About the course
Do you like working with numbers and are eager to learn more about the world of finance? Training for a career in accounting will provide you with the required and recognised skills that are transferable across any business type or industry.
This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to start a career or develop your existing skills in working in Accountancy.
When can I start?
Our Accountancy apprenticeships usually start in September, but you can apply at any time.
What does it cost?
Nothing! If you are eligible then your qualification is funded by your employer and the Government.
What you will learn
Running a business involves a lot of financial activities, from expenses and bills to taxes and payroll. Accounting is a highly skilled profession, with accounting staff working at many different levels.
As an accountancy intermediate apprentice you will learn a variety of skills. These may include how to:
- Maintain relevant financial records
- Process ledger transactions
- Coding and checking invoices
- Producing invoices
An apprentice can expect to be doing work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage. The apprenticeship will include a diploma, functional skills and knowledge based element or technical certificate.
No previous qualifications are required and a full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. Those wishing to progress onto an advanced apprenticeship will require GCSEs A*-C/9-4 in English and maths (or equivalent) or demonstrate, through the assessment process, that you are able to achieve this.
You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to starting an apprenticeship.
Progress to the advanced apprenticeship in accounting (level 3) or into a job role such as:
- Accounts Assistant/Clerk
- Finance Assistant
- Sales Ledger Clerk
- Accounts Clerk
- Credit Control Clerk
- Purchase Ledger Clerk
You will attend college one day a week to ensure you get the support you need to succeed. The rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer and an assessor who will visit you on site.
Evidence of knowledge and competency can be obtained through: observations in the workplace, physical products of work, reports, plans, online assessments, correspondence, witness testimony, discussion and questioning.
Apprentices will also be assigned an Assessor, who will visit them every 12 weeks to ensure they are happy with their progress and on track to achieve.