The global body for professional accountants

ACCA supports apprenticeships as we offer two qualifications which are suitable for school leavers, which can be undertaken so that you earn while you learn. Our foundation level qualifications, which launched in 2011, are suitable for school leavers aged 16. If you decide to leave school at 18 with A-Levels, the ACCA Qualification is the qualification you will need to become a fully qualified accountant, and you can earn a degree while working.

ACCA's foundations level awards are the perfect stepping stone towards a successful career in finance.

The Foundations in Accountancy suite of awards are ideal for entry-level students, perfect if you are a school leaver and would like to progress with an accountancy apprenticeship but have no formal qualifications or experience of working in accountancy and finance.

'I strongly believe it was the best decision I ever made...' says Alison Ryder, a Student Accountant at Ensors Chartered Accountants, who is currently studying with ACCA.

Last updated: 9 May 2014