The Foundation Apprenticeship in Accountancy will give students in S5 the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to enter a career in Accountancy. It also contributes directly to the achievement of the Modern Apprenticeship in Accountancy (AAT) by attainment of core units within the MA qualification and will contribute towards professional qualifications.
The Accountancy Foundation Apprenticeship includes the following core elements:
AAT is the UK’s leading accounting technician qualification professional membership body offering practical, vocational qualifications which provide students with internationally recognised finance and accountancy skills that can open doors in any industry across the world.
Units that are covered in the National Progression Award element (NPA) element of the course are:
Foundation Apprenticeships are directly aligned to three primary progression pathways.
The Foundation Apprenticeship in Accountancy is aimed at pupils with an interest and enthusiasm in exploring this area of work. Although set at SCQF Level 6, due to the contextualised learning experience where underpinning theory are aligned with industry, learners operating at SCQF Level 5 or above on entry are encouraged to apply.
Part-time day 2 years
The Foundation Apprenticeship supports the commitment to provide relevant work-based vocational education and training as part of the senior phase curriculum. This will prepare young people for direct entry into a career in the Accountancy sector by equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to work effectively from day one of employment. This includes both the development of practical and technical skills alongside the development of learner meta-skills, supported via the project-based learning. It also highlights meaningful vocational pathways as challenging and valuable alternatives to existing academic subjects.
The course is designed for S5 school pupils wishing to undertake the Foundation Apprenticeship (over two years) as an alternative to a Higher.
Assessment takes various formats. Some open book reports, presentation and observations and the AAT element is on-line test.
Interviews would be arranged by the school the pupil is attending
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