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Accounting Level 2 - Intermediate Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship offers you the chance to earn a wage while you are employed and learning the practical skills required for the job. Once employment is secured, you will be trained ‘on the job’ and given the opportunity to develop your accountancy skills.


  • Course details, fees and dates

    How long is the course? 12 months

    Examining Body AAT

    Is an interview required? Yes

  • Who is this course for?

    This apprenticeship is aimed at students aged 16 and over who would like to pursue a technical career and gain a formal qualification.

    Any employment is challenging and an apprenticeship carries the extra demands of gaining your qualifications and being willing to continually update your knowledge and understanding and develop your skills. You will need to be conscientious, mature, reliable, self-motivated, committed and enthusiastic.

    The purpose of this framework is to train accountants who work for accountancy firms or in finance divisions within other organisation. Roles that apprentices may perform at Level 2 include:

    • Accounts Assistant/Clerk
    • Cashier
    • Credit Control Clerk
    • Finance Assistant
    • Purchase Ledger Clerk
    • Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Am I qualified to join the course?

    Progression into the apprenticeship can come from the following qualifications:

    • GCSE's and alternative qualifications
    • A-Levels
    • 14-19 Diploma
    • Welsh Baccalaureate
    • AAT Level 1 Award in Accounting.
  • What will the course cover?
    • Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
    • Employee Rights and Responsibilities – you will learn about your rights and responsibilities in the workplace. This will cover things such as health and safety, contract of employment and hours of work
    • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • What will I be able to do as a result of the course?
    • Understand the basic principles of accounting
    • Perform accountancy tasks including bookkeeping and computerised accounting
    • Work effectively in accounting and finance
    • Develop working relationships with colleagues
  • How will I be taught?

    Apprenticeships are achieved through a blended learning approach, incorporating taught sessions and workplace learning. Most of an apprentice’s training is performed in the work place on the job but there will also be the need to complete off-the-job training within college by day release. Each unit will be continually assessed with the majority of the assessment taking place at the college with the potential for some limited work placement assessment. You will receive one-to-one support, group teaching and advice from our team of qualified assessors and advisers.

  • How will I know I am progressing and how is the course assessed?

    You will be allocated an assessor whose role it is to evaluate your competency. When your assessor is satisfied that you have met all of the requirements for a unit they will confirm this by signing an evidence record sheet to show that the assessment is complete. The assessor will visit you in your work place on a regular basis. The apprenticeship is assessed by continuous assessment of practical, written and oral work, online testing, assessment in the workplace and through the production of a portfolio of work.

  • Will I have chance to get my own views across?

    You will have consistent contact with your assessor throughout the course. In addition, quarterly reviews with your assessor and workplace supervisor will you the opportunity to provide feedback on any aspect of the course. At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to evaluate your course by completing a questionnaire.

  • What can the course lead to?

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

    • Trainee Accountant
    • Trainee Accounting Technician
  • How do I apply?

    Please complete and submit the Apprenticeship Application Form, which should include an up to date reference. After the application form has been received an interview will be arranged. Start dates are set and are varied across the year and the interviews that will take place throughout the year are scheduled with consideration of these start dates.

To Apply or Enquire

If you are interested in applying please fill out an application form. If you require more information please do not hesitate in sending us your queries via our enquiry form. We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

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