Intro to the course:
This course is for pupils in S5 and S6 and typically takes 2 years to complete. It gives students 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:
- National Progression Award in Accountancy
- work-based challenge unit
- two units of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Certificate in Accounting
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.
Skills development Scotland (SDS), alongside other partners, is working with industry to increase the range of work-based learning opportunities for pupils in the senior phase of secondary schools. One of the ways this is being achieved is through the development of Foundation Apprenticeships and SDS is leading this initiative. Foundation Apprenticeships will allow pupils to gain vocational qualifications that combine sector specific skills alongside the knowledge that underpins these skills in a workplace setting while still at school.