Apprenticeship in Accounting
An apprenticeship framework is made up of practical work based training (with your employer), training to support the theory and knowledge of your vocational area and general skills qualifictions in maths, English and IT. You will also learn about employee rights and responsibilities, personal, learning and thinking skills and depending on which area of training you undertake, some of this learning may take place in college.
What are the entry requirements?
These are dependent on the sector and the criteria of some employers, but they are normally:
Apprentice Level 2: A minimum of four GCSEs at grades A E or an equivalent qualification.
Advanced Apprentice Level 3: An Apprenticeship at Level 2 or other equivalent qualification
Higher Level Apprenticeship Level 4: These are available in some subject areas; but in all instances you will need to be already qualified to Level 3.
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What subjects will I study?
Apprentice Level 2- Certificate in Accounting (over 12 months)
Units studied may include:
recording income and receipts
making and recording payments
preparing ledger balances and initial trial balances
supplying information for management control
working with computers
health and safety
Advanced Apprentice Level 3 - Diploma in Accounting (over 12 months)
This will include:
maintaining financial records and preparing accounts
recording and evaluating costs and revenues
preparing reports and returns
working computers and health and safety
Higher Apprentices Level 4
Units studied may include:
internal control and accounting systems
credit management and taxation
Developing commercial awareness
Managing project finances
^ May have exemptions from this unit if studied at level 3
How will I learn?
An Apprenticeship framework is made up of practical work based training (with your employer), training to support the theory and knowledge of your vocational area and general skill qualifications in maths, English and IT. You will also learn about employee rights and responsibilities, personal, learning and thinking skills and depending on which area of training you undertake, some of this learning may take place in college.
How will I be assessed?
All units include a computer based assessment or project. At level 4 you will also be expected to gather work-place evidence in the form of a portfolio for the Business Skills units. Maths and English are assessed by examination and a portfolio of evidence.
What opportunities will this lead to?
Once the Apprenticeship has finished there is the opportunity to carry on working, maybe get promoted or if appropriate, progress onto advanced level apprenticeships. In some instances you can go on to higher education in a college or university.
How long is the course?
Both Level 2 and 3 are 12 months and Level 4 takes eighteen months.
Are there any additional costs?
There are books and stationery requirements for study. Book codes and details will be provided at the start of your course. Fees vary and are available on request.
Can I get more information?
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