This apprenticeship offers an introduction to essential accounting skills and principles, and develops the skills and knowledge needed to work in finance and other accounting-related positions.
Typical roles are Accounts Assistant, Cashier, Credit Control Clerk, Purchase Ledger/ Sales Ledger Clerk.
It covers the development of skills in:
- double-entry bookkeeping
- accountancy management and administrative processes
- basic costing principles
- working with purchase, sales, and general ledgers
- using both manual and computerised accounts in a business environment
Apprentices are required to have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3 / D or above including Mathematics and English, or NVQ Level 1 plus two Functional Skills at Level 1.
It is helpful if apprentices have experience in their chosen field but this is not essential.
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Accountancy Level 2
Apprentices are assessed through exams taken after the delivery of each module in order to achieve the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting.
Apprentices are required to meet target dates for completion of work set by their assessor throughout the programme; this will require some work to be completed in their own time.
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week, with an employer who is willing to support them through the apprenticeship. For those not currently in suitable employment, Newbury College can provide a list of current apprenticeship vacancies.
Apprentices will have the opportunity to progress onto an Advanced apprenticeship in Accounting.
Fees and Additional Costs
Associate Membership of AAT will be required.
Apprentices will spend time attending classes at the college, typically delivered one day or evening per week in term time.