Module Title:Cost and Management Accounting 1 for Higher Certificate in Accounting Students
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Problem solving exercises - student will work as part of a team to resolve various business scenarios. Class discussion/debate - students will be encouraged to actively participate in class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-learning - the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-directed independent learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a knowledge and understanding of the role of cost accounting in business management, and the ability to select, analyse and apply cost accounting techniques in typical business situations. •The depth and breadth of module content and assessment are designed to gain maximum exemptions from professional accountancy bodies, appropriate to a Higher Certificate in Accounting program.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Define and explain the key terms, concepts and practices for costing products and services.
LO2 Identify and apply appropriate cost accounting techniques when presented with defined practical business problems.
LO3 Analyse and interpret results and outcomes within a cost accounting framework and make recommendations.
LO4 Examine the tools and techniques that are used in the area of cost accounting.
LO5 Develop practical work-based skills through the practical application of cost accounting techniques in excel.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Financial Accounting

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting
Nature and role of cost and management accounting. Financial, cost and management accounting compared. Elements of cost and cost classification. Practical excel application.
Accounting for Materials and Labour
Direct and indirect materials. Materials control process and related documents. Material pricing (FIFO, LIFO and Weighted Average). Payroll procedures and control. Labour remuneration methods, including incentive schemes. Direct and indirect labour. Practical excel application.
Accounting for Overheads
Rationale for absorption costing. Overhead absorption rates (plant-wide and departmental). Allocation, apportionment and absorption into cost centres and cost units. Apportionment of service departments. Under and over-absorption of overheads. Practical excel application.
Costing Methods
Job and batch costing. Process costing (including normal and abnormal losses/gains). Service costing. Practical excel application.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Cost Accounting Excel Assessment 2,3,5 30.00 Week 12
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Practicals Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 9.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Practicals Every Week 0.50
Independent Learning Every Week 7.00
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBCAA_C Higher Certificate in Accounting 3 Mandatory