Apprenticeship Levy

ACCA apprenticeships follow the Trailblazers standards in England, allowing employers to take advantage of available funding, whether you pay the Apprenticeship Levy or not.

Find out more about Levy Funding.

Debt-free development

ACCA’s apprenticeship programmes provide your apprentices with an attractive alternative to university. They allow them to develop professional skills and experience early, and launch a career in accounting and finance without the significant cost of a degree.

For business owners and managers, it offers a way to attract, engage, motivate, develop and retain skilled employees - the kind of people who will help you to drive your business forward.

Practical skills and quality learning

We've teamed up with government, other professional bodies and training providers to develop and deliver programmes that provide a high-quality foundation in accounting, finance and business.

It will enable your employees to develop practical skills as well as technical knowledge, and enhance their ability to contribute to your business - both during and after their apprenticeship.

Widening access to the profession

We need to keep business resilient to change and drive growth. Our flexible pathways develop professional accountants with the skills to meet future business needs.

Our research suggests there has never been a better time to recruit, with 57% of 14-21 year olds wanting to explore alternative higher education routes to university.

Career progression

Our Generation Next research identified that the opportunity for young finance professionals to learn and develop skills is the key factor in retention, closely followed by career progression opportunities. Our pathways can be aligned to your talent strategies and used to develop people at all levels to suit your needs.

There's a growing recognition of how apprenticeships offer a valuable, non-traditional route into the world of work and are an excellent vehicle to developing top talent.

Embedded degrees

Our apprenticeships are distinct from other accounting apprenticeships because they allow your apprentices to progress towards the full ACCA Qualification.

There are many and varied opportunities for your apprentices to continue studying with ACCA, including gaining a BSc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University and an MSc in Professional Accounting from the University of London.

Apprenticeship entry level

The entry threshold is GSCE Grade A-C/4-9 English and maths. Individual employers will identify entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications, training and other criteria.

Apprentices without English or maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to completion of the End-Point Assessment.

Last updated: 19 Feb 2018