If you’re interested in a career in accountancy or finance, this Foundation Apprenticeship will give you the unique opportunity to get real workplace knowledge and experience plus an industry-recognised qualification.

In Scotland, around 86,000 people are employed in the financial services industry. You could be working in jobs like: actuary, management accountant, insurance broker, insurance risk surveyor, economist, investment analyst and investment banker.

Many roles come with excellent salary and benefits packages, as well as the offer of training to progress your career. There are also excellent prospects of working in different locations as you develop your career.

What will I learn?
As well as gaining a holistic overview of the accountancy sector, you’ll learn about recording financial accounting information (and bookkeeping), preparing financial information, indirect tax, analysing accounting information, management accounting and professional ethics for accountants. Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop core skills valued by employers, particularly communication, problem solving, working with others and time management. These transferable skills are necessary and highly desirable for working in a range of other related jobs.

Entry requirements:
National 5 Mathematics is required. A good level of National 5 English and taking a Business subject would be an advantage. 


Key info

Over 2 years (5th & 6th year)
Starts: May 2021 
Ends: April 2023 
Gardyne Campus: Year 1 & 2: Mon & Wed 2-5pm
Arbroath Campus: Year 1 & 2: Tues 9am-4pm

1 year option (6th year) You can sit this FA over 1 year if you have achieved Higher Accounting in 5th year.
Gardyne Campus: Mon, Tue, Wed 2-5pm & Thur 1-4pm
Arbroath Campus: Tue & Fri 9am-4pm

Please note: delivery of learning and work placements may be affected by COVID-19 restrictions, where remote and blended learning may be undertaken alongside or in place of classroom and workplace learning.

Find out more about what the college is offering by contacting our Academic Partnerships Team at or 01382 834847

You can also speak to your school Guidance Teacher (Dundee schools) or Pupil Care and Support Teacher (Angus schools).