Accounting T Level

T Levels are new two-year, Level 3 study programmes that will follow the study of GCSEs and Technical Awards at Key Stage 4 and offer an attractive alternative to A Levels and Apprenticeships. T Levels will combine classroom theory, practical learning and a minimum 315 hours of industry placement with an employer to make sure students have real experience of the workplace. The Technical Qualification (TQ) is the main classroom-based element of the T Level and students will learn from a curriculum that has been shaped by industry experts. During the two-year programme, students will learn the core knowledge that underpins each industry, and they will develop occupationally specific skills that will allow them to enter skilled employment within a specific occupation. The T Level programmes have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work. They provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door to highly skilled employment, an Apprenticeship or higher-level study, including university.




Level 3

Course Type

16 +


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 60067y1 09/09/24 03/07/26

What will I study?

Students will learn about the following topics:

  • 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
  • Project/change management and administration
  • Fundamentals of financial accounting (accounting pathway content).

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Minimum five grade 4-9 at GCSE or successful completion of the Level 2 course, and English and/or maths at grade 4.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will take place throughout the 2 years and consists of: Core Component - 2 Externally written papers which are graded A-E Employer Set Project - Graded A-E Synoptic assessment - Graded as Pass, Merit, Distinction

*other elements such as a 315-hour industry placement that is related to accounting will need to be successfully completed for students to be awarded the T Level.

What qualification will I achieve?

Technical Qualification in Accounting

What can I do after completing this course?

Students who complete a T Level Technical Qualification in Accounting will be able to choose between moving into a skilled occupation or further study including higher education; for example, a higher or degree level Apprenticeship, or higher-level technical study.

  • Payroll administrator
  • Payroll junior
  • Payroll officer
  • Payroll clerk
  • Assistant accountant
  • Trainee accounting assistant
  • Account clerk
  • Cashier finance assistant
  • Purchase ledger clerk.

Are there any extra costs?

Any costs will be discussed upon enrolment

Additional Info

Students undertaking this Technical Qualification will be 16–19 years old and in full-time education. They will have chosen a T Level as an alternative to A Levels, Applied Generals, or an Apprenticeship.

The typical student will likely have:

  • a clear idea as to the industry sector they wish to pursue a career in
  • an idea of the type of job role they’d like to explore as a career

This course is currently ony available to students aged 16-18 on the 31st August of the year of entry.