T Level in Accounting


  • 16-18
  • 20 hours per week


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.

Qualification structure

The T Level Technical Qualification in Accounting has two mandatory components.

1. Core Component

This component covers the underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills that support threshold competence in the accountancy industry. It has 500 GLH and is assessed by two-externally set Core Examinations and an Employer Set Project. The content and detail of each of these assessments are provided in Section 3 Core Component.

2. Occupational Specialist Component

There is one Occupational Specialist Component in this Technical Qualification, which is 600 GLH. Students undertaking the T Level Technical Qualification in Accounting will complete the Assistant Accountant occupational specialism. This component covers the occupational specialist knowledge and skills required to demonstrate threshold competence for the specialism. The occupational specialism is assessed by a skills-related project that synoptically assesses the performance outcome skills and associated underpinning knowledge.

What qualification do I get on completing this course?

T Level Technical Qualification in Accounting (Level 3)

Where have students gone to after completing this course?

Employment as Assistant Accountant, Higher Education study

Is there additional work required by the student?

External exams marked by Pearson.

What are the expected employment areas with this course?

Assistant Accountant

Awarding Body

Pearson BTEC logo

Entry Requirements

  1. Five GCSEs grades 9-6 including English Language and Mathematics
  2. An interview to determine a candidate's suitability for the programme


Financial Support for 16-18 Year-olds and Continuing Learners aged 19

The Education Funding Authority has allocated money to colleges to support students who are on low incomes or the dependent of parents on a low income, and need support towards their course-related costs or essential living costs or are facing financial difficulty.

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