Accounting T Level - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

T Levels are new, two-year, technical study programmes, designed with employers to give young people the skills that industry needs. T Levels will provide a mixture of:

  • technical knowledge and skills specific to their chosen industry or occupation
  • an industry placement of at least 45 days in their chosen industry or occupation
  • relevant maths, English and digital skills.

T Levels will become one of three major options when a student reaches level 3, alongside apprenticeships for students who wish to study and train for a specific occupation ‘on the job’, and A levels for students who wish to continue academic education.

Units of study/what is involved

Year 1 – Core content areas

Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

  • fundamentals of financial accounting -an understanding of elementary financial principles, concepts and practices and how this content links to relevant accounting, bookkeeping, and business mathematics requirements
  • professionalism and ethics – an understanding of professional conduct and responsibilities in the workplace and ethical dilemmas for the individual, organisation and professional
  • data driven innovation and analytics and design thinking -an awareness of key requirements of a data governance framework and understand the main contemporary visualisation tools and when they are best used to support decision making

Year 2 -occupational specialist content -Assistant Accountant pathway

  • Produce and analyse a trial balance
  • Prepare primary financial statements
  • Analyse business performance and present results
  • Provide support to Tax and Audit functions
  • Prepare computations for payroll

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through a variety of methods including exams, practical projects set by employers, assignments, case studies, presentations and externally examined coursework tasks. You may need to compile a portfolio of evidence to present at the end of the course for assessment purposes. This qualification includes a mixture of classroom learning and on-the-job experience during an industry placement of at least 45 days.

Progression Options

  • Business Advisor
  • Financial controller
  • Project Manager
  • International Banking
  • Accountant
  • Security analyst
  • Digital marketer
  • Marketing

Course Summary

Course Title Accounting T Level
Entry Requirements

  • Five GCSEs A in the 9 to 4 range including English & Maths

  • Other relevant qualifications or experience

  • Keen interest in this subject area.

  • Entry is subject to a successful interview.

Attendance Requirements You may attend college up to 5 days a week depending upon timetabling.
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I really enjoy studying here. My lessons have a friendly atmosphere and the tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to a degree!

Myles Fisher

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