Accounting, Level 2 Apprenticeship
Apprenticeships allow you to gain qualifications whilst working - you will normally study one day per week in college and spend the rest of the week at work, where you are in appropriate full time employment. They are available at two levels, the Intermediate and the Advanced Apprenticeship.
Accounting skills are in demand by commercial and industrial organisations, central and local government, the NHS and the voluntary sector, as well as by specialist accounting firms. Tasks include recording and accounting for cash and credit transactions and recording payroll transactions.
The Intermediate Apprenticeship includes the AAT Level 2 Certificate. The Advanced Apprenticeship leads to the AAT Level 3 Diploma. Completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship can lead to AAT Level 4 Diploma. AAT accounting qualifications are highly desirable and can lead to rapid progression within the workplace.
What will I learn?
The course delivers a very good practical basis for understanding the bookkeeping system, including computerised accounting, as the foundation for further development in accountancy. It will give you an understanding of the essential accounting processes necessary for an entry level role in accountancy.
Accountancy Units include:
- Processing bookkeeping transactions
- Control accounts, journals and the banking system
- Computerised accounting
- Working effectively in accounting and finance
- Basic Costing
Based on previous qualifications, apprentices also work towards the Functional Skills of English and Maths at the appropriate level, and the (employment rights and responsibilities) ERR workbook.
How will I be assessed?
Units are assessed chiefly by computer based tests throughout the academic year.
As part of the apprenticeship framework, reviews are completed every 12 weeks by the assessor where progress is discussed by the apprentice, assessor and employer.
Accountants assistant, bookkeeper, purchase/sales ledger clerk.
Completion of the Apprenticeship can lead to the Advanced Apprenticeship. Completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship can lead to AAT Level 4 Diploma.
AAT accounting qualifications are highly desirable and can lead to rapid progression within the workplace.
For Level 2, you should have four GCSEs at grade A*-D, including English.
You should also be working 30 hours per week in a financial or accounting role.
Looking for Employment? See below for what to do next…
- Apply for this apprenticeship. We can then support you to find employment and prepare your job application.
- Register your details with the National Apprenticeship Matching Service (NAS) and search online for vacancies at www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
- Check the College’s website page regularly (sometimes employers only want to recruit locally and so they advertise on our website and not the NAS website): www.kendal.ac.uk/apprenticeships/apprentice/
- Make sure your CV is up to date and is relevant to the job industry you are applying to.
- Contact local businesses and see if they have any vacancies available.