Professional Qualification Courses

In any organisation it is important to ensure that you and your workforce have the most up to date skills to carry out your roles successfully. Gaining a professional qualification is a great way for you to learn new skills, ensure best practice and advance your career.

Whether you are looking for new challenges or a way to advance within your organisation, studying for and achieving a professional qualification demonstrates enthusiasm and your ambition to be successful.

In some sectors there is even a legal requirement for you to hold or at least be working towards certain qualifications.

At Loughborough College we have a number of qualifications and associations with professional bodies:

  • Association of Accountant Technicians (AAT)
  • The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • The Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
  • International Association of Book-Keepers (IAB)
  • Level 1
    AAT Access (Level 1)

    AAT Access Level 1 Course is aimed at learners with little or no related experience looking to change career or for those who wish to improve business confidence and knowledge of finance.

    AAT Access is a short qualification that introduces you to fundamental business and financial skills required in accounting. It's a practical way to increase your employability, confidence and career prospects.

  • Level 2
    IAB Certificate in Computerised Accounting for Business (Level 1 and 2)

    This Level 1 and 2 combined course will introduce financial record keeping and account preparation within the scope of double-entry bookkeeping and enable candidates to record financial transactions in both a manual and computerised, double-entry bookkeeping system. The course will also allow candidates to assess their understanding of the importance of maintaining accuracy, security and integrity in preforming any bookkeeping task.

  • Level 3
    Award in Education and Training (Level 3)

    This award helps new teachers, tutors and trainers to develop the skills and understanding required for teaching and training in the Further and Higher Education sector in England. It leads towards further teaching qualifications for either an Associate Teacher Learning and Skills Status (ATLS) or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills Status (QTLS).

    This award has been designed as an introductory qualification for people aiming to teach, tutor or train in the Further Education Lifelong Learning Sector. This includes those wishing to work in adult and community learning, work-based learning, as well as teach in Further Education colleges.

    CIM Introductory Certificate in Marketing (Level 3)

    If you work in marketing, or you're looking to start your career then this Introductory Certificate in Marketing is the ideal way to learn more about what marketing is and how to approach working in a marketing role.

    Developing skills and knowledge through this internationally recognised qualification will help with career progression and you could take on a role as Marketing Assistant (£20,000*) and, with experience, advance to managerial roles (Marketing Manager - £40,000*).

    The course will provide essential skills and techniques which can immediately put in to practice in a marketing position.

  • Level 5
    Diploma in Education and Training (Level 5)

    Validated by The University of Warwick.

    The Diploma in Education and Teaching is aimed at full and part-time teachers who hold a full teaching role which involves planning, preparing materials, assessing, supporting students and teaching a variety of subjects and/or levels. Individuals working in the post-16 sector and 14-plus school link programmes are also welcome to apply.

    This course runs over a two year period however, you can also receive credit and recognition for the teaching qualifications that you already have. You may also be able to progress straight onto the second year of this exciting course.

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