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Course title: Accounting Course level: Level 2
Qualification: Intermediate Apprenticeship Awarding body: Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2017 - 2018
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: 1 year
Venue: Employer Premises


The purpose of this apprenticeship is to train accountants who work for accountancy firms or in finance divisions within other organisations.

There is a need for apprenticeships in the accounting profession for both large and small organisations.

This framework will help employers meet the current skills shortages in the sector, including a lack of industry and technical knowledge, as highlighted in the Skills Assessment (2012).

This apprenticeship also meet the Government’s skills strategy by:

  1. Increasing the level of skills in the accountancy and finance sector to help achieve a world class skills base
  2. Providing access to Higher Level Apprenticeships that are required by learners and employers
  3. Ensuring vocational qualifications reflect the changing needs of employers.

Support will be offered to find your apprenticeship.

Modules and units

  • Basic costing
  • Computerised accounting (sage)
  • Control accounts, journals and banking system
  • Processing bookkeeping transactions
  • Working effectively in accounting and finance.

Entry requirements

  • English grade D/5 (or equivalent)
  • Maths grade D/5 (or equivalent)
  • College interview

Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

The nine national outcomes for the employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) will be met and assessed via the FLSP Apprentice Workbook in Accounting.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

This framework includes the mapping of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) which have been mapped to the mandatory units of the knowledge and competence qualification. They are:

  • Creative thinkers
  • Effective participators
  • Independent enquirers
  • Reflective learners
  • Self-managers
  • Team workers.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through onsite visits and reviews.

Qualifications achieved

  • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 1
  • English Functional Skills Level 1
  • ERR
  • PTLS

Progression and employment

Apprentices can progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting, the stand-alone Level 3 Diploma in Accounting qualification or into the following job roles:

  • Trainee Accountant.
  • Trainee Accounting Technician

Possible employment outcomes:

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Cashier
  • Credit Controller
  • Purchase Ledger Clerk
  • Sales Ledger Clerk

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

For more information, or an informal discussion about your needs, please contact Lauren Thomas:

Call: 01254 354 220

To view a full list of our current Accounting apprenticeship vacancies please click here.

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