Accounting (AAT) Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

This course is designed to give you the relevant training and education required to work within an accounts environment. The course is delivered at our Colchester campus and is teamed with work-based experience.

The Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2 Certificate) in Accounting is a unit-based course. There is no limit to the number of times a unit can be taken, provided the standards do not change, but a re-sit fee will be charged.

About the Course

The standards for the course are set by the Qualifications and Credit Framework Authority with the qualification being awarded by the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians).

To qualify for full membership of the AAT students must satisfy the assessment criteria at all levels and participate in one year’s relevant working practice.

CASE STUDY/PROJECTS are supplied by AAT. Assessment takes place at the college by means of completing tasks based upon a case study, over a prescribed length of time.

COMPUTER BASED EXAMS are set and marked by the AAT. They are time-constrained (approximately two hours) examination assessing the candidate’s knowledge and understanding of the Accounting units as well as Communication and IT. NB All computer based exams will be taken during the day.

It is vital that students aiming for accreditation of the Level 2 Certificate in Accounting and eventual AAT membership attend all lectures.

The Apprenticeship in Accounting certificate is awarded by the Financial Services Skills Council, once all the requirements of the Apprenticeship Framework have been completed.

Course Content
  • Basic Costing
  • Computerised Accounting
  • Work Effecively in Accounting and Finance
  • Processing Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Control Accounts, Journals and Banking
    System

As part of the Apprenticeship framework you will also complete Employment Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths.

Entry Requirements

Functional Skills Level 2, or 5 GCSEs (grades A* – C) including English and maths. ICT is also desirable. To qualify for full membership of the AAT students must satisfy the assessment criteria at all levels and participate in one year’s relevant working practice.

What Can I Do Next?

Career pathways may include trainee accountant or trainee accounting technician. Possible progression to the Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3 Diploma) in Accounting, to gain further accountancy skills that can lead to full membership of the AAT, and to higher professional accounting qualifications.

Attendance

College attendance will be required and will be communicated post-enrolment and sign-up. Attendance is closely monitored by your tutor and training advisor. Excellent attendance is required in order to achieve the qualification.

Accounting (AAT) Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship
Course Outline: This course is designed to give you the relevant training and education required to work within an accounts environment.

Starting employment as an apprentice can occur throughout the year however the start-date for attending college for training, where required, might vary depending on the type of apprenticeship and will be communicated post-employment and sign-up.

LevelLevel 2
LocationColchester
Duration12 - 14 Months
CampusColchester Institute
Apprenticeship Funding Band (Levy paying employers)£2,000
Employer Contribution Fee (Non-levy paying employers)£100

Employer Information

Our Business Solutions team will work with you to recruit an Apprentice to your business, advertising the vacancy and managing applications, as well as providing a dedicated account manager and personal 1:1 advice and guidance on apprenticeships.

What will this cost my Business?

Non-levy paying employers will need to contribute 5% of the maximum funding band as published by the Skills Funding Agency for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship. Levy paying employers will pay the full cost of the agreed funding band using their Digital Apprenticeship account.

Apprenticeship Funding Bands

Apprenticeship Funding Bands
Employers with less than 50 employees who are recruiting an apprentice aged 16-18 years old will not be required to pay the contribution fee. Any associated cost to the individual will be made clear at the interview.

Disclaimer

All Fees and prices shown on this page are for courses starting in the 2020-21 academic year unless stated otherwise, and are correct at the time of entering/printing information, however these may be subject to change. The College cannot accept legal or financial liability as a result of any such changes.

The course information describes programmes offered by Colchester Institute. The College takes all reasonable steps to provide courses as described, but cannot guarantee provision. The information is for guidance and does not form any part of a contract.

The College reserves the right to update and amend information as and when necessary. Colchester Institute will do its best to provide the courses shown, but may have to modify or withdraw a course depending on customer demand and other factors.