Additional qualifications

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Impress prospective employers and stand out when you enter the job market by gaining additional qualifications on top of your degree.

These qualifications show that you have the practical and professional skills needed to work effectively in the workplace. You can gain these as part of a course module, or by going to extra study sessions.

Six additional qualifications you can get


iDEA (Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award) - Embedded in all of our first year undergraduate programmes, this qualification will give you digital, enterprise and employability skills to help you secure your first job.


Excel - This qualification will help you get the most out of spreadsheets. You can take it as part of the Data Analysis for Business module, which is studied on the first year of BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance and several other business programmes.


Sage - This hugely popular accounting software is a vital tool for accountants. Learn how to use it effectively as part of the Accounting Information Systems module on our accounting courses.


Bloomberg Market Concept - This two-day training course gives you a certificate that’s highly valued by employers in financial markets.


Minitab Statistic and Econometric Software - Learn how to unlock the value of data and develop solutions to business problems with this industry-wide tool, which is embedded in the Data Analysis module on several of our business and accounting courses.


Lexis Nexis and Westlaw - Learn how to use the two most popular databases that professional lawyers refer to in their legal research. You can access this training on our law courses.