12 to 24 months
What will I study?
Whilst studying an Apprenticeship you will work towards demonstrating your knowledge (at college) and competence (at work) in the following units:
Intermediate Apprenticeship units include:
- Basic principles of costing
- Preparing and recording financial documentation
- Maintaining and reconciling the cash book
- Working effectively in accounting and finance
- Providing basic cost and revenue information
- Computerised accounting
Advanced Apprenticeship units include:
- Principles of cash management
- Principles of VAT
- Professional ethics in accounting and finance
- Preparing final accounts for sole traders
- Cash management
- Preparing and completing VAT returns
Higher Apprenticeship units include:
- Financial statements
- Financial performance
- Internal control and accounting systems
Specialism (optional units):
- Credit management and control
- Personal tax
- Business tax
- External auditing
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is a mixture of multiple choice questions and numeric activities to prove competence. The AAT Learn Plus e-portfolio is used for a number of assessments where work is uploaded and sent for internal assessments. Learn Plus assessments include spreadsheet software, computerised accounts (SAGE), working effectively in accounting and finance and internal control and accounting systems. There is also a requirement to complete the following elements: employee rights and responsibilities workbook and personal learning and thinking skills.
GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) in Maths and English. Vocational Assessment required.
Further training following the Higher Apprenticeship could include studying towards a degree in Accounting or other finance-related degrees or becoming a Chartered Accountant, which can be achieved through a variety of training routes.