, will have room for up to 30 learners to study for Level 1 and Access courses in the AAT Accounting Qualification suite at the Rivers Centre in Bletchley.
Courses start running from April 2017.
Only AAT Approved training providers are allowed to deliver AAT qualifications and courses, and they must first go through a rigorous verification process.
Students therefore know that registering with an AAT Approved training provider will ensure they receive the highest standard of teaching.
Commenting on the announcement, Joanna Coffill, Curriculum Development Organiser for Business and IT at CLMK said: “AAT qualifications provide a prominent route to a career in the accounting and finance industries.
“CLMK will benefit from the ability to offer our students the chance to add to their financial skills and gain a professional status, through the combination of our AAT courses and the knowledge and expertise of our tutors.”
Mark Farrar, AAT Chief Executive Officer, added: “An AAT qualification is internationally recognised, and we are pleased that CLMK will now be offering its students the opportunity to take this significant step towards a career in professional finance.
“All businesses, public bodies and charities have requirements for well-trained finance staff, and students who achieve our qualifications demonstrate that they have the skills in place to carry out this important function.”
Anyone interested in the courses can call Joanna Coffill on 01908 556700 for further information.