What qualification will I achieve?
Along with the achievement of the Assistant accountant apprenticeship standard, successful apprentices will be awarded AAT: Advanced Diploma in Accounting AQ2106.
How long is the course?
It usually takes around 15-18 months to complete.
How will I learn?
The apprenticeship will largely take place at the site of the employer, using day-to-day working activities to underpin knowledge that is learnt. A portion of the apprenticeship will take place at Furness College through classroom based learning. This is likely to be as part of a day release from the employer.
Off-the-job training is learning which is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of the apprenticeship. The 20% Off-the-job training requirement is measured over the course of an apprenticeship, not per academic year. This is an essential part of the apprenticeship and therefore must take place during employed time and the apprentice must be paid for the off the job training.
What subjects will I study?
The apprenticeship will cover a wide range of knowledge, skills and behaviours all of which will assist the student in their day-to-day work duties. These will include:
Knowledge - Business Awareness, IT Systems and Processes, Ethical Standards, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Management Accounting.
Skills – Analysis, Communication, Produces Quality and Accurate Information, Uses Systems and Processes, Problem Solving.
Behaviours - Embracing Change, Adding Value, Ethics and Integrity, Personal Accountability, Productivity, Team working and Collaboration.
How will I be assessed?
At the end of the apprenticeship students will be expected to take part in an end point assessment. Here they will have a synoptic end test which will cover the knowledge and skills gained from their apprenticeship.
They will also present their portfolio of work for discussion, which will comprise of evidence produced in the work place to show the apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard.
What are the entry requirements?
Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, although some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification. Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.
Can I get more information?
For more information please contact us: T: 01229 825017 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.furness.ac.uk
Typical job roles
This apprenticeship is aimed at people currently in the below roles or seeking employment in the below roles:
•Trainee Accounting Technician
•Cashier Finance Assistant
•Purchase Ledger Clerk
•Sales Ledger Clerk
What opportunities will this lead to?
Progression comes in a variety of ways after achieving the apprenticeship, which are:
• Progression onto HE Learning
• Progression onto Higher Apprenticeship levels
• The potential for advancement in their job role or progression into a number of career paths in the Accounting sector including Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant.