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Business: T Level (Technical qualification) Accounting Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will commence in September 2023 and take two years to complete.

Entry requirements

  • You will need to hold five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths.
  • Must be below the age of 18 at time of enrolment.

You will achieve

You will achieve a T Level in Accounting.

Course overview

This qualification is ideal if you are seeking employment within the accountancy or payroll sector, working in roles such as assistant accountant, payroll junior or payroll clerk, or if you secure an accountancy-related apprenticeship or progress to further study in accountancy or payroll.

T Level courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so the content meets the needs of industry and prepares you 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.

T Levels are courses for 16- to 18-year-olds that are studied at the same level as doing A Levels. They are for young people who prefer a more technical education when they come to College, rather than following a purely academic pathway, or a work-based apprenticeship.

T Levels combine classroom theory, practical learning and a minimum of 45 days industry placement with an employer to make sure you have real experience of the workplace.

Course content

A T Level is made up of the following components:

  • Technical qualification
  • Industry placement
  • Maths, English and digital skills

To achieve the T Level in Accounting, you’ll need to complete two components; a Core Component and an Occupational Specialism.

Core Component: This provides knowledge and understanding; underpinning key concepts, theories and principles relevant to the T Level and the subject sector.

The core component provides a broad understanding of the accounting industry and covers the following accounting-related topics:

You will study a range of units including:
• The business environment
• Analysing business performance and presenting results
• Fundamentals of financial accounting
• Fundamentals of law
• Professional services
• Professionalism and ethics
• Preparing computations for payroll
• Preparing primary financial statements
• Producing and analysing a trial balance
• Project/change management and administration
• Providing support to tax and audit functions
• Regulation
• Security and risk

Occupational specialism: This provides the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve competence in Finance and Accounting. You will complete one occupational specialism, this will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to enter employment or further study in the specific occupational area.

The Core Component will be assessed by two externally set exams and a project validated by employers in the industry. The Occupational Specialism is assessed by a project that is created in conjunction with relevant employers.

All equipment will be provided.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

Achieving this T Level will provide several progression options, including skilled employment in Accounting and Bookkeeping roles, an apprenticeship or Higher Education.

How much does the course cost?

This course is fully-funded for 16–18 year olds.

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

Extra information

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Business: T Level (Technical qualification) Accounting Level 3 Full-time

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