Apprenticeship in Accountancy (Level 2)
Business, Administration and Law
What will you be working towards?
An apprenticeship in accountancy will help you to develop your skills, knowledge and experience in preparation for a career in the business sector. Studying through an apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to earn while you learn, building hands-on work experience with an employer, whilst working towards qualifications.
Apprenticeships combine on the job and off the job training. On the job, an apprentice will work with an employers mentor or line manager, learning skills on site and working towards the competency element of the qualifications. Off the job, apprentices work with their assessor and have access to resources, such as a workbook, to ensure they learn the knowledge elements of the framework. If the required level of maths, English and ICT qualifications have not been previously achieved or where qualifications are no longer in date, apprentices must also complete functional skill qualifications in these subjects. These would be completed through agreed delivery methods and support including classroom, distance learning, e-learning and assessor support. Units you may study include: Processing bookkeeping transactions Controlling accounts, journals and the banking system Understanding basic costing Working effectively in accounting and finance Understanding computerised accounting Professional ethics Employability skills You will attend College one day per week to develop gain underpinning knowledge required for your framework components. Your employer will provide on the job training to develop your practical skills.
How will it be delivered?
The apprenticeship will primarily be assessed by direct observation of your work practice, oral questioning, written assignments, professional discussion, learning journal/diary and witness testimony. Your assessor from College will visit you in the workplace on a regular basis to support you throughout your apprenticeship. Functional skills are assessed through external tests. Where possible these tests will be taken on the day you attend College. However, you may have to attend on a different day subject to the timetabling of external assessments.
There are no formal entry requirements, however GCSEs in English and Maths at grade 9-4 or A*-C are desirable. If you haven't already achieved a GCSE grade 4 or grade C in English or maths, then you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths alongside your other qualifications.
Your next steps...
This qualification will help you to meet the development and qualification needs to advance your career in the finance industry. After completing your apprenticeship you could progress on to study a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting. Studying finance and accounting could lead to a career as an accountant, administrator, finance manager, auditor and many other opportunities.