Course type: T Levels • Awarding/exam body: Pearson

The T Level Technical Qualification in Accounting is designed to enable learners to become an Assistant Accountant. It's a two year, full-time course equal to three A Levels

The T Level is different to the BTEC and A Levels as you will complete a substantial Industry Placement in an accounting department, where you will not only gain the knowledge and skills required to progress into the industry, but you will also have relevant work experience. The T Level is assessed via two examinations and two projects.

Around 80% of your time will be spent in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where you’ll put these skills into practice. You will be assessed via two examinations and two projects.

After successful completion of the Accounting T Level, you will receive an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction or distinction. You will get a nationally recognised certificate which will show your overall grade and a breakdown of what you have achieved.

To help you get into higher education, UCAS tariff points will be allocated to T Levels. UCAS points will only be allocated to the overall T Level grade.

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Course Units

You will learn about the following topics:

The business environment
Careers within the finance and accounting professions
Professionalism and ethics/equality, diversity and inclusion
Security and risk
Professional services
Fundamentals of law
Fundamentals of financial accounting
Data driven innovation/analytics and design thinking
Research skills
Project/change management and administration
Fundamentals of financial accounting (accounting pathway content).
As part of this study programme, you will develop your maths and English skills, and attend tutorials and Individual Development (ID). All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.

Course Assessment

Assessments will take place throughout the 2 years and consists of: Core Component - 2 Externally written papers which are graded A-E Employer Set Project - Graded A-E Synoptic assessment - Graded as Pass, Merit, Distinction

*other elements such as a 315-hour industry placement that is related to accounting will need to be successfully completed for students to be awarded the T Level.

This Course Can Lead To…

The T Level in Accounting is designed to enable learners to become an Assistant Accountant it will open up many opportunities while your industry placement highlights your commitment to careers in this area. You will have opportunities to progress to university degrees, higher apprenticeships or directly to the workplace. This qualification is intended for those who wish to pursue a career In Accounting and Finance.

Entry Requirements

6 GCSE grades 4-9, including grade 5 in maths and grade 5 in English Language

Course Highlights

You will gain industry insights through industry placements and work related learning. You will have the opportunity to network with professionals, develop employability and soft skills as well as taking part in trips and visits to related and relevant businesses.