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Foundation Apprenticeship in Accountancy (SCP)

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

This course is for S5 pupils who are still at school

This course is for pupils who are in their final years of high school. This course is intended to be studied alongside your high school subjects.  

Accountants help individuals and organisations to keep track of their money and find new ways to grow their businesses and increase profitability. The Foundation Apprenticeship in Accountancy is a great way to get hands-on experience in this fast-paced and dynamic industry. You will have the unique chance to develop skills and knowledge across a range of accountancy topics as well as complete a valuable work placement with an employer. This course is an opportunity to gain an industry-recognised qualification and try out a career while you are still at school.  

The Foundation Apprenticeship in Accountancy is a two-year course that is open to pupils entering their fifth year. You must have the ability to study at SCQF Level 6 (Higher equivalent) in an education setting and meet the entry requirements of the course.  

What you will learn

  • Prepare Management Accounting Information
  • Prepare Financial Accounting Information
  • Analyse Accounting Information
  • Record Data in Ledger
  • Professional Values for Accountancy
  • Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Indirect Tax

Placement information

  • You will complete a valuable work placement in year two of the qualification and gain first-hand experience in the industry. 

How the course is assessed

  • You will be continually assessed throughout this course by both Edinburgh College lecturers and an employer at your work placement. 

Number of days per week

  • Year one – 2 afternoons per week 
  • Year two – 1 day per week  work placement followed by 2 afternoons per week to complete assessments

Entry requirements

  • Achieved or working towards Higher (A-C) in a relevant subject area – e.g. English, Accountancy or Finance by the end of S6

Or/and

  • NPA Business with Information Technology
  • The ability to work towards SCQF level 6 (Higher) qualifications
  • Interested in or considering a career in the Business Sector
  • Positive behaviour and school attendance report

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • If your application is successful you will be invited for an interview at Edinburgh College to assess if this is the correct course for you 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Gain accelerated entry onto the Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in Accounting  
  • Business HNC taught at Edinburgh College 
  • Business with Digital Marketing HNC taught at Edinburgh College 

Career options

  • Various jobs with an accountancy employer or in a related industry such as business and finance 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Part time 23/08/22 41 Weeks

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