Accountancy Apprenticeships

Enable new and existing employees to gain their accountancy qualifications, with fully accredited study programmes at Gloucestershire College.

Recruiting now for 2019/2020

Accountancy apprenticeships are a flexible, cost-effective way of enabling your staff and new employees to gain their professional accountancy qualifications.

This professional training can be paid for using your apprenticeship levy. Or, if you are not a levy payer (your annual wage bill is less than £3 million), you will pay just 5% of the training costs.

Accounting Apprenticeship Level 2

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.

Core areas of study will include:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Working Effectively in Finance

The duration of the apprenticeship is 12 months.

Accounting Apprenticeship Level 3

This apprenticeship framework is designed to further enhance the skills and knowledge of those with some accounts or finance experience. It includes the AAT’s Advanced Diploma in Accounting which helps develop the skills to master more complex financial processes.

Core areas of study will include:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Ethics for Accountants
  • Spreadsheets for Accounting

The duration of the apprenticeship is 12 months.

Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician Apprenticeship Level 4

This apprenticeship standard is designed to train existing accountants to technician level (QCF Level 4). The qualification can lead to a specialist role in accounting, and learners can also progress onto a higher education course in a subject related to accounting, banking, insurance or other financial services.

Core areas of study will include:

  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision & Control
  • Accounting Systems & Control
  • Either Personal Tax or Credit Management
  • Either Business Tax or Cash & Treasury Management

The duration of the apprenticeship is typically 18-24 months.

Interested in part-time accountancy courses?

At Gloucestershire College we also offer AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) courses that give people the practical skills they need to manage finances, budgets and cash flow more effectively. For those who wish to progress further into Chartered Accountancy, we also run ACCA courses that will take them all the way. ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. The ACCA programme we run enables students to acquire both financial and management accounting skills that means they can move between roles.


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Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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