If you want a financial career that takes you to the very top in business, apply today for our Accounting Academy, where you’ll gain the skills you need to start your career while quickly developing your leadership skills and self-confidence.

Our Accounting Academy is run in partnership with Leadership through Sport and Business, Tottenham Hotspur Football Foundation and AAT.

The Accounting Academy offers a Level 2 pre-apprenticeship qualification to prepare you for the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, which usually takes between 18 months to two years to complete. After this, you can progress to the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Accounting Level 4 to set you on the way to becoming a chartered accountant.

The pre-apprenticeship programme starts in September, January and April each year and provides you with the accounting administration skills you need for your apprenticeship and develops your leadership and coaching skills through a Sports Leaders Award with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

Apprentices usually spend four days a week at work and one day a week at college and earn between £8,000 and £18,000 a year. There are no tuition fees as these are paid by your employer. You can start an apprenticeship at any time of year.

Our Students

Bola undertook her apprenticeship with Berg Kaprow Lewis LLP, now BKL, in Finchley, before landing a job as a Group Reporting Accountant at Santander UK.

‘‘The apprenticeship was very good in relating what I have been learning at CONEL to what I am doing at work every day. The tutors covered every aspect of the subject and were always very helpful and supportive. All the events, training and preparation that LTSB provided was so helpful, particularly in terms of public speaking. It meant I felt I could make a difference straightaway when I got my placement.’’

Bola Lawal

Bola Lawal

Santander UK

Akash became the first apprentice from the Accounting Academy to go on and graduate as a Chartered Accountant. He is now a Financial Analyst at Johnson & Johnson.

‘‘It’s been hard but I’m reaping the rewards now. It was surreal to be offered a position at Johnson & Johnson eight months ago, especially after being told by my sixth form tutors that I wouldn’t be successful unless I went to university. I’m thrilled to be working for one of the largest and most globally recognised companies in the world, it’s an incredible feeling. Having accountancy qualifications gives you such a great foundation, and means you can work in virtually any business.’’

Akash Ruparelia

Akash Ruparelia

Johnson & Johnson

Our Partners

Leadership Through Sport & Business (LTSB)
Leadership Through Sport & Business (LTSB) is a charity that works in partnership with Premier League football clubs to provide opportunities for young people to gain top careers with leading companies in the financial sector.

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation provides opportunities to learn and develop leadership skills through coaching and referee training, along with volunteering opportunities to gain further skills employers are looking for.

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
Our accounting qualifications are validated by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and internationally recognised.

Source: (2021-22 Data)

How to Apply

All our courses are part of the academies. Choose a relevant course, and the Academy will then work with you to ensure you are able to access the course.

Courses include:

See our full list of CONEL courses here. If you are unsure of which study path to take, check out our level equivalence table.

Interested in joining the Accounting Academy? Contact us by filling out the form below.
We look forward to hearing from you!

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Any queries on the above please contact the Apprenticeship Recruiter and Employer Coordinator, Jennifer Ribeiro –

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