Accountancy is much more than numbers and figures. It's an area with exciting prospects and a huge variety of possible roles.
Many roles come with an excellent salary of around £22,000 at entry level to around £65,000-plus* later in your career. There are good benefits packages and in-job training courses to progress your career.
In Scotland, around 86,000 people work in the financial services industry. You could be working in jobs such as:
You could work in different locations in Scotland, the UK or abroad as you develop your career.
This apprenticeship gives you a unique opportunity to get workplace knowledge and experience. You'll also get an industry-recognised qualification.
(*Salary ranges from National Careers Service)
You’ll gain a Foundation Apprenticeship in Accountancy. That's the same level of learning as an SQA Higher, which is SCQF level 6.
This includes a National Progression Award (NPA) in Accountancy at SCQF Level 6.
It also includes, at SCQF level 6:
*When you complete the AAT units, you'll be awarded the AAT Level 2/SCQF 6 Certificate in Bookkeeping.
You'll gain an overview of the whole accountancy sector and you'll also learn about:
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop meta-skills. Employers value these skills, which include:
You'll need these transferable skills for working in a range of other related jobs.
Your Accountancy Foundation Apprenticeship gives you lots of options, including:
You'll do your Foundation Apprenticeship alongside your other school subjects. You'll work on projects with an employer and a learning provider, such as a college. It'll give you an industry-recognised qualification that's great for your CV.
Read our brilliant info on the Accountancy Foundation Apprenticeship to see how it works!
If you're staying on at school, you can apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship.
Use the search tool to find out if this subject is available at your school. Then fill out the form that comes next, to let us know you're interested. We'll get back to you with more information.