Financial services

If you’d like a career in this sector, Bristol is the second largest city for financial and professional services in the UK and there is a high demand for suitably qualified accounting staff.

City of Bristol College is a member of the Financial Services National Skills Academy and is the lead training provider in the South West.

Our courses are validated by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the Institute for Financial Services (IFS) and the International Association of Book-keepers (IAB) so you can be certain that your qualifications are of the highest standard. 


Accounting skills are highly in demand in Bristol due to the city’s status as one of the most important national centres for financial services. The College offers a comprehensive programme of AAT accredited courses which can help ensure you have the requisite skills to succeed in this important industry. 

AAT courses available at the College include: 

  • Accounting Foundation Certificate – Level 1 Certificate
  • Accounting – Level 2 Certificate
  • Accounting – Level 3 Diploma
  • Accounting – Level 4 Diploma

Our accounting students are among the most successful in the country, regularly achieving success in the Accounting World Skills competition.

We work closely with employers and provide training for companies such as:

  • Bristol City Council
  • Various local Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

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