Qualifications & Finance Jobs Entry Requirements

There are essentially 2 routes for working in Finance for the NHS:

(i) Trainee or apprentice and study will you work
(ii) Obtain a finance qualification and apply for nhs jobs that you are suitably qualified to do

Trainee / Apprenticeship Entry Qualification

  • 2 GCSEs including English language & maths

  • recommended - computer skills & office or customer service experience

Recognised Finance Qualification for Job Applicants

  • Association of Accounting Technicians Certificate or Diploma (AAT)

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Certificate (ICAEW) in Finance Accounting and Business

  • ICAEW ACA qualification - degree or AAT Certificate is required

  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy Professional Qualification (CIPFA)  which requires a finance degree and 2 A levels + 3 GCSEs including English language & maths

NB. A Finance degree requires: 

  • 2 or 3 A levels (including  maths) + 5 GCSEs at grades A-C (including english & maths), or

  • BTEC / NHC (including business or maths) or relevant vocational qualifications

However, it is recommended that you check with the organisation(s) that you are interested in applying to for a job.