If you have a head for figures then a career in accounting could be for you.

Our courses and apprenticeships will provide you with the skills and experience you need to get the best possible start in London’s financial world, whether you want to be a high-flyer in the city or managing the books for local businesses.

Students have previously visited businesses and taken part in workshops and events hosted by global investment bank Goldman Sachs and financial giant KPMG, to find out about potential career opportunities and gain the employability skills needed to enhance their career prospects.

Our AAT Apprenticeships at Levels 2, 3 and 4 courses also enable you to study towards chartered qualifications, namely CIMA, ACCA, ICAEW, or alternatively degree programmes.

Our Accounting Academy offers a fast-track route into these professions for students aged 16 to 24, including summer internships, coaching and mentoring and the opportunity to network with industry professionals.

Accounting Courses and Apprenticeships at CONEL College

The School of Accounting offers progression from Level 1 to Level 4. All our courses are taught with a variety of approaches in mind, designed to make your learning experience the best it can be.

We offer Courses and Apprenticeships in:

  • Accounting
  • Computerised Accounting
  • Accounting (Technician)

Not ready for a full time accounting course? Take a look at our free short courses!


If you are unsure which course or level is right for you, we offer a free information, advice and guidance service across both our centres - please click here for more information.

Top facts about accounting courses in London

  • High levels of progression on courses from Level 2 to 3, and from AAT to employment.
  • Accounting Academy for 18 to 24s offers more ways to improve skills and gain experience.
  • Working with top employers has provided outstanding progression for a number of students.
  • 100% of students 2015/16 agreed the quality of teaching of these courses was very good.
  • High street bank described our apprentices as, ‘Absolutely brilliant, keen to learn and develop’.

What you could earn

Accountants: Hourly Pay L21.84, Weekly Pay L830, Annual Pay L43,160

Payroll Administrator: Hourly Pay L13.60, Weekly Pay L500, Annual Pay L26,000


Success Stories

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Diana Harriot

A truly exceptional learner, Diana passed her Level 3 diploma with a Distinction and was the only student in her year to achieve 100% in her bookkeeping exam. She gained...

Priscilla Fernandes

Priscilla is the first apprentice at CONEL to complete her Level 4 qualification at the first attempt. Her tutors described her as a very committed and confident learner who was...

Eden Mbuyi Kanangila

Eden was praised by his tutors for his incredible determination and commitment in forging ahead with his studies. During his diploma he showed himself to be eager to learn with...

Samrick Ghatoaura

I want to start my own accounting firm and learnt a lot at CONEL about what factors you need to look out for when setting up in business. My teachers...

Bolanle Lawal

The Apprenticeship has been very good in relating what I have been learning at the College to what I am doing at work every day. The tutors cover every aspect...

Tomas Peistaras

Accounting Excellence Award Winner Tomas has exceeded expectations and has grown in terms of skills, knowledge and confidence since joining the College. Engaging in College events, such as Open Days, undertaking...

Zedrah Galloway

Apprenticeship Excellence Award Winner Throughout the Apprenticeship Zedrah was extremely determined, dedicated, committed and focused. She was the first to complete the course well ahead of the cohort. Zedrah had excellent...

Haidar Arif

Apprenticeship Excellence Award Winner Since joining the college in 2013 Haidar, has been consistently hard working, approaching his assignments in a dignified manner gaining an excellent academic record. His attitude and...

Hafizu Mohamadou

Hafizu, who is now studying Level 3 Accounting believes that the course "changed his life both academically and professionally." Hafizu particularly enjoyed the class trip to the Bank of England...

Selles Chase

Selles believes that her course has built a foundation for her future. The course opened a new gateway for Selles and she has now chosen to continue her studies and...

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Zubeyde Ozsayan

I have found that being in the working environment and being able to see first-hand how accounting works, that I have picked up the information much more quickly and easily, and I have progressed quickly.

Zubeyde Ozsayan Accounting Level 3

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