If you would like a career in Finance, we have an array of courses from entry to degree level which will help you realise your potential.

Our courses can lead to employment in a range of organisations, as well as opportunities for further study.

We also offer a range of Business Professional Courses in Accounting & Finance, which can lead to qualifications from national awarding bodies such as Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

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Top career opportunities

Finance and investment analysts and advisers

Average salary: £32,760
Experienced salary: £55,370

Finance officers

Average salary: £26,291
Experienced salary: £39,749

Financial administrative occupations

Average salary: £21,923
Experienced salary: £34,154

Top jobs in sector

  • Financial managers and directors
    What does this career do?

    Financial managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate financial information and advise on company financial policy.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £58,261 per year. That is about £4,855 per month, or £28 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £27,123 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £118,186 per year.

  • Financial institution managers and directors
    What does this career do?

    Financial institution managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of banks, building societies, insurance companies and post offices.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,048 per year. That is about £1,837 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £12,667 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £46,925 per year.

  • Chartered and certified accountants
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group provide accounting and auditing services, advise clients on financial matters, collect and analyse financial information and perform other accounting duties required by management for the planning and control of an establishment’s income and expenditure.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £42,827 per year. That is about £3,568 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,917 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £71,323 per year.

  • Business and financial project management professionals
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group manage and oversee major projects across all sectors of modern industry, commerce and the public sector, in areas such as e-commerce, business analysis, finance, product development, marketing, human resources.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £44,470 per year. That is about £3,705 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £26,291 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £76,606 per year.

  • Quantity surveyors
    What does this career do?

    Quantity surveyors advise on financial and contractual matters relating to, and prepare bills of quantities for, construction projects and provide other support functions concerning the financing and materials required for building projects.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £50,190 per year. That is about £4,182 per month, or £24 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £26,458 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £78,104 per year.

  • Arts officers, producers and directors
    What does this career do?

    Arts officers, producers and directors assume creative, financial and organisational responsibilities in the production and direction of television and radio programmes, films, stage presentations, content for other media, and the promotion and exhibition of other creative activities.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £39,395 per year. That is about £3,282 per month, or £19 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £27,227 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £65,624 per year.

  • Brokers
    What does this career do?

    Brokers deal in commodities, stocks, shares and foreign exchange on behalf of clients or on own account, broker insurance and reinsurance, and buy and sell shipping and freight space.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £43,306 per year. That is about £3,608 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £23,462 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £75,878 per year.

  • Finance and investment analysts and advisers
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group advise customers, who may be individuals, companies or specialist groups, on the purchase of investments, insurance, mortgages, pensions and other financial services and products.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £32,760 per year. That is about £2,730 per month, or £16 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,362 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £55,370 per year.

  • Financial and accounting technicians
    What does this career do?

    Financial and accounting technicians work alongside accountants and other financial professionals in managing the financial affairs of organisations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £36,483 per year. That is about £3,040 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,840 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £59,696 per year.

  • Financial accounts managers
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group manage client accounts or departments within financial institutions (such as banks and insurance companies) or manage a variety of financial accounts within other organisations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,307 per year. That is about £2,442 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,072 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,314 per year.

  • Business and related associate professionals
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group advise on the effectiveness of an organisation’s procedures, systems and methods and perform other business and related functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 353: Business, Finance and Related Associate Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,813 per year. That is about £2,151 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,429 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £41,995 per year.

  • Public services associate professionals
    What does this career do?

    Public services associate professionals supervise, manage and undertake general administrative work in national and local government departments, organise the activities of local offices of national government departments, and promote the image and understanding of an organisation and its products and services to consumers and other specified audiences.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £36,462 per year. That is about £3,038 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,854 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,854 per year.

  • Credit controllers
    What does this career do?

    Credit controllers perform financial, administrative and other tasks in relation to credit control and debt collection.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,902 per year. That is about £1,825 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,098 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £32,531 per year.

  • Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks
    What does this career do?

    Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks maintain and balance records of financial transactions, oversee the operation of payroll functions and calculate hours worked, wages due and other relevant contributions and deductions.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,109 per year. That is about £1,925 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,890 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,147 per year.

  • Bank and post office clerks
    What does this career do?

    Bank and post office clerks deal with the payment and receipt of money, cheques and other routine financial transactions and open and close accounts. They advise upon financial products and services offered by banks, building societies and post offices.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,795 per year. That is about £1,982 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,930 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £36,795 per year.

  • Finance officers
    What does this career do?

    Finance officers oversee book-keeping, general accounting and other financial and related clerical functions mainly within local government and a variety of public sector organisations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Certificate

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £26,291 per year. That is about £2,190 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,781 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £39,749 per year.

  • Financial administrative occupations
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group carry out a variety of finance-related administrative functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 412: Administrative Occupations: Finance.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,923 per year. That is about £1,826 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,432 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,154 per year.

  • Office supervisors
    What does this career do?

    Office supervisors oversee operations and directly supervise and coordinate the activities of those carrying out general administrative and clerical work and performing specialist administrative and clerical duties in relation to finance, records, sales and other services to a variety of commercial, industrial and other non-governmental organisations and public agencies.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £27,331 per year. That is about £2,277 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,157 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,718 per year.

  • Debt, rent and other cash collectors
    What does this career do?

    Debt, rent and other cash collectors collect payments due or overdue from households and businesses and empty cash from prepayment meters or machines.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,450 per year. That is about £1,537 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,454 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,728 per year.

  • Sales related occupations
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group perform a variety of sales occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 712: Sales Related Occupations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,739 per year. That is about £1,644 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,349 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,744 per year.

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