ATD: Level 1

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The Diploma course is administered in three levels, with each requiring an average of six months.

A student must book for all papers in a level unless has credits or is exempted.

Target Audience: The Accounting Technicians Diploma qualification equips candidates with skills and competencies to work as middle level accountants providing technical support in accounting, auditing and taxation in both the public and private sectors.

Course Content

LEVEL ONE

  • Paper 01: Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Paper 02: Introduction to Law and Ethics
  • Paper 03: Entrepreneurship and Communication
  • Paper 04: Information Communication Technology

PAPER NO. 2 INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND ETHICS
This unit covers the competencies required to apply law and ethics in an organisation. Competencies include: demonstrating foundational concepts in business law and ethics, illustrating the structure of court systems in Kenya, applying legal requirements in establishing a business, addressing civil wrongs using law of torts, preparing commercial contracts, applying partnership law in registering and administration of a partnership business and applying property law in registering interest in property.

PAPER NO. 3 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND COMMUNICATION
This unit covers the competencies required to apply entrepreneurial and communication skills in business management. It involves identifying concepts of entrepreneurship, identifying business opportunities, venturing into a new business, identifying appropriate business expansion strategies, developing a business plan, applying appropriate entrepreneurial marketing strategies and applying the concepts of business communication to manage an organisation.

PAPER NO. 4 INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
This unit covers the competencies required to demonstrate foundational concepts of ICT, operate computer hardware, use appropriate computer software, connect to computer networks and secure data in computer devices.

PAPER NO. 1 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
This unit specifies competencies required to maintain financial accounts of the business. It involves applying the legal and conceptual framework in preparation of financial accounts, accounting for revenues and expenses, accounting for assets and liabilities, accounting for assets and liabilities, correcting errors in accounting records and preparing financial statements for different business entities

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