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 also good benefits packages and in-job training courses to progress your career.
In Scotland, around 86,000 people are employed 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 Foundation Apprenticeship gives you a unique opportunity to get workplace knowledge and experience. You will also get an industry-recognised qualification.
(*Salary ranges from National Careers Service)
Your Accountancy Foundation Apprenticeship gives you lots of options, including:
You’ll gain a Foundation Apprenticeship in Accountancy, which is the same level of learning as an SQA Higher (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 will gain an overview of the whole accountancy sector and you will also learn about:
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will help you to develop core skills that employers need, such as:
These transferable skills are necessary and highly desirable for working in a range of other jobs.
You'll complete your Foundation Apprenticeship alongside your other school subjects. You'll work on projects supported by a learning provider, such as a college, as well as an employer. It will give you an industry-recognised qualification which will look great on your CV.
If you're staying on at school, you can apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship.
You can use this simple search tool to find out if this subject is available at your school. Then just fill out the short form that follows to let us know you're interested. We'll be in touch to help you get started.