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T Level

Accounting T Level

Subject Area
Business & Professional Studies
Start Date
September 2022
Study Mode
2 years
Level 3

This qualification will provide classroom theory, practical learning and 315 hours industry placement with an employer. It has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses, so that it meets the needs of industry and to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training relevant to the T Level.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 subjects at grade 4 or above including English and Maths.

What will I study?

The breadth of content will ensure students can apply their skills for different purposes and in different roles. The Technical Qualification is the main classroom-based element of the course and consists of two components:

Core Content
This provides students with the knowledge that underpins the industry. The employer-set project provides the opportunity to develop and apply a minimum range of core skills important for employability.

Occupational Specialisms
Occupational Specialisms ensure students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a level of competence needed to enter employment in the occupational specialism, and are organised around ‘performance outcomes’ that indicate what the student will be able to do as a result of learning and applying the specified knowledge and skills.

Students will learn about the following topics:

  • The Business Environment
  • Careers within the finance and accounting professions
  • Regulation
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Security and risk
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Professional services
  • Fundamentals of law
  • Fundamentals of financial accounting
  • Technology
  • Data-driven innovation/analytics and design thinking
  • Research skills
  • Project/change management and administration
  • Fundamentals of financial accounting (Accounting pathway content)

English, maths and digital provision are also built into the classroom-based element of the T Level, meaning students will be given a solid foundation of transferable skills.

The industry placement allows students to develop their subject-specific skills as well as those necessary to working in any environment, such as effective planning, working with others, health and safety and promoting equality and diversity.

Method of delivery

Your studies will be across 3 full days. These will be mainly classroom-based, when in College, but you will also undertake experiential learning.

Over the 2 years of your Technical Qualification studies you will have 80% College-based studies and 20% employer work experience. Your studies in College will have a combination of 30% online learning and 70% face-to-face on-site, with 90% classroom-based and 10% undertaking simulated practical activities.

Our methods of delivery will include delivery to large groups of students online, accompanied by workshops, tutorials, some independent studies, problem-solving, and work-based learning.

How will I be assessed?

Core Content component:

  • Paper A written examination
  • Paper B written examination
  • Employer-set project

In order to achieve a grade for the Core Content component, students must have results for both sub-components - the Core (written) examination and the Employer-set project.

The combined results from these sub-components will be aggregated to form the overall Core Content component grade (A* to E and U).

If students fail to reach the minimum standard across all sub-components, they will receive a U grade. No overall grade will be issued for the Core Component until both sub-components have been attempted.

Occupational Specialism Component:
• Synoptic assignments

The student is also required to successfully achieve a Distinction/Merit/Pass grade in one of the Occupational Specialism components. If the student fails to reach the specified level of attainment, they will receive a U grade.

Good course combinations

This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

This technical qualification will support students onto a range of progression routes including employment, higher education and higher apprenticeships.

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