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Course Duration
2 Years

Examination Board

Entry Criteria
Grade 5 in English and maths and at least 3 other subjects at a grade 6 or above or a distinction in BTEC Business

Why study a T level?

Find out more information about T Level Accounting on the T Levels website.

T Level Accounting

What will I study during the course duration?

Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

  • The business environment 
  • Careers within the finance and accounting professions 
  • Regulation 
  • Professionalism and ethics/equality, diversity and inclusion 
  • Security and risk
  • Professional services 
  • Fundamentals of law 
  • Fundamentals of financial accounting 
  • Technology 
  • Data driven innovation/analytics and design thinking 
  • Research skills  
  • Fundamentals of financial accounting (accounting pathway content).

How will I be assessed?

The Accounting T Level is comprised of four elements listed below.

Externally Set (covering all core content, graded A*-U):

  • Core Examinations – knowledge, skills and understanding that go across the specification
  • Employer Set Project – English, maths and digital skills for the route

Externally Assessed Synoptic Assessment (graded P, M, D, U):

  • Occupational Specialism – Assistant Accountant

Industry Placement (minimum 315 hours)

Additional qualifications required by the accounting industry 

Career opportunities and Future study

This Technical Qualification aligns to the Payroll Administrator and Assistant Accountant Level 3 Apprenticeships and, therefore, supports progression to job opportunities in accountancy and payroll. 
Job roles could include: 
  • Payroll administrator 
  • Payroll junior 
  • Payroll officer 
  • Payroll clerk 
  • Assistant accountant 
  • Trainee accounting assistant 
  • Account clerk 
  • Cashier finance assistant 
  • Purchase ledger clerk 

Alternatively, students could progress to the Level 3 Payroll Administrator or Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship to develop and gain certification of their occupational competence, or they could progress to higher-level Apprenticeships such as the Level 4 Professional Accountant or Taxation Technician depending on their skills or experience. Where students may not have access to an Apprenticeship or would prefer a more academic route, they could progress to relevant Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes or degree programmes.