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The T Level in Accounting offers a specialised focus on the role of an Assistant Accountant. During this 2-year program, students acquire core knowledge and skills necessary for various accounting occupations. You will engage in independent or group work to solve accounting problems. You will research and devise innovative solutions to business issues, presenting your findings to the group. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to apply your skills during the work placement.

You can progress into roles such as: 

  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll junior
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Payroll Officer
  • Account clerk
  • Cashier finance assistant
  • Purchase ledger clerk
  • And many more 

The course is scheduled over 4 days per week and will be a mixture of theory and practical lessons.

You will also complete an industry placement for 45 days with an employer in the setting.

  • Sector Overview

    The UK's Accounting Sector has been performing strongly in recent years.

    Top accountancy firms have seen significant growth, despite challenging global economic conditions. In 2022, they saw their average fee income rise by 15.5%, exceeding the 8.3% growth registered in 2021.

    The number of UK accountancy jobs has also increased, rising to almost 450,000 in 2021 – up 13% from 2017 and compared to a 3% increase for all sectors.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for this course are: 

    • 5 GCSEs at Grades 4 (C) or above, or equivalent, all from the core subjects including grade 5 in GCSE maths and GCSE 4 in English Language.

    You will be required to attend an informal interview which may include completing an assessment based on your prior qualifications.?

  • What will I study?

    You will study the following modules:

    • 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)
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed using a range of methods including:

    • External examinations
    • Observation
    • Assignments
    • Work placement/journal
    • Projects
    • Witness testimony
    • Personal statements
    • Written examinations
    • Employer-set projects (ESP)
    • Synoptic assignments
  • Enrichment

    To further enhance your progression, you will actively participate in skills competitions, such as the Big Idea Challenge and Skills London.

    You will have opportunities to take part in trips and visits, such as the Association of Accounting Technicians Conference.

    You will have access to key employers that will deliver guest lectures to build your industry knowledge and create your future, including those from NatWest.

  • Work Experience

    All students must complete a minimum of 9 weeks/45 days working with an employer/s on an industry placement.

  • Progression opportunities

    T Levels are designed for university or apprenticeship pathways and prepare students for highly skilled roles in accounting and payroll.

    Completion of the T Level course will allow you to progress onto:

    • University degree 
    • Higher Level Apprenticeship 
    • Higher National Diploma
    • Employment 

    T Levels are eligible for UCAS tariff points equivalent to A Levels and most universities recognise T Levels as equal in merit.

  • Alumni

    Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 96% of learners progressed onto a positive destination either to higher levels of study, employment, or an Apprenticeship.

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