If you’re interested in a career in accountancy or finance, this Foundation Apprenticeship will give you the unique opportunity to get real workplace knowledge and experience plus an industry recognised qualification.
In Scotland, around 86,000 people are employed in the financial services industry. You could be working in jobs like: actuary, management accountant, insurance broker, insurance risk surveyor, economist, investment analyst and investment banker.
Many roles come with excellent salary and benefits packages, as well as the offer of training to progress your career further. There are also excellent prospects of working in different locations as you develop your career.
You’ll gain a Foundation Apprenticeship in Accountancy, which is the same level of learning as an SQA Higher (SCQF level 6).
When you complete the AAT or ACCA units, you'll be awarded the Level 3/SCQF 6 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping.
As well as gaining a holistic overview of the accountancy sector, you’ll learn about:
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop core skills valued by employers, particularly:
These transferable skills are necessary and highly desirable for working in a range of other related jobs.
Your Foundation Apprenticeship gives you lots of options: it’s up to you where you go next.
You'll complete your Foundation Apprenticeship at school, alongside your other subjects. You'll spend time learning at a learning provider, such as a college, and with an employer on a practical work placement. It'll give your career a head-start, and look great on your CV.
If you're staying on at school, you can apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship.
You can use the search tool to find out if this subject is available at your school. Then just fill out the form to let us know you're interested, and we'll get back to you with more information.