Selby College relaunches training for future accountants



A college in NORTH Yorkshire has appointed an industry expert to help revive their accounting course.

Sarah Murphy, an experienced and qualified Chartered Accountant, will teach the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) courses at Selby College.

Sarah worked in accounting practice for over nine years, previously as an audit manager and exam training manager for an audit, tax and consultancy firm where she managed the AAT and ACA interns from the ‘business.

The course is designed to provide a solid foundation in financial administration, covering areas such as double-entry accounting, cost fundamentals, and the use of accounting software.

It is ideal for people who want to work in accounting or finance, or already do so and want to obtain a formal qualification to improve their career prospects.

The course is accredited by the AAT, which is the UK’s leading professional body for beginning accountants. It provides qualifications that teach practical skills for the workplace. All units are assessed by the AAT through a series of computerized assessments.

Sarah also holds a Diploma and Doctorate in Commerce and a Masters in Sustainable Development, and is working on her Graduate Certificate in Education.

“Going from accounting practice to the education sector is a natural step for me. I look forward to teaching in the AAT course and being able to use my experience to add context to the courses so that students can understand real businesses and develop relevant and useful skills, ”said Sarah.

“The AAT course is a respected qualification in the accounting profession and provides students with an excellent foundation in accounting, bookkeeping, software and more, ensuring they have the expertise to start a successful career in the industry.

“Additionally, thanks to the flexibility of course delivery, learners can gain their qualification alongside other commitments, making it ideal for adult learners looking to change careers or upgrade,” Sarah added.

This comes as the College recently changed the format of its AAT course, which is now delivered using a mix of face-to-face and online learning.

Andy Brown, program manager, said Sarah’s experience and knowledge within the industry would be an asset to the course and allow students to learn from best practices.

“Sarah’s appointment has come at a fantastic time as we have recently changed the delivery of our AAT course to reduce the time students need to enter college, which means they can learn around the job. and other commitments – making it a viable option for those aspiring to a career in accounting or finance. ”

The AAT Level 2 course will be offered at Selby College every Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Learners will also be offered a personalized time slot to meet their individual needs, which can be done remotely or face to face.

Sessions of the AAT Level 3 course will be held on campus every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with one-on-one support slots also offered.


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