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Apprenticeships in accountancy provide opportunities for employees to gain and develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to excel in the workplace.

At Kendal College we offer apprenticeships in accounting at all levels and our learners come to us from a variety of backgrounds; from school leavers entering the profession to time-served employees looking to upskill and take the next step in their career.

Each of our courses is taught by former industry professionals, in modern facilities, using industry standard software, and throughout the apprenticeship learners will have a mixture of classroom based, one to one and workplace teaching.

Accountancy is a highly-skilled and diverse field so we offer a variety of flexible solutions. A full list of our apprenticeship courses can be found below:

Accounting, Level 2

Course Overview

This apprenticeship provides learners with an excellent practical basis for understanding of the essential accounting processes necessary for an entry level role in accountancy. After this apprenticeship learner’s may wish to progress to the Level 3 Accounting apprenticeship and pursue a higher level of employment.

Entry Requirements

Ideally learners should hold 4 GCSEs at grade (3-9) including English and Maths and be employed for thirty-hours a week or more.

Training

Processing bookkeeping transactions, control accounts, journals and the banking system, computerised accounting, working effectively in accounting and finance, and basic costing.

Delivery

Day release.

Assessment

Learners are assessed through computer based exams and 12-weekly reviews between the Student, Assessor & Employer.

Start Date: Throughout the year

Duration: 12 Months

Accounting Assistant, Level 3

Course Overview

This apprenticeship supports learners to build competency in day-to-day duties as an Accounting Technician including activities such as data entry, month-end management accounts or year-end financial statements as well as regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations. After this apprenticeship, learners are well placed to progress into careers paths such as Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant and complete the Level 4 Accounting apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

Ideally learners should hold 5 GCSEs at grade (4-9) including English and Maths and be employed for thirty-hours a week or more.

Training & Knowledge

Business awareness, IT systems & processes, ethical standards, financial accounting & reporting and management accounting.

The course covers the following knowledge and skills:

  • Business Awareness
  • IT Systems and Processes
  • Ethical Standards
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting Management Accounting

Skills

Analysis, communication, producing quality and accurate information, using systems & processes, problem solving.

Behaviours

Embracing change, adding value, ethics & integrity, personal accountability, productivity, team working and collaboration.

Delivery

Day release.

Assessment

Learners will be assessed through controlled synoptic testing, a workplace portfolio and competency interview.

Start Date: Throughout the year

Duration: 15 to 18 Months

Professional Accounting & Taxation Technician, Level 4

Course Overview

This apprenticeship supports learners to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for complex management accounting tasks such as managing budgets and evaluating financial performance as well as optional specialist units including business tax, external auditing and credit control. After this course learners will be well placed to further progress professionally and academically, and may wish to pursue chartered accountant status.

Entry Requirements

Ideally learners should hold 5 GCSE’s at grade (4-9) including English and Maths, have previously achieved Level 3 Accounting and be employed for thirty-hours a week or more.

Training & Knowledge

Technical knowledge (Accounting or Taxation), business awareness, ethical standards, regulation & compliance, systems & processes.

The course covers the following knowledge and skills:

  • Technical knowledge (Accounting or Taxation)
  • Business awareness
  • Ethical standards
  • Regulation & compliance Systems & processes

Skills

Analysis, communication, leadership, planning & prioritisation, producing quality & accurate information, team working & collaboration, using systems & processes

Behaviours

Adaptability, adding value, ethics & integrity, proactivity and professional scepticism.

Delivery

Day release.

Assessment

Learners will be assessed through a workplace portfolio and a controlled job role simulation to assess the learners professional competence.

Start Date: Throughout the year

Duration: 18 to 24 Months