Foundation Apprenticeship (SCQF Level 6)


1 year


04 Jun 2024


  • Business & Management


  • Aberdeen City Campus

Why take this course?

A Foundation Apprenticeship in Accountancy is a great way to get hands–on experience in this fast paced, constantly changing industry. You will have the unique chance to develop skills and knowledge across a range of accountancy topics in a classroom, alongside a valuable work placement with an employer. This one or two year programme incorporates classroom based study with work–based learning to prepare you for entry to the workplace or full–time Further or Higher Education.

This course will provide you with certificated evidence of your knowledge and the skills you have developed to prepare you for future work in a business setting. You will be well–equipped for progression to a Modern Apprenticeship or starting an HND course in Accounting at College, or progressing to university level studies.

Find out more about this course from Skills Development Scotland

What you will experience

You will study a National Progression Award (NPA) in Accountancy at SCQF Level 6 and 3 units of the SVQ AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting at SCQF Level 6. Units of study will include:

  • Preparing Management Accounting Information
  • Analysing Accounting Information
  • Preparing Financial Accounting Information
  • Recording Transactions in the Ledger
  • Professional Ethics for Accounting
  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Finals Accounts Preparation
  • Indirect Tax
  • Work Placement

Successful completion of these units will enable you to be awarded the AAT Level 3/SCQF Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping.

Pupils completing this Foundation Apprenticeship on a Short Duration Delivery Model (1 year programme) will be expected to undertake both coursework and work-based learning elements within the same year, generally spending the equivalent of a day a week in a College staff delivered class and a day a week on placement. We recommend that applicants for the one-year delivery model only study 3 additional school-based courses alongside the Foundation Apprenticeship.