What if I want to go to university?
University is probably the most common route into accounting. To be eligible to study accounting at university, most institutions require applicants to have achieved at least a pass mark (grade C) in Maths and English at GCSE level and to have achieved between 88-112 points at A Level or equivalent. For specific qualifications required please check with the university.
What if I want to go straight into employment?
For some individuals, education isn’t for them, if that is the case, many organisations offer entry-level job roles allowing individuals with little to no experience start their accounting career path and gain skills and experience along the way.
What if I want to do an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are a great opportunity for individuals to learn industry-specific key skills within an accounting environment and gain an academic qualification from a college. Apprentices are required to spend time both in the industry and at college to gain their qualification.
What if I want to get a diploma?
Individuals also have the opportunity to complete a diploma in a relevant accounting course to gain entry into the accounting industry. Diplomas are a great alternative for individuals that decide on a career change later on in life, or for individuals that are not well-suited to apprenticeships. A diploma will provide individuals with an entry-route to a university, validate existing professional skills, and enable professionals to up-skill.