Finance 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.

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:

  • the business environment -a general understanding of business models, tax laws, fundamental business principles and drivers for change
  • 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

In addition to the core content, each student will also complete at least one module of occupation-specific content.

The specialisms available in the T Level in Finance are:

  • Retail and commercial banking analyst
  • Investment banking and asset and wealth management analyst
  • Insurance practitioner
  • Financial compliance/risk analyst

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

On successful completion, you could progress to a university course or a Higher Apprenticeship. The many career options available in the sector include working in marketing or international banking, as a Business Advisor, Project Manager, Security Analyst, Accountant or Financial Controller.

Course Summary

Course Title Finance T Level
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including Maths and English, or a relevant Level 2 qualification and a keen interest in the subject. Entry is subject to a successful interview.

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I’ve learned so much and the tutors helped me work out what I’d like to do after College. When I complete my course I’m going to Nottingham Trent University to studying International Business with a language.

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