Accountancy - Foundation Apprenticeship - Year 1


19 Aug 2021


24 Jun 2022

The Foundation Apprenticeship in Accountancy is for pupils in S5 and S6 and is anticipated to be delivered over 2 years. Over the course of the two years pupils complete the National Progression Award (NPA) in Accountancy at SCQF Level 6, the 3 units from the AAT professional qualification in Accounting at SCQF Level 6 and a work placement unit.The SQA National Progression Award (NPA) in Accounting at SCQF level 6 is delivered in year 1 and provides knowledge and an introduction to the skills that will help pupils to complete the professional qualification units. It develops an understanding of the principles, structure, processes and procedures used in the Accountancy sector and these qualifications are expected to both help learners undertake their work placement and increase employability.

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Year 1 - NPA in Accountancy at SCQF level 6Year 2 - AAT Advanced Certificate in BookkeepingFA Accountancy


Duration - Part Time 72 week courses over 2 x Academic Years. Year 1 will include 2 on campus/online sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.


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Entry requirements

Pupils must be starting S5 and need to be ready to work at SCQF Level 6 (the same as a higher). You will need to have: A good level of written and spoken english, A good level of numeracy, An interest in finance, Motivated to succeed within industry, Communication and team working skills, Subject to Skills Assessment

Progression opportunities

There are several progression routes for the young person who has completed the 2-year FA in Accountancy: direct employment with an accountancy employer or in a related industry such asbusiness and finance progression into undertaking higher skills and training: the Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in Accounting - as the FA includes units from theMA (AAT or ACCA) as the professional qualification skills and competence elementwhich would count as APL/RPL from the FA for these completed units. (This hasbeen confirmed by AAT and ACCA the Awarding Organisations). This would mean that the learner will not have to repeat those units and just undertake the remainingprofessional qualification units and other aspects of the MA framework. additional training and undertaking other qualifications to progress into accountancyroles including accountancy technician, advanced accountancy technician and otherrelated roles through to becoming a Chartered Accountant Entrance into University courses such as degrees and related courses universitiesin Scotland accept FAs as an entry route onto their courses and the new FA inAccountancy could be recognised as well for this route.


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