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A Guide to Accounting Qualifications

If you are starting out or want to develop your career in accounting, there is an abundance of accounting courses to choose from at all levels, with a variety of study methods to suit you. Below is just a small sample of some of the courses available along with information on where to study.  Please note that Lloyd Barnes cannot be held responsible for the content of these external websites and this information should be used only as a guide.


Professional Bodies

  • AAT - The Association for Accounting Technicians
  • ICAEW - The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
  • ACCA - Association for Chartered Certified Accountants
  • ACA - Associate Chartered Accountant
  • CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • CIPFA - Chartered Institute for Public Finance & Accountancy
  • ICB - The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers


Where to Study?

  • Accountancy Learning - distance learning courses, e-learning platforms, portals and learning resources.  With an Exeter based office for drop in support, if required.
  • Floodlight Devon - Information on accountancy courses across the county.
  • Accountancy Plus Training - training venues in Plymouth, Exeter & Taunton.
  • Kaplan Financial Training - offer courses in 27 central locations throughout the UK as well as home study and online learning.