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: £28,662
Experienced salary: £55,774

Finance Officers

Average salary: £30,181
Experienced salary: £34,034

Financial Administrative Occupations

Average salary: £22,755
Experienced salary: £30,470

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 £50,523 per year. That is about £4,210 per month, or £24 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £23,608 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £117,576 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 £45,982 per year. That is about £3,831 per month, or £22 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,544 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £92,268 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 £42,023 per year. That is about £3,501 per month, or £20 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,132 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £66,312 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 £43,181 per year. That is about £3,598 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,970 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £87,012 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 £49,634 per year. That is about £4,136 per month, or £24 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £23,181 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £66,160 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 £43,887 per year. That is about £3,657 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,411 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £66,386 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 £51,583 per year. That is about £4,298 per month, or £25 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,620 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £99,716 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 £28,662 per year. That is about £2,388 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,535 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £55,774 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 £51,412 per year. That is about £4,284 per month, or £25 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £23,048 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £52,622 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 £34,611 per year. That is about £2,884 per month, or £17 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,418 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £57,394 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 £24,565 per year. That is about £2,047 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,417 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £40,530 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 £36,338 per year. That is about £3,028 per month, or £17 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £28,357 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £40,333 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 £23,813 per year. That is about £1,984 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,597 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £32,162 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 £25,355 per year. That is about £2,112 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,133 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,336 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 £22,589 per year. That is about £1,882 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,606 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,904 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 £30,181 per year. That is about £2,515 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,113 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,034 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 £22,755 per year. That is about £1,896 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,901 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,470 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 £25,979 per year. That is about £2,164 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,713 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £44,565 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 £18,513 per year. That is about £1,542 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,928 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,425 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 £22,214 per year. That is about £1,851 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,805 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,404 per year.

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