Accountancy MA Frameworks have been developed by the Financial Skills Partnership (FSP), the Sector Skills Council for finance, accountancy and financial services. 

Framework details

SCQF Level 5: Aimed at people who are hoping to or are currently working in roles including accounts assistant, cashier, credit control clerk, finance assistant, purchase ledger clerk or sales ledger clerk.

SCQF Level 6: Aimed at people who are hoping to or are currently working in roles including trainee accounting technician or assistant accountant.

SCQF Level 8: This apprenticeship will enable people to become a qualified accounting technician or accounts manager.

Update September 2018

Accounting frameworks were recently reviewed and there are changes to the Core Skills Requirements.

SCQF Level 5 - Numeracy, ICT and Working with Others must be separately certificated

SCQF Level 6 - ICT, Working with Others and Problem Solving must be separately certificated

SCQF Level 8 - Core Skills have been replaced by Career Skills.

More information about the industry can be found on the Financial Skills Partnership website. Information on careers in Financial Services in Scotland can be found at re:think, a website developed in partnership with some of Scotland's key financial service employers and Skills Development Scotland.