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Business: Accounting T Level (Level 3)

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will commence in September 2024 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 course is ideal if you want to work within the accountancy or payroll sector. It will provide you with a broad understanding of the accounting industry and allow you to gain the underpinning knowledge and skills required to enter employment, an apprenticeship or progress onto higher-level study. 

T Levels combine technical knowledge, practical skills specific to accountancy and an industry placement, which equips you with the knowledge and skills employers are looking for, along with real experience of the workplace. You will spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day industry placement.

Your T Level will be worth UCAS points (a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A levels at A*) and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying if you wish.

Students who achieve a T Level will get a nationally recognised certificate which employers will use as evidence in their recruitment.

T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom or workshop-based learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience.

Please visit our T Level page for more information.

Course content

To achieve this qualification, you’ll need to complete two components: a Core Component and an Occupational Specialism.

Core Components include:

  • 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

Specialism Module

In addition to the core content, you will also complete a module of  an occupation-specific content The specialism module is:

  • Assistant Accountant

Employer Set Project:
The employer-set project ensures you have the opportunity to combine core knowledge and skills to develop a substantial piece of work in response to an employer set brief. The employer-set project forms part of the Technical Qualification and is a separate part of the T Level programme to the Industry Placement.

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.

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

See what careers are available in the Business sector. Use our online careers tool, Career Coach, to find out what your next steps could be.

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: Accounting T Level (Level 3)

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