Accountancy (SCQF Level 6) (FA) (FA)

SCQF Level 6 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why Study a Foundation Apprenticeship?

Studying for a Foundation Apprenticeship gives you the chance to combine work based qualifications such as Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) or National Certificate (NC) with practical work experience in industry.

Who Can Apply?

The Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) in Accountancy is for pupils staying on at school. You can choose an FA as one of your subjects in S5 or S6.

Entry Requirements

These vary depending on whether you start the Foundation Apprenticeship in S5 or S6. It could range from some subjects at National 5 to 1 or 2 Highers. Check with your school for details.

Course Content

You will achieve a Foundation Apprenticeship (Group Award) in Accountancy at SCQF Level 6 (the same level as Highers), which includes NPA in Accountancy and a choice of either AAT or ACCA Pathways:

National Progression Award (NPA) in Accountancy

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Route Certificate in Accounting


ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Diploma in Financial Management Accounting

Qualifications Gained


2 years

What can I go on to next?

There are several progression routes after completing an FA in Accountancy.

How To Apply

To apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship you should complete an application form through your school. You may be required to attend an interview and complete a relevant aptitude test.

Have a look at the website to see what your school offers and to enquire.

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