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Professional Studies

Professional courses are ideal for those in work and who wish to enhance their career prospects or maybe consider a change of career. The courses at Oaklands College are professionally accredited by AAT, The professional body for accounting technicians, and Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) - both well recognised by employers.

We recognise the need for professionals to gain an award while continuing their employment and the following courses can help you achieve that.

Choose from a variety of bookkeeping courses to suit you, including computerised accounting courses available from Oaklands College.

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are work-based awards in England that are achieved through assessment and training. It’s an ideal way to learn without having to give up work and employers agree that they demonstrate the true skills of an employee.

We support organisations by providing bespoke training solutions that fit your exact needs. The College can organise a complete training session for your staff, including curriculum, staff and facilities. Please contact us for more details.

Find a course to suit you from the list below. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000 or email info@oaklands.ac.uk

AAT Level 1 Award in Computerised Accounting

  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Duration10WK 10 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Duration13WK 13 weeks
  • 2Level 2
  • SSt Albans Campus

  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Duration21WK 21 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Duration10WK 10 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

The course consists of six units covering topics such as: Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation, Indirect Tax (VAT), Professional Ethics in Accounting, Spreadsheet Software & Introduction to Management Accounting.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • SSt Albans Campus

  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Duration12WK 12 weeks
  • SSt Albans Campus

You will undertake the following units:

  • Understanding the organisation ennvironment
  • Understanding organisation culture and ethics
  • Managing stress and conflict in the organisation
  • Solving problems by making effective decisions in the workplace
  • Becoming an effective leader
  • Developing mental toughness
  • Planning and leading a complex team activity

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration31WK 31 weeks
  • 4Level 4
  • SSt Albans Campus

  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Duration10WK 10 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

This qualification consists of five units.You must pass all five units in order to gain the qualification.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • SSt Albans Campus

You will complete the following units:

  • Understanding the management role to improve management performance
  • Setting team objectives in the workplace
  • Leading and motivating a team effectively
  • Understanding conflict management in the workplace
  • Planning change in the workplace
  • Understanding good practice in the workplace

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration16WK 16 weeks
  • 3Level 3
  • SSt Albans Campus

The course consists of four Mandatory Core units and two Optional units. The Core units are Financial Statements, Budgeting, Financial Performance and Internal Control and Accounting Systems. Currently the following optional units on offer are Personal Tax and Business Tax; however, this may be subject to change.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration2YR 2 Year
  • SSt Albans Campus

This qualification consists of five units.You must pass all five units in order to gain the qualification.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration30WK 30 weeks
  • SSt Albans Campus

You will complete the following units:

  • Understanding the management role to improve management performance
  • Setting team objectives in the workplace
  • Leading and motivating a team effectively
  • Understanding conflict management in the workplace
  • Planning change in the workplace
  • Understanding good practice in the workplace

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration16WK 16 weeks
  • 3Level 3
  • SSt Albans Campus

  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Duration13WK 13 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration13WK 13 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus