Accounting T-level


On the T-level Accounting course, you will be developing team and professional skills to get you ready for employment, as well as all the essential knowledge to be a successful accountant. Accounting is an exciting, dynamic and in-demand career - every organisation needs people who understand the numbers. If you enjoy maths, like solving problems, and have an eye for detail, accounting could be a great career choice for you.

What will I study in Accounting T-level?

The fundamentals of financial and management accounting

Double entry entry bookkeeping

How to construct final accounts for sole traders, partnerships and companies

Fundamentals of tax and payroll

Various costing methods


Careers in Accounting & Finance

The business environment & financial regulation

Professional behaviour and ethics (amongst other things!)

Entry Requirements

At least five GCSE’s at Grade 4 or above, all from the core subjects, including Grade 5 in GCSE Maths and Grade 4 in English Language.

What is the T-level industry placement?

The Industry Placement

Your industry placement gives you a great opportunity to put your learning into practice and develop your technical skills and knowledge for the industry your placement is in. It will help you to progress once you have finished your T-level, whether that is directly into employment, an apprenticeship, or more education.

This is a compulsory part of your T-level, and you must complete it to get your T-level certificate. You will spend a minimum of 315 hours on your placement, or 750 hours for Childcare and Education T-level students.

How will I learn?

In the classroom you will be working independently or in groups to solve accounting problems. You will be researching & designing an innovative solution to a business issue,  and then presenting your findings to the group. You'll also have a chance to practice your new skills in the work placement.

How will I be assessed?

2 core exams, an employer set project, and synoptic accounting exams

Any trips?

There will be several trips to local and national employers, for which there will be additional costs.

Are there any costs involved?

Students are asked to supply their own laptop with MS Office loaded. You should also expect some additional small costs for course booklets, and stationery, and a calculator. There will also be additional trips to employers.

You will need to buy a college branded polo shirt/s £16 for work placement and occasional use in college. There is likely to be transport costs for the work placement.


Is it all numbers?

Definitely not! You will be practicing other business skills such as report writing, making presentations, using digital tools such as spreadsheets, and using accounting software.

However, you will need to enjoy working with numbers to solve complex accounting problems

How is the Accounting T Level different to the Finance T Level?

They do share many core components and you will learn similar business skills. However, Accounting is more mathematical. The Finance T Level (depending on the pathway chosen) may focus on the customer experience, risk analysis, regulatory frameworks, or wealth management.

What kind of careers can the Accounting T Level lead to?

Assistant accountant

Finance assistant

Payroll officer

Sales Ledger clerk

Available As

T Level
[168 UCAS pts. available]

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