ACCA’s apprenticeship programmes provide your apprentices with an attractive alternative to university, allowing 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 the 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 that 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.
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.
Apprenticeships offer a valuable, non-traditional route into the world of work. We need employers to recognise this value and create demand for apprenticeships as a vehicle to developing top talent.
Our apprenticeships stand apart from other accounting apprenticeships and allows your apprentices to progress towards the full ACCA Qualification in a number of ways.
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 threshold of entry is GSCE Grade A-C/4-9 English and Maths. Individual employers will identify entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications, training other criteria.
Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to completion of the End-Point Assessment.
ACCA apprenticeships supplement
Get our thoughts on the recent changes to apprenticeship policy, standards and the impact of the levy on businesses.
Download our apprenticeships supplement (PDF, 3.3 MB)
More in this section
To learn more about the scheme in England, visit these pages:
- ACCA Level 4 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship
- ACCA Level 7 Professional Accountant Apprenticeship
- What's involved with delivering an apprenticeship
- Training and assessment
- Applying for funding for your apprenticeship
- Employer responsibilities
- Contact us to get started with your apprenticeship scheme