What's Accounting like?
Accounting and finance are crucial to businesses and the public sector. With a Graduate Apprenticeship in Accounting, you'll learn all aspects of managing accounts and finance.
We've worked with colleges, universities and industry employers to create this qualification. You'll gain the skills and knowledge the industry expects from a graduate - and earn yourself a degree.
You'll gain a Graduate Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 10/11. When you complete it you'll achieve the following qualification(s):
BA (Honours) degree in Accounting
a professional body qualification
A Graduate Apprenticeship is about much more than getting a degree. As it’s work-based, you'll also gain a range of useful experience and skills, such as:
analysing complex financial information for clients
using financial models such as management accounting, budgeting and risk analysis
understanding digital technology to analyse and report data
making sustainable business decisions
providing specialist information
The key content areas which make up the Accounting Graduate Apprenticeship are:
core and meta-skills
general skills for working in a business environment
specific knowledge for working in an accounting environment
Your Graduate Apprenticeship will also help you to develop meta-skills. Employers value these skills, which include:
working with others
These skills are crucial for your future life and career as they help you to:
cope and excel during change
collaborate with others
You could look for roles such as:
accounts payable manager
Entry requirements for Graduate Apprenticeships vary by course and institution.
Each vacancy advert tells you what qualifications you need to start the apprenticeship. Or you can contact the university for guidance on entry requirements.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll study at university about 1 day a week. When you complete the apprenticeship you’ll have achieved an honours degree.
How long will it take?
This is a Graduate Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 11 (Masters degree level) and will take up to 5 years to complete.
You might complete the apprenticeship in a shorter time. That’s because you might have prior learning or experience that can be taken into consideration. This means you don’t have to repeat some parts of the qualification.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.