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Professional Qualifications

Operations ManagerIn addition to Outstanding Sixth Form provision, Richard Huish College offers a variety of learning options for adults (16 years+) who are looking to build on their skills and acquire new qualifications.

We can help employers create bespoke training programmes for their workforce and guide you on all aspects of your employees’ development. We can also update you on important legislation related to your employee’s training and any current issues that may be of interest to your business.

We can assist individuals in finding qualifications that they can either complete whilst in an existing position of employment or commence within a new career.

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We offer a variety of courses for adult professionals looking to study locally, either part time, full time or alongside their employment. Whether you are looking to start a new career or advance in your current role we offer development opportunities in a number of formats.

Qualifications include:

  • AAT & ACCA Accountancy qualifications (Apprenticeship & non-apprenticeship routes available).
  • Higher Level Apprenticeships in a number of fields.
  • Progression Routes into the Education sector (Apprenticeship and non-apprenticeship options available).
  • Bespoke training programmes tailored to your business

View our Professional and Management Qualification Course List.
View our Apprenticeships.

I just wanted to say thank you to you all for getting me my qualification. I’m very happy with where I’ve got to and feel like I’ve learnt so much in the past few years. If I do another course I wouldn’t hesitate to use Richard Huish.

Kathryn, Assistant Accountant Apprentice

There are plenty of reasons why students and employers continue to select us as their training provider.

Flexibility: We have a great range of courses, delivered in a variety of formats, many of our courses offer flexibility in studying so that you can work and gain employment experience at the same time. We also offer distance learning opportunities.

Finance: By choosing to study locally you will avoid travel and accommodation costs associated with studying away from home.

Success: The quality of our taught courses is reflected in the exceptional success that we achieve across all areas of the curriculum. We pride ourselves on results that are consistently above national benchmarks and our reputation continues to grow as a provider of high quality education and training. We are ACCA’s only Gold Approved Learning partner in Somerset recognising the quality of the course we provide.

Community links: We have built up strong links with businesses in the local community to enhance your qualifications and establish work placements.

Staff: Our dedicated teaching staff are highly qualified in their fields with many years of experience. We are proud of the skilled team and the professional and supportive service offered to businesses and individuals, giving advice and guidance on the most appropriate training to match their needs.

Support: Our lessons are taught in small groups so you can access personalised attention, ask questions and build up a rapport with your tutor. Tutors are also available for support and problem solving on a drop-in basis.

Good Mathematics and English skills are desired in a great range of job roles and we can help you to improve in these areas and to gain a Functional Skills qualification to evidence your competency to employers. Level 2 Functional Skills is commonly recognised as an equivalent for GCSE grades.

If needed, Apprentices may have Functional Skills included as part of their Individual Learning Plan, alternatively Adult Learners (those aged 19 years+) can take a qualification as a stand alone course.

Please note, these courses are not for students looking to join the Richard Huish College Sixth Form that may be missing the entry requirements, the College offers GCSE Maths and English resit opportunities for school leavers – for more information please contact

If you do not already hold a relevant GCSE Grade to the level you study than qualifications may be fully funded.





If you are looking to commence a career or are already employed in Accountancy then an AAT or ACCA qualification might be what you are searching for. These qualifications can be studied alongside employment or as part of an Apprenticeship.

We are ACCA’s only Gold Approved Learning partner in Somerset recognising the quality of the course we provide and our pass rates.

We also offer distance learning opportunities in our accountancy provision that is fully supported by our professionally qualified tutors who have many years of experience working in practice and industry.

The courses we offer include:

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians): Aimed at people who wish to start their career in finance and a pathway to a chartered qualification. You can study for a Foundation Certificate (Level 2), Advanced Diploma (Level 3) or Professional Diploma (Level 4).

AAT Apprenticeships offer another route to gain an AAT qualification. View details of the Assistant Accountant and Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeships.

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants): A versatile qualification aimed at professionals in industry and practice alike.

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Huish runs a number of short courses that can assist employees working in Care, Health & Social Care and Business environments. These are listed in our course directory however contact us if you would like guidance.

For the majority of these courses you must be 19 years + and have lived in the EU for 3 years. They are typically Level 2 qualifications.

Benefits of a short course qualification

  • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification and boost your CV
  • Evidence your competency to a wide variety of employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend College

We run a number of courses and Apprenticeships for those looking to start a career in Education or Training. Like many of our Apprenticeships these courses run subject to demand, if you have a particular career interest contact us to find out how we can support you.

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Apprenticeships are by no means just for those starting their careers, whatever level you are currently at you can commence an Apprenticeship that will build upon your skills and earn you an accredited qualification.

At Huish you will find Apprenticeships up to Level 7, and in a variety of job sectors, some of these can be started without prior qualifications, others will build upon your existing qualifications. Speak to our team to find the Apprenticeship to suit your individual needs.

Huish offers Apprenticeships in areas such as;

  • Accountancy
  • Business Administration
  • Childcare
  • Customer Service
  • Health Care
  • Health and Social Care
  • Management and Team Leading
  • Teaching and Learning

Find out more information about Huish Apprenticeships.


For information about loans available to you please visit our Bursaries and Finance page. Costs of courses are detailed on the course pages or contact us for our current price list.