Accounting T Level
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.
A minimum of 5 GCSE subjects consisting of 3 at grade 5 including English and Maths, and 2 at grade 4.
What will I study?
The breadth of content will ensure you can apply your 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:
This provides you with the knowledge that underpins the industry with topics including:
- The Business Environment
- Careers within the Finance and Accounting Professions
- Professionalism and Ethics/Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
- Security and Risk
- Professional Services
- Fundamentals of Law
- Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
- Data Driven Innovation/Analytics and Design Thinking
- Research Skills
- Project/Change Management and Administration
- Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (Accounting pathway content)
The Occupational Specialism pathway is Assistant Accountant. Students who complete this will gain the knowledge and skills required to progress into a skilled occupation or further study including higher education; for example a higher or degree level apprenticeship, or higher-level technical study. The qualification was therefore developed in close collaboration with experts from professional bodies, businesses and universities.
Content of the specialism includes:
- Double Entry Bookkeeping
- Error Checking and Journal Entries
- Preparation of Financial/Management Accounting Documents
The industry placement (315 hours) allows you to develop your 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 three full days per week. These will be mainly classroom based, when in College, but you will also undertake experiential learning. Over the two years of your technical qualification studies you will spend 80% on College-based studies and 20% on employer work experience. Your studies in College will be a combination of 30% online learning and 70% face-to-face onsite, with 90% classroom based and 10% undertaking simulated practical activities. Our methods of delivery will include 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, you must have results for both sub-components - the Core (written) examinations and the Employer-set project. The combined results from these will be aggregated to form the overall Core Content component grade (A* to E and U).
If you fail to reach the minimum standard across all sub-components, you 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
You are also required to successfully achieve a Distinction/Merit/Pass grade in one of the Occupational Specialism components. If you fail to reach the specified level of attainment, you will receive a U grade.
Your next steps
This qualification was developed in collaboration with experts from professional bodies, business and universities to enable students completing it to progress into a skilled occupation or further study; for example a higher or degree level apprenticeship or higher level technical study.
What can I do after I complete my T Level course?
These courses are designed to provide you with the skills needed to apply for employment in the relevant industry. Alternatively, you can progress to university to study further or you could apply to study an apprenticeship.
What UCAS points do T Levels carry?
UCAS tariff points were allocated to T Levels in 2019, with the top T Level grade equal to achieving 3 A* at A Level. Points have been allocated to the overall T Level grade, and students must achieve at least an overall pass grade to receive UCAS points.
Do I have to find my own work placement?
We have a Work Placement team based at the College who will arrange this for you with participating employers, ensuring you can gain the knowledge you need.