AAT Apprenticeship

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    This apprenticeship framework is designed for junior and entry level accounting roles, providing a solid foundation in finance administration. It includes the AAT’s Foundation Certificate in Accounting, which helps develop the skills to work in an accounts department, helping a business or organisation to keep financial records and prepare accounts. It covers areas such as double entry bookkeeping and basic costing principles.

    Qualification: AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

    Delivery model: College delivery half a day per week

    Duration: 12 months

    Ideal for:

    • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerks
    • Accounts Assistants
    • Credit Control Clerks
    • Finance Assistants

    The apprenticeship will cover the following core areas:

    • Balance accounts
    • Processing payments and receipts through the ledgers
    • Preparing invoices
    • Bank reconciliations
    • Double Entry Bookkeeping
    • Basic Costing
    • Business communications
    • Handling petty cash

    See Employer tab for further details or refer to the AAT website http://www.aat.org.uk/


    • Functional Skills Maths and English at L2
    • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
    • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

    Benefits for learners:

    • Learn a wide range of accountancy skills
    • Improve your career choices
    • Become an integral part of your organisation
    • Gain a professionally recognised qualification
  • Employers

    Benefits to business:

    • Develop the talent your business needs
    • Increase staff productivity
    • Start succession planning for the future
    • Increase staff retention



    Bookkeeping Transactions

    Provides the skills necessary to understand financial transactions within a bookkeeping system, process customer transactions, process supplier transactions, process receipts & payments and process transactions through the ledgers to trial balance.

    Bookkeeping Controls

    Provides the skills necessary to understand payment methods, understand controls in bookkeeping system, use control accounts, use the journal and reconcile a bank statement with the cash book.

    Elements of Costing

    Provides a basic introduction to the cost recording system within an organisation, using cost recording techniques and providing information on actual and budgeted costs and income.

    Using Accounting Software

    Provides the knowledge and skills to set up accounting software, process sales and purchases transactions, process bank and cash transactions, perform period end routine tasks and produce reports.

    Work Effectively in Finance

    Develops professional skills and behaviours, to understand the finance function within an organisation, use personal skills development in finance, produce work effectively and understand corporate social responsibility within organisations.


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